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Technical Support / Line vs. Mic on USB connect
« Last post by davelr on January 26, 2019, 06:02:19 pm »
I've recently restarted digitizing vinyl albums. I use a Thorens TD-160 plugged into an ART USB Phono Plus preamp/ADC unit. Unfortunately after capturing a few albums, the right channel on the ART unit died. This was a little surprising, but I'd had the unit for about 10 years.

I ordered a new ART unit as I'd always had good luck with it and it had features that I wanted.

When using the older unit, the input (this is on a Win 7 system) always presented as "microphone on USB" and the "set digital gain" button always set the slider to 3.

When using the new unit, however, the input presents as "line on USB" and the "set digital gain" button sets the slider to 100. I've experimented around in "sound" in Windows, but can't get the unit to present as "microphone" as the old unit did. I'm assuming that this has something to do with how the new ART unit is presenting itself to the USB interface on the PC and that there isn't anything I can do about it.

My question is do you think that given the way the ART is recognized in Windows the "digital gain" being set to 100 on the slider is appropriate and I should just run it that way? As far as I can tell, the recording seems to work correctly and I can set appropriate levels using the gain knob on the ART.

General Discussion / Re: Windows Touch Screen
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on January 25, 2019, 07:37:33 pm »

You can change the size of the font that VinylStudio uses via Menu -> Options -> Change Font and Background

That should resolve this.
General Discussion / Windows Touch Screen
« Last post by double6jg on January 25, 2019, 12:40:46 pm »

I run VS on a small Windows Touch Screen Laptop/Tablet which I keep in my Living Room close to my Turntable.
VS works OK in Laptop mode with keyboard and the Touch Screen element is really handy for Record / Stop function but the dialog boxes for things like editing Tracks and Album details have their Save / Cancel buttons off screen - although you can get to them if you know how. Unfortunately VS will not work in Tablet mode at all.
I mention this purely for if you are changing the layout at any future time can you consider the height of the dialog boxes and the size of the major control buttons and Tablet mode in general.

Thanks for the great software.
Technical Support / Re: m4a AAC files
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on January 24, 2019, 08:48:29 pm »

It will re-encode them I'm afraid.  Sorry about that, you might do better to look for some kind of tagger such as mp3tag.
Technical Support / m4a AAC files
« Last post by matthew on January 24, 2019, 07:44:35 pm »
In a change from the normal way I use VS, in this instance if I import a collection of m4a AAC files that are pre processed and ready for iTunes into VS,
will VS re-encode the audio once more or just add the meta data (provided I haven't adjusted track length/breaks or modified the audio content)?
Technical Support / Re: How to record on one PC and split tracks on another
« Last post by felusch on January 20, 2019, 07:34:53 am »
Changing multiple external USB drives to a NAS was somehow a technical evolution for me.
Technical Support / Re: How to record on one PC and split tracks on another
« Last post by DJ Nativus on January 20, 2019, 01:14:25 am »
I have stored the colletion database on a NAS and
record on maschine 01 in the studio, and then split tracks on maschine 02 in the living room.
Just make sure there is only one instance open! ...just getting used to close the program after any edits
works perfect so far.
This is what I do! It seems it buffers the recording in the RAM so network delay doesn't affect the quality. I just make sure to have vinyl studio open on only one client at a time.

Not sure why you'd do it this complicated method when even if you don't have a NAS you could easily just share a hard drive from one computer to another.
Technical Support / Anyone running this on a hackintosh?
« Last post by DJ Nativus on January 20, 2019, 01:12:16 am »
I built an AMD Ryzen Mac that runs VinylStudio rather well until it comes to recording. Fortunately, I have a Macbook Pro so I record on that and then edit the files on the hackintosh without issue.

I'm using the VooDoo kext and wondering if anyone has it working. Basically, the audio will skip around like the system can't keep up with it. I'm recording vinyl with a Scarlett 2i2 ADC at 24-bit 192 khz.

Not a huge issue but an annoyance.
Technical Support / Re: Pop / Click at the beginning of tracks
« Last post by Paul Sanders (AlpineSoft) on January 15, 2019, 01:41:02 pm »
Not really.  Just position the track break markers at the quietest available spot.
Technical Support / Re: Pop / Click at the beginning of tracks
« Last post by jtinn on January 14, 2019, 11:37:50 pm »
So if there is a bit of tape hiss, is there anyway to avoid it and stay native quad dsd?
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