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#1 petawawa60

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:40 AM

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Well...audiophiles let me know, I can not finish it.
Have purchased a unit that says I can convert my record collection on to the hard drive of my computer and then by magic convert it it MP format and then to CD.
Problem is that I am not a savant.
Follw the directions but the destination is frustration.
Have Roxio 9.
Have Pre-Amp and turntable.
There seems to be action but there is not sound and when I try to get it on a disc a letter box comes up and tells me it is not on the Hard Drive...
Help,please.
John

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:53 AM

Have Pre-Amp and turntable.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

The only other suggestion I would make, if you're planning on burning CDs from your LPs, is that you record to WAV files first. These are uncompressed. Then burn your CD, and then rip your MP3s from the CD (or the WAV files). MP3 is a "lossy" format and some information is lost when you convert to them. MP3s don't sound bad -- especially at higher bitrates, like 256 or 320 kbps -- but an uncompressed WAV file will be an exact audio copy.

And have fun! I've been doing this for years!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:34 AM

The only other suggestion I would make, if you're planning on burning CDs from your LPs, is that you record to WAV files first. These are uncompressed. Then burn your CD, and then rip your MP3s from the CD (or the WAV files). MP3 is a "lossy" format and some information is lost when you convert to them. MP3s don't sound bad -- especially at higher bitrates, like 256 or 320 kbps -- but an uncompressed WAV file will be an exact audio copy.

And have fun! I've been doing this for years!

Will try...The female of the house is saying the records have to go....would definently like to not lose all the music available on these units...too much time and love gone into collecting them.
John

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:46 AM

Hi, i have found over the years that the most important thing is to retain audio quality as you cannot convert back to wav after you have encoded as mp3.
an mp3 file at best is about one third of the information of cd quality. when recording from an analog source you can get excellent results from using a software package like Steinberg's wave lab essential, which is possibly the best sounding software on the market.
The sound card you use also has a bearing on things as this dictates the quality of the audio stream coming into your computer and also the playback quality. The best on the market just now is a sub 200 unit from Echo called the audiofire2 which can outperform most of the pro cards available although it does only have 2 in and up to 6 out, you will however require two adapters to input into the quarter inch balanced jack sockets.
If you are a bit obsessive about sound record in the highest quality settings and bit depth,buy a 1TB of-board drive as you will need loads of space.
i hope you have lots of fun with this project

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

The only other suggestion I would make, if you're planning on burning CDs from your LPs, is that you record to WAV files first. These are uncompressed. Then burn your CD, and then rip your MP3s from the CD (or the WAV files). MP3 is a "lossy" format and some information is lost when you convert to them. MP3s don't sound bad -- especially at higher bitrates, like 256 or 320 kbps -- but an uncompressed WAV file will be an exact audio copy.

And have fun! I've been doing this for years!

Will try...The female of the house is saying the records have to go....would definently like to not lose all the music available on these units...too much time and love gone into collecting them.
John




Are you attached to the music or the records? Most music is available digitally either on CD or via the internet. And there's a significant collectables market for vinyl depending on the condition. You could make some bucks selling them.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

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Have Roxio 9.
Have Pre-Amp and turntable.
There seems to be action but there is not sound and when I try to get it on a disc a letter box comes up and tells me it is not on the Hard Drive...
Help,please.
John



erm, we need to be clear about a few things first... What 'unit' is it that ur using, do u simply mean u r using roxio 9 or is there a third piece of hardware being used? If this is the case, then what is the 3rd unit, and how are u attaching ur turntable to the unit, and then the unit to the computer? If this isn't the case and u r simply attaching ur turntable/amp to the computer, then how r u doing so? If it says there is nothing on the hard drive, and no sound is playing, then the problem is somewhere between the phono and roxio 9. What I mean by that is it's not the programme that's the problem, it's the communication between the programme and the turntable. Therefore if u can tell me what's connected to what and how I should be able to figure out a solution...

also, i'm a DJ, wot r u doing with all the old vinyl!?




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