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ok I bought a sherwood reciever today so I could hook my turnatable to it to convert my lps to cds. I have EMC9 deluxe suite which came with dazzle video/audio capture device. (Already installed the vista driver) I have a dell XPS 410 with vista.

I have everything hooked up according to directions. I still get NO sound when I record with lp and assistant...

the tutorials are not helping me at all- I was hoping someone could help.

thanks tina :)

 

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ok I bought a sherwood reciever today so I could hook my turnatable to it to convert my lps to cds. I have EMC9 deluxe suite which came with dazzle video/audio capture device. (Already installed the vista driver) I have a dell XPS 410 with vista.

I have everything hooked up according to directions. I still get NO sound when I record with lp and assistant...

the tutorials are not helping me at all- I was hoping someone could help.

thanks tina :)

 

If you are using the line in on your sound card for the input to your computer make sure the "line in" is selected in your volume controls in your Windows Vista.

 

The Dazzle is for video capture from analog sources, such as a VCR.

 

 

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If you are using the line in on your sound card for the input to your computer make sure the "line in" is selected in your volume controls in your Windows Vista.

 

The Dazzle is for video capture from analog sources, such as a VCR.

so your saying not to use the dazzle but to plug the left and right audio in to a adapter and then plug into mic or headphones on the pc?

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so your saying not to use the dazzle but to plug the left and right audio in to a adapter and then plug into mic or headphones on the pc?

 

 

The Dazzle is a video capture device!

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ok so what do you suggest I do for best quality sound?

 

Go to the LP and Tape Assistant application, click on the Recording Setup Guide and look at the instructions in there.

 

FYI http://www.the-predator.com/dell/sec7-9.html

 

 

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ok so what do you suggest I do for best quality sound?

 

What audio card do you have on your computer. It converts the analog signal to digital. Updating the drivers for the card would be a good thing to do. If you have a desk top and have only an audio chip, then installing a low cost audio card would be a big plus (example)

For now stay away from M-Audio, although they make very good products, they don't work with EMC.

 

If you don't know what card or audio chip you have, go to Windows Start, Run, Type in dxdiag, then OK. When the window opens, go to he sound tab. On the top left, you'll see your sound card/chip information and on the right the driver information.

 

BTW, you may have been able to not buy the receiver and simply buy a small pre-amplifier to put between your turntable and your computer (example). If the deck is old, it may have already had a phono out jack and then you would not have needed the receiver or the amplifier. You can also buy a new deck with a pre-amp built in (example). The turntable output is not strong enough to get by without some sort of pre-amp. Tape decks do not need a pre-amp.

 

I've added this information because others may read this thread and this would be helpful information for them. I'm sure you wanted the receiver anyway.

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Go to the LP and Tape Assistant application, click on the Recording Setup Guide and look at the instructions in there.

 

FYI http://www.the-predator.com/dell/sec7-9.html

Thanks I did take all the equipment back to radio shack and picked up a Y cord...I have the red and white cords coming from the turntable pluged in to the Y cord and then pluged that in to the line in to the(desktop) pc. Only thing is - its in MONO... can I solve this problem now???

Thanks for all your help BTW :rolleyes:

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Thanks I did take all the equipment back to radio shack and picked up a Y cord...I have the red and white cords coming from the turntable pluged in to the Y cord and then pluged that in to the line in to the(desktop) pc. Only thing is - its in MONO... can I solve this problem now???

Thanks for all your help BTW :rolleyes:

I can guess that they sold you a mono Y cord. Take a look at the end of the connector that plugs into your computer. There should be two black rings around it about half way down. This is for the left and right channels. If your's is solid, then it is mono.

 

If you have the stereo then check to make sure it is not plugged in too far or not far enough so that you would only get one channel.

 

The other thing is to check your Windows audio properties to make sure that it is set correctly with a balance so that both channels are getting an input.

 

On the wave form when you are capturing, do you see both meters bouncing?

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I can guess that they sold you a mono Y cord. Take a look at the end of the connector that plugs into your computer. There should be two black rings around it about half way down. This is for the left and right channels. If your's is solid, then it is mono.

 

If you have the stereo then check to make sure it is not plugged in too far or not far enough so that you would only get one channel.

 

The other thing is to check your Windows audio properties to make sure that it is set correctly with a balance so that both channels are getting an input.

 

On the wave form when you are capturing, do you see both meters bouncing?

No Only the left bounces. I believe the y cord is mono! Can I get a Stero Y cord?

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No Only the left bounces. I believe the y cord is mono! Can I get a Stero Y cord?

Yes, take that back and they should exchange it for just a buck or so more.

 

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