Tips on recording vinyl
#1

I like to record all the vinyl I get so i can spin it in with my CDs and mp3s on Serato Scratch Live. However, when I record my vinyl, it's always quieter than the CDs I have. I could throw on a mastering limiter to get the volume up higher without clipping at all, but that alters the sound..

Right now I just record a bunch of vinyl into seperate tracks in Cubase, then export each track as 16bit wav. I could do 24 bit and push it up a bit, but that takes more space on the hard drive, and 16 bit already takes quite a bit of space...

Any special tips on getting it louder without clipping?
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#2

maybe try lowering some of the eq on your dj mixer if you have them turned up and crank the gain up a bit more

Thats if you are going through a mixer or is it just Deck - Soundcard - Cubase?

Smile
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#3

It's decks through Vestax mixer to soundcard. However, the EQs are all equal and set to 0. It would be ideal to bypass the mixer though, I'll look into that option.
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#4

Cut out the ultra low frequencies (vinyl rumble etc), manually remove any obvious peaks (vinyl crackle, pops and clicks etc), then normalise, ...should get you a few extra db's..... Cool


XAF
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#5

i use this :

http://www.artproaudio.com/

[Image: artcess_djpreii_sm.jpg]



basically it's a turntable pre-amp with a gain control. Xyxthumbs

i'm not sure if you can get them where you live (unless you're in canada). you could ask a local retailer if they carry a.r.t. products, and if not, try ebay.
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#6

cambridge audio do a really good cheap pre-amp.
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#7

Nice, thanks guys Smile
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