Recording 78rpm vinyl at 45rpm – You need manufactured speed!

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 !


Seven Significant Singles – Issue No. 1

Here are seven 7″ Singles, in what I hope will be an irregular series: “Seven Significant Singles.” Since the 45rpm vinyl single was introduced in 1949, and rock music came shortly thereafter, it seems best to start with early rock and roll.Top 40 music, portable players and affordable records all played a valuable part in making the vinyl single an important leap in music and culture. This mix features seven 45rpm singles that were all made between 1953 and 1959. These discs bring together a lot of different styles that gave birth to rock: blues, pop, jazz, folk and more. These seven discs are all from my personal collection, recorded to CD, then strung together into one mp3 for 31 minutes of easy listening pleasure.The first Significant Seven are: Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Jimmie John, Fats Domino, Jimmy Clanton, and Ricky Nelson. Hep cats one and all, ya dig?

Capitol F3450 - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" b/w "Woman Love"

Capitol F3450 – “Be-Bop-A-Lula” b/w “Woman Love”