Greetings. In a day or so, I'll be putting up brighter, better-sounding files to replace the Earl Fuller files I featured last post. Those did not come out very well, imo. Long story, but I had created and saved an equalization page template on the program I use to rip my vinyl and shellac--VinylStudio. Because I had modified a VS preset to create the template, I figured the preset's inverse RIAA curve would be saved along with my eq. But it wasn't. And so the files I gave you contained the RIAA (or LP) curve, which doesn't go well with most 78s--early ones, especially I had wondered why I was getting such heavy audio and why it took so much work to coax brightness from the files--and now I know why.
The redone versions, so far, are sounding a lot better--lighter, brighter, but still boasting some needed low end. So, tomorrow or Monday, I'll have the replacement files up and ready to download. But if you have no problem with the files I put up, then no need to replace them, I guess.
There's no way I could have anticipated this problem--namely, that my saved template would not include all the features of the modified response curve--but I should have investigated matters before putting up the post, because things just weren't sounding right.
I find it odd that my modified and retitled preset only retains the revised equalization and not the inverse RIAA curve, and I guess I could ask the software makers (they're very good and quick at answering), but I'm not sure I could word it in a way that makes sense.
Sorry if this post was less than crystal clear. Bottom line: new and improved Earl Fuller files are on the way! Hooray!
Meanwhile, could somebody please tell my allergies to give me a break? The record-breaking amounts of rain in these parts have things blooming much earlier than they normally would, so I'm suffering like it was late May. And you don't want a stuffy head and body aches when a deadly virus is making its rounds....