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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2017, 10:36:58 PM »
Sorry TA I don't do  vinyl I'm afraid

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2017, 12:45:57 PM »
Thanks, chaps.

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2017, 05:51:43 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2017, 07:12:14 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...
If a copy accidentally made it my way.......................... 8)
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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.

There are also converter boxes: I'm sure we could chip in (or maybe someone has one to lend).

But y'know, the boss could also just whizz us a copy of the original digital file and stop all this faffing  ::)

If all else fails, take a nice hi-res picture of the LP: we'll be able to analyse it and extract the audio signal from the grooves  :P


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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2017, 01:00:38 PM »
I have the tech to do the transfer from vinyl to digital.  I just don't have the album in vinyl format!  :-[
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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2017, 04:33:34 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2017, 09:09:25 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2017, 09:43:05 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.

Well that was frustrating. I found the requisite leads to get the signal from the amp (DIN) to mini jack, but neither of my laptops had an input, and the macbook, although it's old enough and had the appropriate settings, wasn't receiving it in Garageband. It works with the minidisc recorder, but for some bizarre reason, it's only recording the right channel, even though it was passing both channels through to the headphones as I was monitoring it.

Back to the drawing board... :-\

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2017, 11:02:48 PM »
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.

Well that was frustrating. I found the requisite leads to get the signal from the amp (DIN) to mini jack, but neither of my laptops had an input, and the macbook, although it's old enough and had the appropriate settings, wasn't receiving it in Garageband. It works with the minidisc recorder, but for some bizarre reason, it's only recording the right channel, even though it was passing both channels through to the headphones as I was monitoring it.

Back to the drawing board... :-\

Hmm. Valiant attempt. Sounds as thugh you're close with the Mac though; if you have the old audio in, it may be a matter of the sound part of the System Preferences. Garageband is one option, but Audacity and Soundflower are others.

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2017, 01:10:06 AM »
I've never been successful getting Garageband to route an incoming signal back to itself.  I think Soundflower is the best option, though usually I just give up and do a google search...

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2017, 06:16:19 PM »
Half way there. After leaving the Macbook to charge overnight Garageband is now behaving itself. However I'm still only getting one channel and I suspect it's the cable that's at fault. I have a new one on order and I'll try again when that arrives.

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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2017, 10:39:33 PM »
Not to speak heresy, or anything, but...is it worth all this trouble? If Jem's passing through though, it would be appreciated if a hi-rez version appeared on Bandcamp

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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 09:20:24 AM »
Not to speak heresy, or anything, but...is it worth all this trouble? If Jem's passing through though, it would be appreciated if a hi-rez version appeared on Bandcamp

Indeed, but in lieu of that (and he may have reasons for not wanting to do so), I thought a wee Frost*ie challenge would be nice.

Plus, by recording it from vinyl, you get the full scritchy-scratchy experience as intended. As the Amazing Wilf's son says on one of the audio clips on The European Perspective: "the goodness of analogue cheese".

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Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 11:40:44 AM »
Half way there. After leaving the Macbook to charge overnight Garageband is now behaving itself. However I'm still only getting one channel and I suspect it's the cable that's at fault. I have a new one on order and I'll try again when that arrives.

It might be that the cable jack shouldn't be pushed in all the way.  I know that sounds strange, but some of those dual-purpose jacks function that way.