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Converting Vinyl to WAV/Flac Static: STATIC ISSUE

 
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Guillaume
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Converting Vinyl to WAV/Flac Static: STATIC ISSUE Reply with quote

Having recently changed my laptop, I am now getting an awful lot of static when recording a vinyl to FLAC/WAV.

I basically have one of my turntables connected to a dedicated phono Pre-Amp (Earth/Ground and Phono leads) and the pre-amp output connected to the input on my external usb soundcard (MAYA 44 USB) and the USB lead straight into my laptop (Sony VAIO / Windows 7 / 64 Bits).

If I monitor at the soundcard level, (headphone / optical out), I don't get any noise or static, if I monitor via the laptop I have a lot of static... Sad

I have tried to run the laptop on the battery etc... made sure no wires overlap or anything.

I tried switching audio recording software (Audacity / Cool Edit Pro) as well to no avail.

Tried the same configuration on a Smal HP EliteBook and I don't have the problem at all.

Not sure if anyone has come across similar issues, do I need to ground some of the elements in the chain (if so, how?) or could a software driver be at fault?

Many thanks in advance,

Guillaume*
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Richi
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Static sounds like some kind of latency issue. Do you get the static noise if you run a CD player through the sound card?
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FK
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you record those files and play them back on another machine, is the static still there?

Increasing buffer latency seems to be the first thing to try anyway.
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Guillaume
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the hints, I will do more testing tonight and report back! Wink

I have Traktor set-up on the machine using the two stereo output on the USB soundcard and it runs smoothly, no issue with playing music. I have only tried recording in Audacity or Cool Edit Pro and only from a turntable (no other source yet). So will try a few things and see if I can narrow the problem down or even fix it (fingers crossed).

THANK YOU*

G.
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Guillaume
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I tried recording using a CD player as a source and I had the same noise/static issue.

After much messing around (latency settings, uninstall/install drivers a few times...), it's really the latency settings which lead me to the right path, in fact after getting quite frustrated with being unable to access the soundcard ASIO control panel through some of the applications, I did a bit of "Googling" and eventually downloaded an ASIO compatible version of Audacity and BINGO!

The version of Audacity I had wasn't supporting ASIO devices/Win 7 properly and although I could select my soundcard as the recording device I don't think the appropriate drivers were used for the sound capture... hence the noise.

Richi, FK many thanks again! Smile
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Richi
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you have got the issue under control.

If you in need of further control of the ASIO properties, try the following ASIO4ALL
http://www.asio4all.com/
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