It may have occurred to some of my readers that almost all of the Carnatic music on this blog is from cassette. That's because Indian-made LPs of Carnatic music are extremely rare. Online dealers and websites selling Indian music are predominantly selling Hindustani music. Several years ago I purchased several big boxes of cassettes from Shrimatis in Berkeley, CA before they closed their doors and these are what I have been posting. Records from western labels such as World Pacific and Oriental are easier to obtain.
Transfer: Nakamichi ZX-9 cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt to "better than new" state by Willi HermannPre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
Software: Audacity and xAct.
Monitoring: Focal Spirit One headphones
24bit, 96kHz FLAC files (1.3 GB)
highest resolution files I am capable of producing
after decoding to WAV files, these can be burned to CDR
highest quality mp3 files possible