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Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Wed May 17, 2017 8:16 pm

Greetings,

I have been messing and all sorts since Monday. I used to be able to transfer vinyl to MP3, somehow the settings have changed ... help required before I tear my wig off and hit thee bottle !!!

I use windows 7 on a toshiba satellite ( very old but reliable 2007 )
Audacity 2.1.2 recently installed was using an older version previously

I use virtual DJ Pro Full 7
Hercules RMX Mixer
Numark TT1510 turntable

Im not receiving a signal when I start the monitor in Audacity, cant hear anything out of my speakers.

Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated.

Regards

RRx
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by DVDdoug » Wed May 17, 2017 10:25 pm

I used to be able to transfer vinyl to MP3, somehow the settings have changed
Were you using the same computer, or a desktop/tower computer with a regular soundcard?

How are you connected to the computer? Are you using the microphone input? That will "work" but it's probably mono and a line-level signal will probably overload it (distort).

I assume your laptop only has mi-in and headphone-out? No line-in right?

Unless your turntable or mixer has a USB connection, you'll need an external USB interface with line-in.
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed May 17, 2017 10:35 pm

The instructions say the mixer takes over from the computer built-in soundcard when you plug the USB in. If that's your understanding, you need to do that first and then start Audacity. Audacity checks for connections when it starts. You can also Transport > Rescan.

Apparently, there's driver software which manages sound and allows the disk control to run over the same connection. You should make sure that driver software is still installed and running.

As above, it's a little unusual to have the control and the sound over the same cable. We're guessing that's how you have it connected. You don't have to.

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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Wed May 17, 2017 11:10 pm

Thank you DVD Doug ... new to the forum ... I am connected into rmx into phono switched on to phono.,,
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Wed May 17, 2017 11:14 pm

Thank you kozikowsk, yes I am using the same machine, some software has been updated, possibly an update which has wiped out previous settings ... Dont remember how I set it up back then
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 pm

FYI the RMX Mixer is USB and is a controller, but not of the turntable at the moment .. does Audacity have a line in port that I need to open ?
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Wed May 17, 2017 11:22 pm

Sorry for the cofusio the mixer is connected to external speakers via phono to jack
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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu May 18, 2017 1:01 am

Audacity will open whatever Windows provides. Audacity gets the show from Windows, not the mixer or turntable.

I'm on fuzzy ground here. Open up the Windows Sound Control panels and make sure the little Windows sound meters jump when you play something. If they don't, then Windows isn't getting the sound. If they do, then we have to configure Audacity to see it. Windows Sound Panels have volume controls (I think). Make sure the Line-In volume control is turned up. Does this machine really have a blue stereo Line-In?

I'd be doing this from the Start menu on the left, but I think you can right-click on the speaker icon, lower right and get there, too.



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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu May 18, 2017 1:09 am

You should tell us in clear terms whether the machine has a real Stereo Line-In. It's usually blue and it's really unusual for a laptop to have one, even more unusual for a mini-laptop. Normal is a single headset connection or Headphone Out and Microphone in. Neither of them will record stereo, even though it may look like it is.

If it folds Stereo Line-In into other services (some machines do this), then finding it should be an adventure because there's no telling how Windows is managing it.

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Re: Analogue Turntable Issues

Permanent link to this post Posted by Rusty Rebel » Thu May 18, 2017 1:37 am

My apologies if i have confused things ...

I have Tosh Sat Laptop leading to Hercules RMX Mixer via usb leading to external speakers.

I have attached Numark turntable ( as i have done in the past and worked ) to the RMX mixer using phono to phono gold connectors (minimise hum) also grounded turntable to mixer .. the mixer has line in/ phono with a switch for either currently on phono ... I am unable to get a signal from the turntable to Audacity.

I use virtual dj 7 for playing mp3, wav etc and media player which work fine with the RMX and Virtual Configurations ... ( the usual setup is the Tosh + RMX + External Speakers being Cambridge ) recently added turntable by plugging in the the phonos, but no signal ... maybe a better setup would be recommended with what I have ... in general it all works but it seems I have missed something in the line in / phono configs to be able to hear the turntable ... hope that helps ... thank Koz for your input

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