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Re: [vox-tech] Ripping Vinyl LPs
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Re: [vox-tech] Ripping Vinyl LPs

The sound bridge is instead of the ion turntable. It's more universal in
that you can hook an audio source to it, cassette, vcr, the turntable
you already have with super good needles...

I'll have to dig for it but one of the built in tools in Audacity can be
used to auto slice when it detects periods that contain no audio, person
 not required.

Yes selecting the right audio input is tricky sometimes, usually takes a
 little tweaking in alsa mixer or another audio panel to make sure the
channel isn't muted and then telling Audacity to use that one.

I'll reiterate, cleaning the vinyl physically will result in the most
quality change in the final recording.


Richard Harke wrote:
> I'm not sure what the sound bridge is needed for. I have an Ion turntable
> and have
> used it to rip LP's. My only problem was that the name audaciy stuck on the
> input
> choice wasn't clear and left me floundering for a while. Once I realized the
> input
> to select, it worked just fine. I ran the clean up function that was
> recommended
> but I couldn't really tell the difference. Finding the breaks between tracks
> was a little
> work as they did not stand out on the visual. It was worthwhile though as it
> made it easy to write the result to CD as separate tracks.
> Richard
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev@wildintellect.com>wrote:
>> On 02/18/2010 08:19 PM, Aaron Brayton wrote:
>>> Hello again everyone!
>>> My dad is interested in ripping his old vinyl LPs/records.  I know there
>>> are some different hardware and software out there that accomplish this,
>>> and I wanted to ask if anyone has had any experience, good or bad, and
>>> if they would share.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Aaron
>> Yes, the generic usb-turntable (ion, I got mine at costco a few years
>> back) that's everywhere now works well. You'll need good cleaning
>> supplies, I got a brush from the record store in mid-town.
>> I do not recommend going from a stereo or traditional turntable directly
>> to sound cards, you almost always want the conversion to happen outside
>> the actual machine so you don't get clicking from sounds inside your
>> case. Looks like ion now makes a generic usb sound bridge now too
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882698026&Tpk=ion%20record
>> Note: the ion brand stuff "software" is actually the open source
>> Audacity application, with a couple of add on filters and tools can find
>> and split your recording into individual tracks and compress to your
>> preferred format.
>> Alex
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