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Postby JASTECH on Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:18 pm

Hi, my question is this. I have a Plextor ConverterX but it won't work on VISTA. Ok, so how can I do this without a sound card? I have a GA-X38-DQ6 motherboard, can I use the internal sound chip? TIA, JAS
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Postby redk9258 on Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:00 pm

You should be able to use the onboard sound. You will need a preamp for boosting and equalizing the sound from your turntable. If your turntable is connected to a receiver and it has a line out or tape rec connection use that.
If you are looking for software to record with try Audicity, it free and pretty good. If you get advanced doing this try Sony Sound Forge or Adobe Audition.

Good luck!
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:53 pm

redk9258, have you tried Roxio's LP to CD software? I'm curious to know how well it works.
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Postby redk9258 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:00 am

Ian wrote:redk9258, have you tried Roxio's LP to CD software? I'm curious to know how well it works.


Short answer:
I've never used that portion of the software but it looks like it would work OK.

More Info:
When I capture audio, I use Sound Forge. If I am recording a whole LP I record the whole side as one big wave file. I remove any clicks / pops with either the Noise Reduction plug in or Adobe Audition. I then take a noise sample between songs and run noise reduction over the whole file from either software. I then fade each song in and out just enough to eliminate any possible pops and mute the silence between tracks. At this point, I add regions to the file and normalize the level. Then I open the file with CD Architect, convert the regions to track markers and burn away. This ends up with a CD that follows the timing the same as the record.

I am using my trusty Santa Cruz sound card which unfortunately does not have drivers for vista, so I guess I don't have a need for Vista until I build or buy a new computer.
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