Recording Vinyl

Discussion in 'Production' started by moriaty, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    I've just finished recordingsome old reggae records on mah pc..
    Cant say they sound bad or nuthin, but they sound like they could be a bit better...hmmmm...im aware that there some programs for vinyl restoring like "Clean " (not sure which company makes it..), but i mean before that , before even wiring up the audio to your pc, what else can be done to ensure better quality? Any cleaning tips? at the mo all i do is swipe them on me t-shirt.... :D
    The way i do it is from my mixers rec. out, to my cards RCA ins, and record it on SoundForge...Would it be better to connect the turntable straight into the card? The card itself has a mic/instrument pre amp so if i can find something to ground the deck it should be ok....innit? wot bout if i use the mixers ground, but still put the deck to the PC :confused:

    **help inside**
    come on folks.me needs to burn a mix or too, havent posted one here yet...:-/ you need to feel mah rath!:gun: :crazy:
     
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  2. Affliction

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    the biggest tip i can give you is to use a belt drive turntable, the belt will give you a sort of buffer that will filter out low level drive noise & vibration... which you can sometimes get quite alot of on direct drives.... BUT on the other hand... if you're recording a mix and not just sampling.... that's prolly not an option :D

    i'd say plug the decks into the mixer.... chances are the phono pre-amp is better then the one on your soundcard (audigy?).

    as for cleaning up afterwards... the clean thing you mentioned is a steinberg venture, and ive heard isnt that good. Instead try the waves restoration bundle... X-Click, X-Hum, X-Noise :slayer: :slayer: those things are pretty shit hot.

    oh and for cleaning vinyl.... your local record shop will probably sell specific vinyl cleaning fluid & cloths.... but they might stitch you up for it (i payed £10 for my bottle :rolleyes: :shake:)

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  3. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    cheers dud..get what you mean about the low end noise...its very noticable when the bass breaks. senn some dead cheap turntables on the open market. i guess one of them with a new needle would do the job....and its Soundblaster Live! platinum..
    :thumbsup:

    r these instruments for Soundforge or standalone stuff ???**moron question**
     
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    I use magix audio cleaning lab - its specially made to clean up old vinyl, its heavy to record your mixes straight in to. Its got a load of filters, eqs boosts, etc to master even the worst piece of shit!
     
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    That sounds sweet too man, i'll checkit out.
    thanx :thumbsup:
     
  6. Affliction

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    yeah they'll work in soundforge, they're standard DX plugins :slayer:
     
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    I got that shit and it aint too bad!
     
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    :slayer: indeed
     
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    Great tools, sometimes livesavers for samples I've found on old vinyl. :drums: