[BCAB] Converting Records to MP3 files

Clive Lever clive.lever1955 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:27:43 GMT 2017


Hi David,

For what it's worth, the deck I used set me back not much more than a
hundred quid, so these things are not necessarily expensive...so why fork
out on an amplifier if you can happily rub along without one?

Best,
Clive



-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Reynolds
Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:22 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting Records to MP3 files

Clive,


Exactly my point. Don't connect using an amplifier.

As to tape decks, I've a usb tape player which does tapes convertions very
well. The player is powered by the usb port, but can optionally be detached
for use as a player with a couple of AA batteries,


David.


On 02-Nov-17 1:14 PM, Clive Lever wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> I've had different results from different USB turntables in this 
> respect too. I took one Ion turntable back to the shop because it was 
> generating too much output. My present USB turntable, which is a Sony, 
> succeeds where the other one failed. All decks I've tried to encode 
> from have either had a direct connection from the deck to the line-in 
> socket at the back of the computer, or have had USB connections. I've 
> never tried, or needed to try turntables connected to the computer via 
> a separate amplifier. I suppose the message here is 'keep it simple and
straightforward'.
>
> Best,
> Clive
>
>    
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David 
> Reynolds
> Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:46 AM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting Records to MP3 files
>
> David,
>
>
> I'm not sure that changing your software will solve the problem. What 
> equipment are you using to "record" your vinyl to the computer. If 
> you're using the output from an amplifier, this could be the problem.
> Ideally, you either need a record deck with a USB connection, or a 
> direct wired connection between the deck and your computer.
>
> I'm not saying that Clive et al are wrong, but that you should 
> consider the hardware as well as the software,
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
> David.
>
>
> On 02-Nov-17 11:13 AM, Clive Lever wrote:
>> Hi David,
>>
>> What's more, it's perfectly accessible, as Chris the developer has 
>> been in touch with some of us and has been keen to make sure it works
well for us.
> I
>> don't know how well it would work on a Mac, but if you're using a 
>> Windows PC, you should find it a breeze. That's especially true, 
>> since the help files are pretty good, and someone has produced a 
>> user's guide especially for BCAB. I'm not sure if this is still on 
>> the BCAB website, but if it
> isn't
>> or it's hard to find, and you're ready to give Goldwave a go, please 
>> drop
> me
>> a line off-list and I'll share it with you.
>>
>> Best,
>> Clive
>>    
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jim
> Williams
>> Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:48 AM
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Converting Records to MP3 files
>>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> Goldwave will do both conversions and is quite straight forward.
>>
>> Jim Williams
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David McKerral" <david at davidmckerral.demon.co.uk>
>> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2017 9:40 AM
>> Subject: [BCAB] Converting Records to MP3 files
>>
>>
>>> Hi everyone
>>>
>>> I wish to convert some of my record collection to mp3 files.
>>>
>>> At present I am using EZ vinyl audio converter.
>>>
>>> however, I have had this system for some time and, unfortunately, 
>>> when I try to convert my records I am finding that my music is 
>>> muffled as if the volume is too loud.
>>>
>>> can anyone suggest a new system for me that will be accessible with 
>>> JAWS18?
>>>
>>> also, I wish to convert cassettes to mp3; again, advice on what 
>>> software and tape system  i need to carry out this work.
>>>
>>> Looking forward to hearing from you.
>>>
>>> With many thanks.
>>>
>>> David McKerral
>>> tel. 01236 875016
>>>
>>>
>>>
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