Most record players made after the 1960’s dropped the 78rpm speed setting. As the labels switched to both longer playing records (the 33&1/3) and cheaper, more portable discs (the 45rpm single), the older format was quickly made a relic. But, if you have some precious vinyl that is meant to play at 78, but your recording deck only goes to 45 — it turns out that’s a fairly easy problem to fix, IF you have a tempo/pitch adjustment in your recording software.
– Simply record the disc normally at 45rpm.
– Open the file in your waveform editor.
– Set the Pitch/Tempo setting to 173.333% (the result of 78 ÷ 45) and select/apply the tempo to the entire file.
– Now, edit and split the tracks as normal.
– Pretty cool !