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  1. I no longer use Golden Records to do this, so am not an expert on their software and controls. That said, if by "distorted" you mean overly loud, to high, heavily compressed, then this is usually a function of the input volume. You need to make sure the volume is high, but not too high. Think about it as a traffic light, green is good and can always be amplified if too quiet; yellow is a warning and while it can be ok, or loud sections of tracks, will possibly stray into red. Red is bad, fractions of sound can wander into red, but anything longer than a couple of seconds will end up being d
  2. I've been playing around with 33rpm recorded at 45rpm, and it doesn't seem to impact the quality, but it does, at least on my system record 33rpm fractionally too slow. I've compared the wave forms for the same track recorded both at 33rpm, and recorded while played at 45rpm. The later causes 2-4 seconds longer tracks and the tracks sounds marginally slow. So I think that option is off the table.
  3. I've used Golden Records for a while, although never to record more than the odd track from time to time. Since there isn't a USB Turntable set-up option, I thought I'd document mine. I'm now starting to seriously consider digitizing many of my favorite albums in full, a few every day. Looking back at vinyl tracks I've recorded in the past, I've learned a few things, but have some questions on options, levels etc. First my set-up. I have a Stanton USB T92 turntable that I use. It's connected via a USB cable directly from the turntable to the laptop computer running Windows 10. When pl
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