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:blink: I purchased Golden Records Vinyl to CD Converter, Express Burn Plus Edition, Express Rip Plus Edition, and Switch Sound Format Converter from NCH Software on 1/1/09. All have been relatively easy to use except for GOLDEN RECORDS VINYL TO CD CONVERTER. I used a 50' Velocity 3.5mm Stereo to RCA Stereo Audio Y- Cable coming out of the blue sound card audio jack on the back of my Dell XPS 410. I came out of the back of my Denon AVR2106 recievers red & white PHONO jacks with a RCA male to Dual RCA female Y-Cable (1 for Red & 1 for white). I then pluged the 50' cable from the computer into one side of the RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). Then I plugged the RCA cable coming out of my Rega Planar 3 turnable into the other side of the Dual RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). I downloaded my Golden Records software. I went through the setup wizard...it told me that I was ready to record, so I put one of my many vinyl albums on. I had music playing because I saw the green bars moving in the volume display. I printed out the screenshots but they were not much help. I never heard any music playing from my computer, and it seem to keep stopping the recorder.

I am not really that great with computers, "can ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME with a step by step on the usage of the Golden Records Vinyl to CD converter. I would be totally greatful!

I downloaded what I thought to me a users manual at file://C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Golden\Help\index.html, "but this was no help either!"

Yours Truly in need of a lot of help,

TAZ56

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:blink: I purchased Golden Records Vinyl to CD Converter, Express Burn Plus Edition, Express Rip Plus Edition, and Switch Sound Format Converter from NCH Software on 1/1/09. All have been relatively easy to use except for GOLDEN RECORDS VINYL TO CD CONVERTER. I used a 50' Velocity 3.5mm Stereo to RCA Stereo Audio Y- Cable coming out of the blue sound card audio jack on the back of my Dell XPS 410. I came out of the back of my Denon AVR2106 recievers red & white PHONO jacks with a RCA male to Dual RCA female Y-Cable (1 for Red & 1 for white). I then pluged the 50' cable from the computer into one side of the RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). Then I plugged the RCA cable coming out of my Rega Planar 3 turnable into the other side of the Dual RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). I downloaded my Golden Records software. I went through the setup wizard...it told me that I was ready to record, so I put one of my many vinyl albums on. I had music playing because I saw the green bars moving in the volume display. I printed out the screenshots but they were not much help. I never heard any music playing from my computer, and it seem to keep stopping the recorder.

I am not really that great with computers, "can ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME with a step by step on the usage of the Golden Records Vinyl to CD converter. I would be totally greatful!

I downloaded what I thought to me a users manual at file://C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Golden\Help\index.html, "but this was no help either!"

Yours Truly in need of a lot of help,

TAZ56

 

I am a novice as well with Golden Records (GR). I am not sure I completely understand your setup. I will make a couple observations. It would be preferable, I think, to connect your computer to a TAPE OUT jack, rather than to the phono jack, if I am understanding your email correctly. The amplifier strengthens the signal - phono signals are generally pretty weak. You should also be aware that it is my experience that GR "hijacks" your audio outputs; e.g., you can't play .wav or .mp3 files from Windows Media Centre unless you disconnect the record imput cable from your computer and close GR. You can play converted files within GR though by using the PLAY function. I don't know if this was any help. Good luck.

 

Regards,

-Phil

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If Golden Records shows a signal but you're not hearing it, check the Volume Control on your computer (in Windows XP it should be in your system tray, or you can find it at Start / Programs / Accessories / Entertainment / Volume Control). Make sure the control for your Line In is not muted, and the volume slider is not at the bottom.

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Since you say, that you have green bars when the vinyl is playing, then it sound like audio is arriving at the PC, so check the PC audio settings, for sliders down at minimum, muted devices etc.

 

Right Click the speaker icon in the system tray and select 'Open Volume Control' then in the windows that appears Options/ Properties, and click the 'Recording' Radio button.

Make sure that if you have multiple devices in the Mixer Device Drop down box, that the correct one is selected (you may need to experiment here if you have multiple devices).

Also ensure that there is a tick next to the 'Line In' volume control.

Click OK and select Line In as the input channel.

 

Now right click again on the speaker icon in the system tray and then select 'Adjust audio Properties, then select the Audio tab, and check that the Sound recording device is set to the correct device as setup earlier

 

Just to be sure, also double check your setup and simplify it as much as possible. Even to the stage of getting it recording correctly first with no audio output, then after get audio working on the output side. If you have a headphone socket on the front of the PC, try monitoring the audio first from there without using the amp for playback.

 

I have also read your setup, and can not fully understand how you have it setup. It sound like you have the Rega plugged into a Y cable / Splitter.

You also say you have a Y cable connected to the Blue Line in on the Dell.

 

If that is the case, then it will not work. You need to have a chain, with no Y cables/ splitters.

 

Chain should be.

Rega plugged into phone stage of the amp.

Tape Out from Amp into the Blue Line in on PC.

 

To listen to the audio from the PC through the amp, then you could connect the Line Out ( Green) from the PC back to a line in on the amp ( Tape in or any spare line in on the amp)

 

I also have a Rega Planar 3, with a Moving Coil cartridge, so the output level is even lower than a standard Moving magnet cartridge. If you have a MC cartridge on the Planar 3, check that the amp is set for MC and not MM.

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:blink: I purchased Golden Records Vinyl to CD Converter, Express Burn Plus Edition, Express Rip Plus Edition, and Switch Sound Format Converter from NCH Software on 1/1/09. All have been relatively easy to use except for GOLDEN RECORDS VINYL TO CD CONVERTER. I used a 50' Velocity 3.5mm Stereo to RCA Stereo Audio Y- Cable coming out of the blue sound card audio jack on the back of my Dell XPS 410. I came out of the back of my Denon AVR2106 recievers red & white PHONO jacks with a RCA male to Dual RCA female Y-Cable (1 for Red & 1 for white). I then pluged the 50' cable from the computer into one side of the RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). Then I plugged the RCA cable coming out of my Rega Planar 3 turnable into the other side of the Dual RCA female Y-Cable (red & white). I downloaded my Golden Records software. I went through the setup wizard...it told me that I was ready to record, so I put one of my many vinyl albums on. I had music playing because I saw the green bars moving in the volume display. I printed out the screenshots but they were not much help. I never heard any music playing from my computer, and it seem to keep stopping the recorder.

I am not really that great with computers, "can ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME with a step by step on the usage of the Golden Records Vinyl to CD converter. I would be totally greatful!

I downloaded what I thought to me a users manual at file://C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\Golden\Help\index.html, "but this was no help either!"

Yours Truly in need of a lot of help,

TAZ56

Hi Taz,

 

Your problem is that the noise floor is set too high.

Thats why the recording starts and stops all the time.

When the song hits loud points the recording is starting, in the soft points, the recording is stopping.

The fact that you can see the audio bars means your connections are fine.

 

The fastest easiest fix is when you open the recording dialogue, there is a button to the right of the audio meter, click this button and then there will be an option to "start recording only when audio starts".

 

Turn this option off and then it will start recording regardless of whether it thinks it can hear the audio or not.

 

Alternatively you can correctly measure the noise floor, (silence level inbetween songs) and then the songs will automatically be split as they are recorded.

 

To set the noise floor, when you have the recording dialogue open, click the button next to the audio meter.

Then Click the link that says "current noise floor"

 

This will open the noise floor wizard.

Now all you do is play the record or tape. When its playing at the point where it is inbetween songs, Hit the "measure noise floor button".

So this will measure how loud the audio is inbetween the songs, so now when its recording, when it senses the lower levels of noise, it knows to split the recording at that point.

 

As all tapes and records seem to have slightly different volume levels, the noise floor needs to be measured for each record/tape that you record from as they will not all be the same.

 

Thankyou.

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Hi Taz,

 

Your problem is that the noise floor is set too high.

Thats why the recording starts and stops all the time.

When the song hits loud points the recording is starting, in the soft points, the recording is stopping.

The fact that you can see the audio bars means your connections are fine.

 

The fastest easiest fix is when you open the recording dialogue, there is a button to the right of the audio meter, click this button and then there will be an option to "start recording only when audio starts".

 

Turn this option off and then it will start recording regardless of whether it thinks it can hear the audio or not.

 

Alternatively you can correctly measure the noise floor, (silence level inbetween songs) and then the songs will automatically be split as they are recorded.

 

To set the noise floor, when you have the recording dialogue open, click the button next to the audio meter.

Then Click the link that says "current noise floor"

 

This will open the noise floor wizard.

Now all you do is play the record or tape. When its playing at the point where it is inbetween songs, Hit the "measure noise floor button".

So this will measure how loud the audio is inbetween the songs, so now when its recording, when it senses the lower levels of noise, it knows to split the recording at that point.

 

As all tapes and records seem to have slightly different volume levels, the noise floor needs to be measured for each record/tape that you record from as they will not all be the same.

 

Thankyou.

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