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Postby fritzb » Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:59 am

I use my trusty old DJ turntable (c. 1989), a Technics SL-1200MK2 with a Stanton stylus.

The Technics SL-1200MK2 has been around for decades, virtually unchanged, and it's built like the proverbial brick sh|thouse. You should be able to find a good
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Postby Bob-O » Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:04 am

I use Magix's Samplitude 7 for all my digitizing and editing. It works great and is easy to use...

Sound Forge is a great digitizing and manipulation program, but then you need another package to break it up into tracks, burn to disc etc. Samplitude
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Postby ballyhoo » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:10 pm

This might sound dumb but,how do I hook up my turntable to the PC and record onto my hard drive? I would love to convert some of my vinyl but am very new to this technology :)
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Postby MikeP » Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:28 pm

Ballyhoo,

You need a preamplifier to boost the signal from the turntable. Some computer sound cards can do this directly, but the average sound card doesn't, so the easiest thing to do is to connect the turntable to your stereo (if this is feasible--i.
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Postby Bob-O » Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:38 am

This might sound dumb but,how do I hook up my turntable to the PC and record onto my hard drive? I would love to convert some of my vinyl but am very new to this technology :)


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Postby ballyhoo » Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:26 pm

Thank you very much MikeP and Ollie Stench, I will be heading to the electronic shop next week for the cables. I have been wanting to try this for ages. As soon as I get the hang of this I will let you know how it turns out. I am sure more questions will
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Postby Jimbo » Sat Sep 13, 2003 8:44 pm

I hope no one minds if I stick my nose into this thread but there is a lot of stuff that is not being covered.

I have spent several hours a day for last month researching this problem and have gotten the opportunity to talk to a lot of very knowledgeab
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Postby Bob-O » Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:36 pm

Those are important points for audiophile quality transfers. I worked for 5 years as a mastering engineer for audio duplication and the sound cards we used were about $5k each (this was 10 years ago), and the thought of using anything less was laughable.
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Postby ballyhoo » Sun Sep 14, 2003 9:03 am

Wow! I guess I better have a look at my sound card before I go anywhere. I just have a 2 year Dell 800mhz PIII and I believe it is only a sound blaster card. I will dig deeper and see if I need to start there, thanks:)
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Postby Jimbo » Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:48 pm

Wow! That was a screwed up post. It ate my comments, but left the quotes.

Anyways ballyhoo, what I tried to say was that if you are serious, you will need to spend some money and get a quality soundcard. The Echo Mia24 or MiaMIDI can be had for a $100
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Postby ballyhoo » Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:18 am

I think I will list what I have and let me know what you think. I would like to convert some of my vinyl to cd but like you said it can get expensive which I cannot afford. Right now I have a very reliable Dual 505 turntable, it's not hi end but has a dec
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Postby Jimbo » Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:32 pm

That will get the job done.
You will need a good 24/96 soundcard, and make sure that your amplifier has dedicated phonograph inputs. If not, then you will need a phono preamp.
Those things range from $20 at Radio Shack to $10,000. I think a good sweet s
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Postby ballyhoo » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:00 am

Thanks for the info Jimbo, I will do just that and start slowly. I will double check my sound card and all the other things you mentioned. I will let you know how it turns out, Thanks:)
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Postby Bob-O » Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:26 am

http://www.audiotoolsdirect.com/vinyl.shtml

pretty straight-forward and in somewhat plain english
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