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Calibrating Profiling a Monitor in Linux Using a Datacolor Spyder 4

What is Calibration The display behavior is measured and adjusted to meet user-definable target characteristics, like brightness, gamma and white point. This step is generally referred to as calibration. Calibration is done by adjusting the monitor controls, and the output of the graphics card (via calibration curves, also sometimes called video LUT curves to get as close as possible to the chosen target.... read more

How To Find A String in a File With PowerShell

Introduction So you have a need to have PowerShell to look for a string in a file and create and entry if it doesn’t find it and do nothing if it does.  For my example I am installing an application and I need to add three lines of content, but if it exists I do not want duplicate entries created. The Code There are probably other ways to achieve the goal, but my idea was to use Get-Content and read... read more

How To Remove Hiss or Turntable rumble Using Audacity

Audio Restoration Introduction In an earlier post we covered How To Digitize Your Records Using Audacity, to further on we will cover how to remove hiss or turntable rumble from your recordings using Audacity’s noise reduction effect. Process So you have your record in Audacity and want to get ride of some of the hiss caused by your turntable. We can accomplish this using Noise Reduction effect in... read more

How To Rip Audio CD’s on Fedora 25

Introduction In continuing on with audio posts we will cover how to rip your CD’s on Linux for listening on your computer or your portable device. In this post we will cover using several different applications available on Fedora Linux for exporting our Audio CD’s to MP3 format. Grip Grip is a GTK-based CD-player and CD-ripper / MP3 encoder. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia built... read more

How to Digitize Your Records with Audacity

Introduction Remember the days of sitting around listening to records growing up? The sound of the cracking hissing and even the occasional skip. If not that’s ok it is making a comeback even in this digital age we live in. Some of us have old records lying around and want to listen to those great songs that may not be available for digital download or use on our iPod or Android devices and would... read more

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