[pcductape] Re: [pcductape]Sandi

  • From: "Elaine" <zona01@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 22:58:32 -0000

Cheers Eric

If  I need you I will shout OK


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Skeen" <northcom@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 12:13 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: [pcductape]Sandi

> Hi Elaine,
> Here is a method which I wrote for another group some time ago. These
> programs are based on my experience, there are, of course, other ways.
> Although written more specifically for converting Vinyl to CD, the
> same principle applies for tape recordings. Please note that Cool Edit
> is now Adobe Audition.
> I hope the following will be of some use to you:
> ---
> Guys & Gals,
> 'Tis indeed very easy. Here is just one way, there are others. Let us
> assume you have the following:
> * Music Match JukeBox www.musicmatch.com
> * A GOOD Sound Card
> * A GOOD Stereo Turntable connected to a Stereo set
> * A wave-editing program, such as Cooledit www.syntrillium.com
> It is important to ensure your vinyl disks (records, LP's,
> whatever...) are
> clean and dry before use. If they are dirty, wash them in clean, tepid
> tap
> water (use a wee bit of dish-washer liquid if you have to). It is best
> to
> not get the label wet. Dry the record thoroughly using a soft,
> lint-free
> cloth. It goes without say to hold the record by its outer perimeter
> and
> not put greasy fingers all over the grooves.
> Ensure the stylus (the thin, usually diamond-tipped thingy at the end
> of
> the tone arm is clean and not full of fluff. Exercise great caution
> here,
> you could destroy this expensive item if you're not careful. If you do
> need
> to wipe it clean, use a junior paint brush or something similar, and
> wipe TOWARD you, along the axis of the stylus.
> The Turntable should be connected to the appropriate input of the
> Stereo,
> usually marked MAG P/U (or M/C, etc). This assuming you are using a
> Magnetic cartridge and not the older, obsolete Crystal type P/U. If
> you are
> using a crystal p/u, then connect this to the AUX I/P of the Stereo.
> The Stereo in turn connects from it's LINE (or TAPE OUT, AUX) Output
> to the
> LINE Input of your Sound card in the PC. Under NO circumstances should
> you
> take a lead from the Stereo Loudspeaker/s to your Line I/P, this will
> simply fry your Soundcard! The cable required here is either easily
> made up
> comprising one pair screened audio cable with a Stereo Mini-Jack one
> end,
> and two RCA Jacks the other. You should be able to buy ready-made
> leads.
> This cable should not exceed about 3 metres in length, as this could
> start
> degrading the audio signal.
> Now start the recording: The music should be heard playing on the
> stereo
> set.
> Start MMJB. Click on the OPTIONS tab and select Recorder. Scroll down
> to
> Source, then select LINE IN.
> Double-click on the audio (VOL) icon in your sys tray, near the clock
> bottom right of the computer. The Windows Mixer should pop up on your
> screen. Click on OPTIONS, select PROPERTIES, and click on the "ADJUST
> VOLUME FOR RECORDING" checkbox. Check also that LINE-IN is checked in
> the
> list below this. Click OK, and now check that the Line In option is
> active.
> Adjust the volume control to approximately 50 to 60%. The sound should
> change accordingly on your PC speakers. This setting is critical: Too
> many
> people think the louder the better, in fact the audio simply clips and
> distorts if the Input volume level is set too high. The value of your
> recording will be lost in this case.
> On MMJB, now select the RECORD button which will open the Recorder.
> Set the
> title for your LP in the right hand pane. Restart the turntable from
> the
> beginning of the record, press the RECORD button, and MMJB should now
> indicate it is recording the music you want. You can record the LP in
> one
> go or do it track for track. There are facilities available which will
> split the tracks appropriately, one such program being LP-Ripper
> available
> from here:
> http://www.cfbsoftware.com/lpripper/lpripper.htm
> Points to remember: Set your MMJB settings to save the recorded file
> in
> whatever format you wish - if you want to edit it for pops & cracks,
> save
> it to a wav file. It would be wise to make plenty of space available
> on
> your hard drive for the wav file, and you should defrag the drive as
> well.
> Otherwise, if you elect to save directly as an MP3, set the bitrate at
> 128kb/s or, for better quality, 160kb/s.
> Should you wish to edit your file, then I would recommend CoolEdit,
> which
> is probably the best wave-editing s/w available. If you have a
> registered
> version of Cooledit, you can use it directly and dispense with MMJB.
> Cooledit has plug-in filters available for removing hiss, pops, cracks
> etc,
> but be careful here, as too much cleaning results in sterile &
> unnatural
> sound.
> That's about it; there are, of course, other means of achieving the
> same
> end result, and no doubt others will write in with their suggestions.
> Read
> them all and go for whatever suits you best. Roxio includes a simple
> wave
> editor with their software, I have never used it so cannot report on
> how
> effective it is. My own recordings are made using Cooledit which,
> although
> expensive (and especially here in SA!!) is absolutely worth every cent
> if
> you're serious about your music. For the record, I have some 2000 LPs
> of
> various sorts, and have only started ripping about 50 songs so far.
> It
> takes ages to clean the files up using software, which is why it is
> very
> important to start off with as clean a sample as possible.
> In conclusion, you can use the same method to record from Tapes.
> Cooledit
> will remove hiss from tape recordings, but be aware - too much hiss
> removal
> results in an unnatural sterile sound. Leave a bit of hiss in the
> final
> recording for more authenticity!
> Happy recording!!
> (E&OE, this was written from memory...)
> ---
> That Guy In Africa...
> My Treetop: http://www.gds.co.za/northcom/
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> ~ Greetings from Sunny South Africa ~
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Elaine
> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 1:43 PM
> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [pcductape] Re: [pcductape]Sandi
> Hi Barbara
> How did you do that,  hook up the pc to the stereo sounds like a good
> Idea as I have hundreds of cassette tapes
> Elaine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: B Schonfeld
> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 3:28 AM
> Subject: [pcductape] Re: [pcductape]Sandi
> Sandi
>    Hey do you still have that tape I sent you? I finally got around to
> hooking hubby's computer up to the stereo, so now I can make a cd of
> that tape. Drop me a line, when you get time. Sorry I lost your
> address in the midst of a new harddrive switch over.. Barbara

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