Hearing first crack

I see lots of discussion here about how hard it can be to hear first crack. I had a thought, how about rather than trying to hear first crack, instead trying to detect first crack. I’m thinking of when I “rip” vinyl records to digital files (I know, I know), I generally need to clean up the pops and tics in the file using Audacity. I’m gonna try setting up a little external mic and see if I can co figure the software to tell me when it hears “cracks”, defined both by frequency as well as duration (per crack). Of course, I realize there is a very good possibility someone has already thought of and done this so, if there is an existing thread with results and configuration suggestions, I’d love to have the link (I tried search but maybe wrong search terms).


Excellent! Thanks!