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OSNews, Generic OSes Software moves on at a break-neck pace these days--version numbers clock up ever quicker as vendors try to market their apps as the latest and greatest. Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems. Dear OSNews readers, what old software (5+ years) do you still use, why, and what problems do you come across in sticking with it? Read More for my own contribution to the list
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Steinberg Clean
by Hae-Yu on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 18:19 UTC
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I use a program called Steinberg Clean Plus (2003) to automatically clean the pops, clicks, and noise when ripping vinyl to wav. Its UI is clumsy and most other features are half-baked, but it can't be beat for automating the cleaning process.

I tried using GoldWave, WavLab, and Audacity, but who has time to go through every pop on every track on every record? It's a two hour chore to rip a record (and tweak the audio levels/ restart the recording) and encode/ label the files. Manually cleaning each album takes all day. Clean automates the cleaning process and does it with better quality and more customization than any other automated system I've found.

It also came with a very good preamp (the Plus) to connect a regular turntable to the line-in. The preamp alone was worth the $50 cost of the whole package.

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