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

Thanks for the input!

Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.
> Alex
> 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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