Digitizing vinyl

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  1. yiminy

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    I have begun to put some of my records onto my computer. The part that's a hassle is splitting up the tracks. The Creative Sound Recorder that came with my sound card has a function to do it by detecting silences but it doesn't seem to work very well. Does anyone who's done this have any suggestions?
     
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    you can buy an iMic which is cheap from griffin technology, or they have a more expensive version which look like a modem you can hook up.

    i have a powerbook which I just plug directly into my mixer and record that way. It's great to record mixes that way.

    there is a machine one of my dj partners has and you can basically use a SD card plugged into this small device and can record any analog output. really cool but i remember it wasn;t cheap.

    it's well worth spending some money to get your vinyl records onto itunes or whatever, as it is getting harder to obtain good quality rarer recordings. keep your records in good condition by playing them less!
     
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    Recording is not a problem as my turntable has an s/pdif output so I can plug right into my sound card- it's just splitting up the tracks that is a hassle. I can do it in Sound Forge but I was wondering if anyone has found an easy reliable track splitting utility.
     
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    if you use PT (or something similar) you can almost do it visually. Just record a whole side and then cut and past different cuts and same them as separate songs. That is what I started to do then gave up after I had filled up a 100 gb hard drive and most of my record collection was still in boxes.
     
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    if you are using the numark TT with spidf you might not be that happy with the results if you ever play the track on a large soundsystem. The built in ad/da is fairly poor and sibilance can be a problem.
     
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    Oh, I didn't see your reply there, Glenn. Thanks, but that's basically what I was trying and it's too labor intensive. I'm using a Stanton SRT8-80 turntable and the analog-to-digital conversion is not great, but it's acceptable. I for sure am only doing stuff that is not available elesewhere.

    Thanks for the link clam. I'll dig around there.
     
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