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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 playing vinyl through this, Golden Records not running, the sound quality and volume level are pretty good. The USB connection is using the WIN10 specific USB Audio CODEC 10.0.10586.0 and is the latest I can find. The output is from a laptop 3.5mm to a BOSE Surround System.(yeah I know thats not optimal and I've tried USB Soundcards from cheap to expensive and they all have some issue or other). I normally record using the GR Wizard, selecting direct phono to computer; play the vinyl at it's original speed and have GR set to the same recording speed. I have the sound recording device set to the USB turntable, the Sound Input Channel to "Master Volume"; the recording volume level is set to 8dB; The output WAV file is a pretty accurate representation of what I can hear when playing the vinyl, same levels etc. Next step audio restoration. For this I have don't use RIAA Equalization. Although the turntable is connected directly, not through an amp, using this seems to make the recordings way too much bass; I also don't use High pass filtering - this seems to make the output seem too "tinny". For output options, I select "Do Nothing". Normally I then use Free Audio Converter(Fre:ac) to convert to either MP3 or FLAC for storing on my NAS which is where the music gets played from. Fre:ac seems to have more options and produces better MP3 files, plus I can convert to FLAC, when needed. Finally, I use MP3TAG to retrieve details from discogs and tag files, add album art work etc. I use discogs as the tag source as I'm slowly adding my vinyl collection there as I record it, and for new vinyl I purchase. 1. If you record 33rpm vinyl at 45rpm does it impact the quality? (this would be a great time saver) 2. For Sound Input Channel, I have an option to set it to "Windows Record Mixer" - What is this and should I use it? 3. I couldn't find a good description of how to use recording level volume (anyone?) - does it impact only the volume in, or does it also impact the volume on the recorded digital file?
Please help! I cannot play my sound files because I keep getting this error: "Please check that your audio hardware is functioning correctly and that Options -> Playback -> "Sound Device" has been correctly configured." My two options under that pull down menu are "default" and "Speakers (Realtek High Defi...)"." My speakers work fine for everything else. What am I missing? Thank you!!!
I am creating a new CD of original songs, on a pc, and when burning them to a CD all that shows is Track 1, Track 2, etc. But it plays! After using STAMP the directory structure of the CD is changed to Music - Album Name (I assume) - then the songs are listed. This structure will only play on the computer but not in the car's radio Can this be changed? Or is there a workaround? Thanks, Jack
Hey - just recently updated to the newest version from 4.48 or something. Two things irk me about the newer edition that didn't exist in my previous version, and I can't find a way to shut them off in any options menu or anything like that. Number 1 is that now whenever you shift a clip along the timeline, if that timeline was collapsed, it then becomes expanded automatically. I do not want this. At all. I do video editing with several audio and video tracks simultaneously, and I like to keep them all constantly collapsed so I can see all of the tracks at the same time. It is MEGA-frustrating to now move a series of clips, then have them all automatically expand - thereby shoving other tracks out of my nice neat view that I set up - and then have to go back and manually collapse each affected track. Every. Single. Time. How do I shut that off? Number 2: how do I get rid of THIS demon? This "cut all" button that now pops up by the red line in the timeline? Yeah - don't want that. I click on the timeline to jump around in my projects - often times minute distances to make precise cuts - and having this "cut all" button suddenly materialize from the ether to not only hinder my desire to jump forward slightly in the timeline if I so choose to do so, but also split all of my tracks up. Can't find an option to get rid of that, either. If the option to adjust these two things isn't available, I'll probably just revert back to the version that was working for me. Thanks in advance to any and all responses.