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Last post 10-10-2011, 17:49 by VE7AXO. 15 replies.
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  •  10-04-2011, 20:35 494038

    downloading vinyl and cassettes

    I wen to Best Buy for some advice. They sold me a Dazzle HW-SET DVC 100 Rev. 1.1 After loading everything and reading the instructions I don't think this is what I want. I can't find anything that talks about downloading music from player or turntable. I can't even find the DVC 100 mentioned on Pinnacle or Avid web pages. Sure would like some help here. dave
  •  10-04-2011, 21:26 494042 in reply to 494038

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    If you have a sound card on your computer, you have everything you need (we almost). What I do is use a free program called audacity, to capture the audio, make the tracks, and store the whole album out to my hard drive as mp3 or wav. What you do is get a stereo Y cable to with a miniature stereo 3.5mm plug on one end and two RCA jacks on the other. Plug the RCA jacks into any AUX output on your stereo system (The line outputs from a cassette deck will also do, but the turntable has to go thru a amp if it does not have AUX outputs). Set audacity to recored from the audio input on your computer and press record!
  •  10-05-2011, 17:23 494141 in reply to 494042

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    Good advise. Audacity worked great. I'm well on my way to saving all my old music. Thank you, Dave
  •  10-05-2011, 21:51 494161 in reply to 494141

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    Yes Good to hear everything worked out. But watch out I spent 3 months converting all my stuff. (Also it's Gerry not Dave, but hey, with all the typos is my posting I'm surprised you made head or tails out of it, I have to stop posting while doing other things, too old to multi task these days!).
  •  10-07-2011, 11:18 494386 in reply to 494161

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    Hey Gerry, I think I know what you mean, I'm getting up there myself. Thanks again for the help, but another problem has come up and this one seems to be a tough one. My first couple of burns went good but last night I started getting a 4280 error and it wouldn't burn.Windows, Windows Media, Media Monkey, and iTunes all came up with the same error. I went on the iTunes forum and found a dozen or so people between 2006 and 2008 with the same problem. A few experts put their two cents in but no one had a lasting or meaningful solution. Have you ever heard of this or do you have any ideas on what to do? Dave
  •  10-07-2011, 20:42 494460 in reply to 494038

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    If you continue getting those errors, you may want to try this: http://www.nch.com.au/golden/index.html

    I think it's a free trial for 15 days???

  •  10-07-2011, 20:47 494462 in reply to 494386

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    Burn? Are your trying to make audio CD's? I have not done that in years. I was just making mp3's and storing them on my hard drive, then linking them into ITunes so there on my Iphone (Also adding in album covers).

  •  10-08-2011, 15:21 494603 in reply to 494462

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    I changed drives and the problem went away. Had and old one laying around. I tried the Golden program R_Vera mentioned but just came up with different error numbers. I appreciate the advice though. Thanks to everyone for their time and help. Dave
  •  10-08-2011, 15:26 494605 in reply to 494603

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    Yes Glade everything is working out again.
  •  10-09-2011, 21:05 494708 in reply to 494605

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    New problem, same subject. Now I cannot get a sound signal on the Audacity track. My question is, is there a way to test Dazzle DVC 100 USB Audio connector? I can get sound (loud noises) to Audacity through the blue input terminal on the back of the computer but nothing through the USB terminals. The computer recognizes the terminal being used. I could narrow down the problem if I knew the cable was ok.
  •  10-09-2011, 21:17 494712 in reply to 494708

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    "is there a way to test Dazzle DVC 100 USB Audio connector?"

    You can connect your record player by using your Dazzle DVC 100 but...you will be getting errors when trying to edit it due to that no video is detected. (I have already tried it before.) but was still able to make the MP3 audio conversions by using S12 Big Smile

  •  10-09-2011, 21:17 494713 in reply to 494708

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    USB cables are a digital cable, test using any other USB device. The Dazzle requires a driver, which is propriety, so audacity will not work with the Dazzle.
  •  10-10-2011, 11:57 494788 in reply to 494713

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    This is like getting old. The more you learn the more you realize how little you know. I used to be pretty smart. Now I'm ugly dumb.

     
    Dazzle did work with Audacity for a while. It came with a disk that I loaded with. I've since removed and reinstalled everything but that didn't seem to help. I'm assuming the driver was on that disk. Could it be the incompatibility you mentioned caused the original error?

     

    Is there an audio recording program it will work with?

  •  10-10-2011, 12:23 494793 in reply to 494788

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    The Dazzle device converts the analogue signal to a digital signal and imports it into the computer via an USB bus.  If you use the computer's audio card with the Line-in jack (light blue in colour) and a mini-headphone plug from the amplifier's Line-out jacks, that's all you would need to import into Audacity.  The computer will do the A/D conversion, so no need for the Dazzle.

    Here is a description of the method and hook-up required.  Please note that this article is a few years old and the hardware and software mentioned may not be current, but the methodology still applies:  http://reviews.cnet.com/1991-10163_7-6226087-9.html

    Here is a summary of typical sound card features and connections, FYI:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card

  •  10-10-2011, 17:17 494837 in reply to 494793

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    It's nice to meet someone who can see through the clouds to the meat of the problem. All I wanted to do was record and burn. Now I am doing it again, thank you.

    I went to your article and followed their directions and I've already recorded an album.

    Thanks for speaking "English" and not out teching me. Dave

  •  10-10-2011, 17:49 494841 in reply to 494837

    Re: downloading vinyl and cassettes

    young.da:

    It's nice to meet someone who can see through the clouds to the meat of the problem. All I wanted to do was record and burn. Now I am doing it again, thank you.

    I went to your article and followed their directions and I've already recorded an album.

    Thanks for speaking "English" and not out teching me. Dave

    Glad you got it sorted, Dave.  Yes

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