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2016-06-04, 08:17
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RE: Digitizing Vinyl
Analog will always be sent as 192-24.
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2016-06-04, 09:27
Post: #22
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-03 23:47)JensA Wrote:  
(2016-06-03 17:23)linnrd Wrote:  Seems like that's worth a try. Do report back on how things work out, Jens.

Certainly, will do.

Next question:

How do I setup the A/D section of the Linn Majik DSM/2 for recording vinyl?

The Konfig help file doesn't really help me:
Digital Output Mode Options are

a) Raw (this will resend the audio in the original sample rate')
b) Fixed Sample Rate 88/96kHz (this will always send out at either 88.2k or 96k sample rate depending on input sample rate)
c) Fixed Sample Rate 176k/192kHz this will always send out at either 176k or 192k sample rate deprnding on input sample rate)

So all Digital Ouput Mode Options are depending on the input sample rate but I want to record my analogue Vinyl Recods which certainly do not have any "input sample rate" Sad

Any help?

Jens

Ditto Linnrd. I previously used a Rega A/D phono stage with USB out plugged in to Audacity. But now my AEDSM has it's own phono in and I'm using the Line for my Marantz, that has become awkward. So this may be an option for me too (assuming it's available in the UK).

I would select Raw - but seeing as it ships with Audacity I wonder if that's right? My (free) Audacity only samples up to 96/24.

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2016-06-04, 10:00
Post: #23
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
Hmm, so if I can get someone to borrow me their perfect Klimax LP12 I could have an interesting couple of weeks digitising my album collection and afterwards sell my own turntable?

Anyone interested? Smile
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2016-06-04, 15:17
Post: #24
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-04 08:17)musicforlife Wrote:  Analog will always be sent as 192-24.

Excellent, but probably too much for me...
plus " this [176 and 192] outwith the standard SPDIF/Toslink specification and may not work with most DACS" (Konfig manual quote).

So will probably set output to 24/96.

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2016-06-04, 15:51 (This post was last modified: 2016-06-04 15:54 by clanger9.)
Post: #25
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
I use an Alesis IO2 (the original one, not the newer Express version):
http://www.alesis.com/products/legacy/io2

You can still find them on eBay. It will read 24 bit SPDIF straight from a DSM and send it completely intact to your computer over USB (though from memory, I think it maxes out at 48kHz). It's ideal for digitising vinyl using the DSM ADC.
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2016-06-05, 19:31
Post: #26
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-04 15:51)clanger9 Wrote:  I use an Alesis IO2 (the original one, not the newer Express version):
http://www.alesis.com/products/legacy/io2

You can still find them on eBay. It will read 24 bit SPDIF straight from a DSM and send it completely intact to your computer over USB (though from memory, I think it maxes out at 48kHz). It's ideal for digitising vinyl using the DSM ADC.

Just learned that our old 2008 Macbook has a combined 3.5mm analog/digital input. Just ordered a 7 Euro Toslink --> 3.5 mm cable and

will try recording with our old 2008 Macbook (but just upgraded with 8GB Ram and 500 GB SSD) as follows

Thorens 126 --> cinch cable --> Majik DSM/2 (for phono preamp and A/D conversion) --> Toslink->3.5mm cable --> Macbook digital input --> recording with Vinylstudio

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2016-06-05, 21:02 (This post was last modified: 2016-06-05 21:05 by linnrd.)
Post: #27
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
@Jens: you may wish to check if the audio jack on the Macbook Air is also a TosLink (I/O) port...in which case all that's needed is a TosLink cable.

(2016-06-04 10:00)Tin Wrote:  Hmm, so if I can get someone to borrow me their perfect Klimax LP12 I could have an interesting couple of weeks digitising my album collection and afterwards sell my own turntable?

Anyone interested? Smile
Hmm, so if I can get someone to lend me their album collection I could have an interesting couple of weeks "listening" to it and returning it, after which they mysteriously sell their turntable and give me their vinyl. Anyone interested? Big GrinWink

Ahem. It has been done before.Smile

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2016-06-06, 10:29
Post: #28
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-05 21:02)linnrd Wrote:  @Jens: you may wish to check if the audio jack on the Macbook Air is also a TosLink (I/O) port...in which case all that's needed is a TosLink cable.

@linnrd: will do. Would be a nice surprise...

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2016-06-06, 11:33
Post: #29
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-05 21:02)linnrd Wrote:  @Jens: you may wish to check if the audio jack on the Macbook Air is also a TosLink (I/O) port...in which case all that's needed is a TosLink cable.

(2016-06-04 10:00)Tin Wrote:  Hmm, so if I can get someone to borrow me their perfect Klimax LP12 I could have an interesting couple of weeks digitising my album collection and afterwards sell my own turntable?

Anyone interested? Smile
Hmm, so if I can get someone to lend me their album collection I could have an interesting couple of weeks "listening" to it and returning it, after which they mysteriously sell their turntable and give me their vinyl. Anyone interested? Big GrinWink

Ahem. It has been done before.Smile
Why would we need to send my album collection forth and back and forth again? You could give a your public key after you 'listened' and upload your 'thought experiment.
I'm afraid though that you are overestimating the qualityof my record collection. I was 14 when I got into music and 16 or 17 when I changed over to CD.
Oh, and a lot of 'listening' of the collection of our local library. I preferred listening through a CrO2 filter. Smile
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2016-06-06, 21:53 (This post was last modified: 2016-06-06 21:55 by JensA.)
Post: #30
RE: Digitizing Vinyl
(2016-06-06 10:29)JensA Wrote:  
(2016-06-05 21:02)linnrd Wrote:  @Jens: you may wish to check if the audio jack on the Macbook Air is also a TosLink (I/O) port...in which case all that's needed is a TosLink cable.

@linnrd: will do. Would be a nice surprise...

Brief Update on my vinyl recording efforts with Macbook 2008 and Macbook Air "early 2014"

a) Macbook 2008

Digital Out (set to 88/96 in Konfig for Linn Majik DSM/2) via Toslink to Macbook 2008 Mini Toslink "Digital In" (3.5mm), recording software Vinylstudio

works fine in 24/96 mode and Pauls Sanders (developer Vinylstudio) says "I think that the A2D step will be happening inside your amp, and not the Mac"

Personally I think 24/96 is a bit overdone and too much for my deaf ears...
So would prefer 24/44 but unfortunately this combo i not being supported by Konfig

b) Macbook Air "early 2014"

Digital Out (set to 88/96 in Konfig for Linn Majik DSM/2) via Toslink to Macbook Air Early 2014 Mini Toslink 3.5 mm Earphone plug

not working, i.e. the earphone 3.5 mm plug of the Macbook Air is no combined I/O but only "digital out"

So initial recommendation for "Linnards" with Vinyl recording ambitions would be to spend less than 10 Euros for a Toslink cabel plus 30 Euros for Vinylstudio and use an "old" mac with 3.5 mm "digital in" in order to get a pretty decent recording setup...

Jens

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