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Audio Capture of LP records only distortion


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I am attempting to use a Kenwood turntable and a Sherwood receiver to capture LPs with the LP and Tape Assistant in Roxio EMC 8. The input to Line In is from the Headphones jack, using an adapter, from the receiver. I used Auto Level Adjust with the receiver volume at 30%. The Auto Level Adjust appeared to work fine, but when I play back the Album tracks, the only sound is distortion while in the waveform (none of the lyrics or music are audible). There is complete silence when outside the active waveform. I tried recording with the turntable only (using an RCA jacks to Line In adapter cord) but the levels were too low.

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I am attempting to use a Kenwood turntable and a Sherwood receiver to capture LPs with the LP and Tape Assistant in Roxio EMC 8. The input to Line In is from the Headphones jack, using an adapter, from the receiver. I used Auto Level Adjust with the receiver volume at 30%. The Auto Level Adjust appeared to work fine, but when I play back the Album tracks, the only sound is distortion while in the waveform (none of the lyrics or music are audible). There is complete silence when outside the active waveform. I tried recording with the turntable only (using an RCA jacks to Line In adapter cord) but the levels were too low.

 

Try using the Line Out (at the back of the receiver). It would appear using the Headset jack is over driving the input to your sound card and going directly from your turntable is no good as you dont have any amplification.

 

These sites have a lot of helpful info on recording vinyl,cassettes/cds etc.

 

www.deweywrightenterprises.com/vinyl2cd.htm

 

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~abcomp/lp-...ecord_soundcard

 

http://www.cdrfaq.org/

 

http://www.br0wn.co.uk/vinyltocd.htm

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Thanks for the tip. My receiver doesn't have "Line Out" jacks, but does have "Pre Out" jacks (amplifier, I assume). Can I safely use these connections?

You should be able to use the "Pre-Out" jacks without any problem, just keep in mind that volume adjustments and any tone controls will also affect the signal coming out of those jacks. That is, if you have your bass or treble controls, or "Loudness" control (or other equalizer controls) set to other than neutral, they will be affecting the signal you're putting into your sound card. My preference would be to set them all to Neutral (Center, 0, Off) during the digitizing process to get as faithful a reproduction of the original as possible.

 

Also, make sure you're using the "Line In" input on your sound card, not the "Mic In" jack. The Mic jack is typically monophonic, and requires a significantly lower input than the line-in input.

 

Hope that helps!

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Thanks for the tip. My receiver doesn't have "Line Out" jacks, but does have "Pre Out" jacks (amplifier, I assume). Can I safely use these connections?

 

 

 

Try using the Line Out (at the back of the receiver). It would appear using the Headset jack is over driving the input to your sound card and going directly from your turntable is no good as you dont have any amplification.

 

These sites have a lot of helpful info on recording vinyl,cassettes/cds etc.

 

www.deweywrightenterprises.com/vinyl2cd.htm

 

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~abcomp/lp-...ecord_soundcard

 

http://www.cdrfaq.org/

 

http://www.br0wn.co.uk/vinyltocd.htm

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