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dlandsman
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LP to CD

I am trying to digitize my vinyl collection. I have an m-audio firewire audiophile box. I tried using this box awhile ago on a 1.6Ghz Celeron-based laptop running Windows XP SP2. The best I could do was record a few minutes of audio and then the capture would crash; I would just get noise. I am not sure if this was due to the PC (disk or CPU) being too slow, or bad m-audio drivers. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

Also, the Ableton mixer software that came with my m-audio box had no automation for storing tracks, even manually, let alone automatically. Does anybody know of a good software package that works with M-Audio, which enables automated track recognition? Regards, DaveL

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Re: LP to CD

Hi

I'll attempt to help here - but PC issues are sometimes a little difficult to resolve remotely.

A laptop is always a little less capable than its desktop equivalent - especially with celery in it . I noticed you are running XP, good - so am I.

just need to know a few things.

How much RAM have you got? -- How much virtual memory are you using? how big is your pagefile? - How much HDD space have you got free?

Does the software you are using allow you to adjust the amount of RAM the process takes?

I'm familiar with M-audio's breakout box -- but my PC is using a full ATX motherboard with M-Audio's PCi card slotted in, 2GB ram

The process is fairly RAM intensive

Trial version of a package called "Everest" which looks throughout your PC to check its settings and hardware

http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?ps=UE&lang=en

This may be helpful to understand your particular configuration

cheers

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Re: LP to CD

I don't know of any software that will automatically put in a marker with each new LP track - but such software may exist.

One thing you could try is to record with Window's little built in sound recorder. It is a small, simple application which does not take up much computer resources. Perhaps the software you were running is asking a bit too much of your computer.

Also try recording at 16/44.1 (if you are not already). 24/96 recording demands quite a bit of a computer.

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Re: LP to CD

I have an application that allows you to set automatic split points based on dB. I haven't used it for vinyl, though. Also, I have a mac.

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Re: LP to CD

Of course! This would work great.

I always thought of these features as a way to set the recorder up to automatically capture when someone is playing but obviously it work just as well for needle drops. <slap!> silly elk.

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Thx for reply. I have 512MB of DRAM. Pagefile: 768MB. Disk is a 60GB disk w/ about 20GB free (I was nowhere near filling the disk when it crashed.)

I suspect I'm running out of RAM. I have a much more powerful desktop but it's not located where my audio system is. Hmmm. I may move my audio system and try it.

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Thx for reply. I have 512MB of DRAM. Pagefile: 768MB. Disk is a 60GB disk w/ about 20GB free (I was nowhere near filling the disk when it crashed.)

I suspect I'm running out of RAM. I have a much more powerful desktop but it's not located where my audio system is. Hmmm. I may move my audio system and try it.

Running out of RAM is the most usual suspect - a nice juicy upgrade is no hard on the wallet - you should also notice a small increase in speed and load time.

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