Noob Question! Mix Recording...

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  1. Resist

    Resist Member

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    I've tried using my phone to video mixes but the sound quality is shit, so I wanna do it properly and record my mixes to MP3.

    I've got two turntables, a mixer and a laptop.

    Cheers for any help
     
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    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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  3. Highway-man

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    Its easy peasy mate (as long as you have a mixer that has a recording output)

    1.Type in on google search "free recording software" and download one of the programes you find. ( I would go for audacityor total recorder

    2.You need to get a headphone to phono lead. If you dont know what one of these is then look at this link: http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR194203

    3. Plug that in from your "record out" output and you should be ready to start recording properly now.

    let me know what mixer you have!
     
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  4. Resist

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    One of my mates said I can hook up the output to an audio interface, then plug the interface into my laptop, and use software to record it that way. If I did, then where would the sound come out of? the laptop?

    I've got a numark DM950

    Basic as fuck!
     
  5. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Normally on your output on your soundcard/interface ie headphone out or monitor out. Which essentialy yes is your laptop as that is what the laptop is using to process the sound.What interface are you using??
     
  6. Highway-man

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    Ok yea i have seen this mixer before and as far as i know myself I dont think you can record from it becuase the only outputs are for the speakers and amp.
    here is a picture of the back so other people can see if there is a solution but i dont think there is?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    As highway man said: you gonna be needing these:

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    Stick those in output, and the other one in your laptop's input (mic?)...

    easy as fuck :clown:
     
  8. Resist

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    I haven't got an interface yet, I was gonna buy one, but if I can use that phono to jack lead then I won't.

    I've got a mic input on my laptop I think, Its got two jacks on the front, one with a pic of headphones, the other with a pic of somethin else, dunno what it is. I'll attach a pic.

    I'll have to download some recording software aswell.
     

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  9. pistachio

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    but then you can't listen to yourself mix surely? cos if you use the output for the laptop then how you gonna connect it to your amp/stereo
     
  10. Highway-man

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    Well this is it. he cant becuase there is only one output on the mixer.
    Theonly solution with this mixer is to get one of these!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    haha this
     
  12. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    or get 2 of these

    [​IMG]

    they split the output into 2. only about a quid each as well.
     
  13. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    = what i would use. Easiest solution. And you can't go wrong having those laying around.
     
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    muzzadj POW!

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    Was going to say this, but for some reason didn't think it would work!
     
  15. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    explain why not? :confused:
     
  16. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    thats the thing.. i have no idea lol?!
     
  17. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    haha, i still tend to think it'll work man.
    You probably find it too easy (;
     
  18. pistachio

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    If youv'e got one of these:

    Hows one of these gonna help:

    Youve still only got 1 output on mixer
     
  19. pistachio

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    ^^^^^ Sorry mate just noticed what the adapter is, i thought it was phono to headphone jack. if you split it liike that will it affect the sound quality?
     
  20. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    plug the rca splitter into both outputs then the rca to headphones into 1 from each side ( Left & Right ) And Your Speakers Into the Others.