About to record some vinyl

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selthym
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About to record some vinyl

Post by selthym » Sat May 24, 2008 5:42 am

I'm about to record some vinyl into my PC.

I was planning on doing this through my preamp --> Saffire soundcard --> Live.

What sample rate would you recomend I record at?
Do I need to be aware of anything?

Should I not use Live and use something like Audacity?

Deft
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Post by Deft » Sat May 24, 2008 6:19 am

I record my vinyl at 24-bit 44.1Khz, just so I don't have to worry too much about gain going into the soundcard.
I actually think 16-bit would probably be o.k., as you don't really need loads of headroom given that most vinyl is mastered in a way that makes the levels very predictable - so there isn't too much chance of you accidentally hitting 0dBFS when you didn't mean to.

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Post by Rogue Scrunt » Sun May 25, 2008 2:13 pm

I use 24 bit 44.1 khz

I have recorded more than a terabytes worth of albums this way
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