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    Sound Editor

    I don't have speakers connected to this setup. Laptop PC with Creative external card. Headphones out of the card headphone jack. As far as audio goes, this rig is strictly for needledropping, but I do need to monitor as I go. Something as simple as the A/C cutting on can cause a "bump" in the sound of the recording. But more to your question, that was also disabled by default. Not sure why...….
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    Sound Editor

    To answer REDWAGON, I wish I could avoid using it, but I haven't found a way to be able to monitor the record without it. If I use just "what u hear", what I hear is nothing. To answer CDANTEEK, I've attached 3 jpegs..it seems to come with the latest drivers for the X-fi with phono preamp. If you look at the top jpeg, on the far right is the Mic/Line/Phono In. By default it is disabled. If I don't go in and open the EC and enable that setting, I will hear nothing through my headphones. When enabled it can be good, or it can behave pretty strangely....like muting only PART of a channel....I have to toggle back and forth with enable/disable, and after that tango it will clear up. The other jpeg shows the EC choices....you have to click on the mixer to get to the top jpeg. The other is just the Windows 10 menu options for Creative. Please, if there is a way to monitor the recording without going through this, let me know. Thing is, it comes with the driver package, and seems to be the only way to control the external card, or at least to monitor it. .
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    Sound Editor

    It does show "What U Hear", but no matter what I try, it seems to still be tied to the Creative Entertainment Console, and it's Phono In. I've deleted all the Creative software and drivers and reinstalled, but same result. Good news, at least for now, it seems to be recording clearly what's coming off the record. Fingers crossed.
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    Sound Editor

    Here's what I have under the playback and recording tabs...I'll have to look for Roxio Easy Audio Capture.
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    Sound Editor

    I've gotten over a few hurdles with the hardware...at least I think. I've been able to complete some rips. Weird things going on though. I have to go through "Creative Entertainment Console" in order to monitor what's coming through the external card and into the Roxio Sound Editor. I'm not sure that these two play well together without some coaxing, and even then it's kind of hit and miss. Roxio takes FOREVER to load and that didn't used to be a problem. When I open the "console", I don't get the full sound of each channel.....I have to disable/enable the phono in monitor, and after doing that a few times, the sound opens up. That's why I was asking if there were any updates to Sound Editor in NXT7...thinking maybe it would get rid of the problem. I'd like to avoid using the "console" if possible, but I don't see where in Roxio to enable monitoring of the phono in through headphones. All I hear is nothing when I try that. Sorry for the long response.
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    Sound Editor

    I currently use NXT Pro 5. The only thing I really do with it is rip vinyl. I go through an external SoundBlaster card/phono pre amp. My question is: Is anything with Sound Editor changed with NXT Pro 7? I've used this program going back to before it was Roxio, and it seems that Sound Editor never really gets an update. Thanks!
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    Ripping Vinyl...No Audio

    Thanks for the reply Redwagon. I'll give that a shot when I'm back at my PC.
  8. I just received a SoundBlaster X-fi USB external sound card with phono preamp. I'm attaching it to my Windows 10 laptop by USB. I want to be able to rip some old records, but here's what I'm encountering: 1. In the process of ripping, I can see that there is recording going on, but I can't hear anything through the headphones. 2. I have to use headphones, and I can hear audio being played from the PC with no problem, but can't hear anything from the turntable during recording. 3. I use NXT5 pro....the Sound Editor feature. I'm pretty sure it's a settings issue, but I'm not sure what to change without messing something up. Any ideas?
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    Yes, correct. I always listen to the captured files immediately after capture on the PC. If all is good I then export the file which is mostly ready for import into itunes. It's pretty rare that I burn to CD's anymore. I appreciate the help, and apologize for not being clear enough in my posts. It's SUPER clear in my thoughts! : )
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    The problem is a glitch during the track, and occurs randomly. My most recent attempts have been to try to capture no more than three short tracks, and have attempted to capture only one several times. I usually just use "Edit Audio" for the entire operation, and do not separate tracks until I'm ready to edit and export. I did try the "digitize LP"s and tapes" option once. Glitches still present. As far as uploading a sample, give me a little time on that as I'm not at that computer and may need a bit of a tutorial to get it done! Thanks!
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    Sorry for the second post, but should probably mention that I rip to .wav, and to a second internal hard drive which is identical to the C drive. That's what I've been doing all along. Hardware is an AT-LP120 turntable (internal preamp off), running through a U-Turn Pluto phono amp, and into the PC from there. Using the built in sound on the PC as I've done since I built the machine.
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    Okay, not sure who is responding to who on here but that's what makes it fun, right? Anyway, I took awhile off from this and tried to rip an LP over the weekend. EVERY SINGLE track had at least one minor glitch. Tried again, same thing, different spots in the music. I uninstalled and reinstalled NXT 5. Since I'm on an "older" computer, I deleted my user account and created a new, fresh one. I did do that before reinstalling NXT 5. Got everything up and running, tried again, same result. I turn Norton to silent mode, I'm trying to catch whatever might be attempting to update. I'm just at a complete loss here. Some other programs were mentioned for ripping. Would they possibly work in my case? I still want to use Roxio for editing the ripped files, but dang, can't even get one track to rip cleanly.
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    Well, a little over a week with it. So far, no freezes. But........almost every LP I rip has some kind of minor hiccup. Not a problem if there is a break between songs because I just go back and rip that one again. If it's an entire album side, that could/would be a problem. Haven't tried that yet. What are the kinds of things that cause the software to hiccup/glitch? I don't hear it as it's recording, only when I check the finished product. I turn Norton to "silent mode" for the duration of a session. Suggestions?
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    I went ahead and ordered NXT 5 Pro. I have it installed, and to my eye and experience, sound editor is identical to what it's been for several generations now. No cosmetic changes whatsoever. The proof that there is something new under the hood will come when I no longer have the freeze ups that I had with 12. I've done some editing but haven't yet ripped any LP's. I'll post more when I've had a bit more time with it.
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    Nxt 5 Pro - Sound Editor

    I originally installed it on a Windows 8 machine. When 10 came along I did the update without making any changes to C12. For the most part, it functions okay, at least for what I use it for which is audio. But, and I can't isolate why, on some occasions after recording a vinyl LP using my line in connection, I'll hit stop at the end of the recording and sound editor freezes up leaving me with nothing. Rare, but it happens. No error messages.
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