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Creator Vs Other Roxio Products For Converting Lps

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Does Creator do a better job at converting LPs or should I just buy Music Lab 10 or Easy LP? Creator has a lot more features such as sound editing but I don't see me using them.

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Does Creator do a better job at converting LPs or should I just buy Music Lab 10 or Easy LP? Creator has a lot more features such as sound editing but I don't see me using them.

 

Creator 2011 is the full retail version. All the other programs are usually a subset of the full suite. It all depends on what you want to do whether you want the full version or only the "section" you are interested in.

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I want the best quality in sound capture I can get from an LP plus the best outcome in noise cleanup (hiss-crackle-pop). Is the sound capture and cleanup engine the same in all products with just some extra features added in as you pay more?

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I want the best quality in sound capture I can get from an LP plus the best outcome in noise cleanup (hiss-crackle-pop). Is the sound capture and cleanup engine the same in all products with just some extra features added in as you pay more?

 

Will you be working with a laptop or desktop to capture the audio? If laptop, you will need the USB converter that comes with Easy LP to mp3. If you have a desktop, then you will be able to plug the amplified turntable directly into your sound card/chip. Depending on the sound card/chip, you may or may not be able to hear what you are capturing. It is a function of that device. If you have a desktop with an audio chip, consider getting a real audio card. There used to be a lot of difference but there is less now but there is still a difference.

 

What do you have for an audio device on your computer now?

 

If you are capturing to a desktop and/or you have and audio capture device, then the $10 difference between Easy LP and Creator 2011 is a no brainer. In the future, you will want to do something with images, video, etc.

 

The clean up in Creator 2011 and Easy LP is about equal. I don't know if Record Now is as good. I think most people think of Creator as a Video Editing/DVD creation piece of software rather than a full powerful audio editing piece of software.

 

I'm not sure I answered all your questions; come back and ask if I didn't.

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I can work with either my laptop or my desktop but the laptop is more convenient to relocate beside the stereo. Either way, I have a Soundblaster X51 Surround Pro USB audio card to supplement the onboard sound both units have. The price difference in my market is worth worrying about. Best prices I can find are: Creator at $169, Easy LP at $80 and Music Lab at $40.

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I can work with either my laptop or my desktop but the laptop is more convenient to relocate beside the stereo. Either way, I have a Soundblaster X51 Surround Pro USB audio card to supplement the onboard sound both units have. The price difference in my market is worth worrying about. Best prices I can find are: Creator at $169, Easy LP at $80 and Music Lab at $40.

 

Gulp - those are high ! Music Lab may be all you need. A lot depends on how bad the original LPs are.

 

I sent you a private message. with some alternate recommendations.

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"Quality" starts at the source: Clean records without scratches. After that, you need good bit rates and sampling frequency. It is said that the "average" human ear cannot distinguish "sound quality" below 20hhz, or above 20khz, so the standard 16 bit/44khz is supposed to be good enough for "average" people. People with "discerning, perfect-pitch" hearing claim you need 24, or even 32 bit resolution @ 192khz, and are willing to pay the price of being able to convert vinyl at that "rarefied" level... More power to them. I'm a hearing-impaired 63 year old man (50 years of LOUD music -concerts, headphones, and 5" Naval gunfire next to my ears in "that war over there") who is glad to still have some hearing left; 16 bit/44khz sounds excellent to me. Try them all out and see what YOU decide is best for your needs.

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Much too late, Frank-the-frames-guy!

 

You're necroposting to a long-dead thread, which is not to be encouraged.

 

The original poster hasn't been on the board since June 2011, so you'wasted your time.

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