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  1. A magnetic cartridge will not output enough voltage for direct computer input. Route your cartridge output through an amplifier with magnegtic phono in jacks and tape out jacks or use a phono pre-amp from radio shack or others.
  2. It's been a few months since I used GR, but as I remember; upon starting GR you are asked if you want to be guided for settings. Absolutely choose guidance for proper setting of levels. When clicking to start recording from the main screen a dialog box appears asking if you want GR to separate recordings automatically. This box must be checked. There is also a choice of selecting the length of silence between tracks to trigger auto separation. Set initially at 2 sec. minimum, 3 sec max. Trial to separate an entire record side into tracks by editing will fail. You are limited to 3
  3. Amp line out to line in on sound card should work best. Right click on the speaker icon in the right bottom corner of your PC and left click on Recording Devices. Make sure that your are configured to use line in. I once had the wrong input selected with weird results. Still got sound, but it was terrible.
  4. I had the same problem on a PC. Found that the PC wasn't set to use the recording input I was using. Result was weak recordings with terrible quality. Setting PC to use correct recording input solved the problem. Don't know if a Mac has sound input settings, but it's worth checking.
  5. I just purchased a new car with a cd player that recognizes mp3 and wmp files and displays Album, Artist, and song titles as they play. About nine normal length audio CDs will fit on an mp3 CD making such disks a wonderful and compact way to have lots of music available for listening during driving when istening time is available, and extends the functionality of Golden Records to enjoy old favorites easily converted from the music for tape players of much earlier technology. Golden Records seems to work even better converting tapes than vinl. Cleaner sound and quie
  6. I have noticed that while playing solitaire and MP3s through media player, that audio from solitaire comes thru with music. If program you wish to multitask with generates no audio or if that audio would interact with the microphone or line input channel would be a great experiment for you to perform and let the rest of us know if it works.
  7. A way to tell in advance of conditions under which auto-split won't work. When you place your record on the turntable count the number of separated "cuts" and compare this to the number of tunes listed on the record jacket (or record label). If they don't match, you may find that the record maker has combined related tunes into a single cut. An example is a listing: A James Bond Suite: James Bond Theme from "Dr. No" From Russia With Love Goldfinger Counting the cut separations, It came clear that the "Suite" of three songs was all contained in one cut. I could th
  8. When low recorded volume levels interfere with auto-file separation, rather than re-set the background noise level, simply uncheck the auto separation box and separate manually. I keep learnin'.
  9. Practical thoughts on using Golden Records: Like many who subscribe to this forum, I am a new user. In the course of four days, I have encountered most of the problems talked about here and solved most of them, and offer pointers and practical concepts that were omitted from the documentation. One of the big considerations is whether to record in mp3 or wav. Mp3 allows the tag information (album, artist, etc.) to be output as part of the file. Editing file names, changing them from untitled # to a meaningful name, works both in wave and mp3; but only mp3 keeps yo
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