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Audio Recording Set Up Chart Creator 2009


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The (3) Audio Recording Set Up Charts in the Assistant all say to use a "USB Audio Device"

to connect a turntable or a cassette player to the computer.

 

What is it , what do I ask for , and where to I get one?

 

Thanks,

 

My guess is your knowledge is about as bad as mine! I believe you are referring to a preamp. This will be necessary to boost the signal from your turntable before Roxio can do its thing. It uses the line signal from your turntable or cassette deck to produce a digital input via USB. I went a bit OTT and got an ART USB Phono Plus V2. It is a fantastic little box and has worked wonders for my work so far.

 

You might wish to look at my earlier posts when I was asking similar questions. The other guys are really helpful as long as you dont seem to be too stupid in the first place!

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My guess is your knowledge is about as bad as mine! I believe you are referring to a preamp. This will be necessary to boost the signal from your turntable before Roxio can do its thing. It uses the line signal from your turntable or cassette deck to produce a digital input via USB. I went to town and got an ART USB Phono Plus V2. It is a fantastic little box and has worked wonders for my work so far.

 

You might wish to look at my earlier posts when I was asking similar questions. The other guys are really helpful as long as you dont seem to be too stupid in the first place!

 

Hi Ronnie,

 

Thanks for posting your experience and comment. If you don't mind, I'll expand a little.

 

You definitely need a preamp for a standalone turntable (around $15 at amazon) without phono out jack (phono out already has a built in preamp. You could use the output from a receiver/amplifier or a turntable with a built in preamp (approx..$100 -Sony has one). A cassette player has enough output that it doesn't need an amp.

 

Rather than using a USB device, you could go directly into your audio card input jack; that is if you are not running a laptop with only a mic input. You can use a laptop's mic input but you have to be very careful about what you feed it (like from a headphone jack) and it may still be mono.

 

That ART USB device would be great for laptops and only very good for desktops. It would also be very good for computers with an audio chip and not an audio card. Amazon has it for around $60.

 

I have one of the Sony turntables with built in preamp and plug it or a cassette deck directly into my Audigy sound card.

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Hi Ronnie,

 

Thanks for posting your experience and comment. If you don't mind, I'll expand a little.

 

You definitely need a preamp for a standalone turntable (around $15 at amazon) without phono out jack (phono out already has a built in preamp. You could use the output from a receiver/amplifier or a turntable with a built in preamp (approx..$100 -Sony has one). A cassette player has enough output that it doesn't need an amp.

 

Rather than using a USB device, you could go directly into your audio card input jack; that is if you are not running a laptop with only a mic input. You can use a laptop's mic input but you have to be very careful about what you feed it (like from a headphone jack) and it may still be mono.

 

That ART USB device would be great for laptops and only very good for desktops. It would also be very good for computers with an audio chip and not an audio card. Amazon has it for around $60.

 

I have one of the Sony turntables with built in preamp and plug it or a cassette deck directly into my Audigy sound card.

 

 

Hi,

Yes I agree with all you said above. I was only speaking for my own situation-- ie turntable with no pre amp, and PC with no decent soundcard. There are countless alternatives for preamps but I picked the only one I could find within a reasonable time with a better S/N ratio than my turntable. I have been very impressed by it and believe it was well worth the little extra expense.

 

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