[MPA] Studio vinyl sampling the right way?

Parker Worsham musicchefdancing at mac.com
Mon Feb 24 13:05:48 PST 2003

As far as XLR to TRS goes its all good they're both balanced, no need 
to fret there.
  I'd say that probably one of the biggest links in the chain you should 
think about is your converters
I haven't worked with any of the m audio stuff but from what i've heard 
its more on the prosumer tip.
for highest quality conversion i would recommend renting a pair of 
really good converters (Apogee, Lucid, etc.)
										Best of luck,
											      Parker Worsham

On Sunday, February 23, 2003, at 04:31 PM, Lukas drake wrote:

> I am in the process of setting up my little home music studio piece by 
> piece. I've got a couple of thousand records some I am planning to 
> convert to CD but my main focus is sampling off of them. We all know 
> that with music equipment it's the sum of all the parts involved which 
> determine the end result. I want to sample or transfer off of these 
> records right the first time, since I will sell many of them after I 
> have done this and can't go back if I figure out another way to do 
> this better. I want the highest possible quality to make professional 
> music with. I am new to the computer side of things, I have cubase and 
> am hopefully soon going to go to SX soon.
> I need to know how to do this the right way.
> Do I straight record into Cubase? Bias Peak? another program? and how.
> I  am using a very high quality Ortofon Nightclub Gold Eliptical 
> needle, with Technics SL1200s. Right now my (DJ) mixer is a Stanton SK 
> Two with 1/4" TRS outputs. I am looking to upgrade the mixer to a 
> Allen and Heath Xone:02 (which has XLR outputs) because that company 
> makes legendary sound boards and mixing consoles so the sound has got 
> to be better. All this is going into a M-Audio Delta 44 soundcard into 
> my 2002 (noisy) Dual 867 MDD Mac. I am monitoring on AKG 270 
> headphones.
> If  I get the Allen and Heath mixer should I just use a cable with XLR 
> on one end and TRS on the other? Does this defeat the use of the 
> higher quality of the XLR?
> Which software should I use which will give the best sound quality? 
> SPL de-Esser and declicker? Steinburg has the now X series of vinyl 
> clean up software. Another vinyl cleaning program? What about a 
> program that catalouges the samples?etc.etc..
> As well as any other related topics I didn't mention. Thanks everyone 
> you can probably tell by my tone that I am nervous about making the 
> wrong/right steps. Thanks.
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