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BigBob
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Technical Q

Post by BigBob » Wed May 14, 2008 8:33 pm



I am hoping forum members might offer some thoughts: I would love to return the favours I have received here but I am a bit of a dinosaur and I can't so much as form an intelligent question when I am looking at USB turntables and cassette decks. Would someone comment please on what is available, what features are worth extra money, etc?

Many thanks



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DJBombshelter
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Post by DJBombshelter » Sat May 17, 2008 11:03 am

I have always had great success with audio editing software as opposed to a usb recording device, that way I don't have to purchase any new audio equipment and if you're lucky you may know someone who has the software. It also gives you more control over the final product than a device that records directly to an internal burner.
I use Sony Sound Forge 8 as a wave editor. This allows you to record the output of any analog device into your computer. It will also allow you to record any audio that your computer is outputting, eg., the audio from YouTube videos, audio from your favorite band's website, etc.

You will need to plug your turntable to your receiver then simply plug the RCA cables from the Tape or Preamp output into a Y jack, plug it into the stereo input on the back of the machine, open a new record window and record. To record from a tape deck you can go directly to your computer or through your receiver, it's your choice. Getting the record level volume settings right can take time but you will get better at it with time.
Remember, this takes place in real time, no fast ripping of music here. It takes time to record, edit and burn so don't rush and enjoy. It helps to have a fast computer too!!

Once the waveform is recorded you can edit, remove pops and clicks, lessen hiss, add bass, whatever you want. This is very handy and a distinct advantage over usb devices.

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Post by SMoKaLoTaPoT » Mon May 19, 2008 2:02 am

I found this site!
http://www.dak.com/reviews/2020story.cf ... turntables
But Theres others , something very new to me .I no longer own any records but , converting them would be a good idea as once you convert them over to digital its no more wear & tear on the LPs(not like you could just go to the store to replace ones that get damaged) :D

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Post by audiofool » Mon May 19, 2008 8:46 am

Check out audacity.com

It's a freeware program that will let you record, convert, edit and generally manipulate a sound file any way you want.

Works with Vista on down.

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Post by BigBob » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:32 pm

Forgive my manners - very infrequent flyer here.

Thanks a million - you guys are the tops. I have had bad experiences with freeware so I might try that last but with luck I will be able to return all the favours I have received on this site very soon.



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