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    digitizing vinyl records

    I have been digitizing my record collection over the years; my current setup has the turntable going into a preamp through RCA cables and then the preamp has RCA out into a mini converter that goes into a soundcard's line-in jack. In the past I have been able to route sound from the turntable through the computer and out the speakers, but that is not currently working. The sound goes in, I can record the record as it plays and then play the recording back, but I cannot hear it live.

    What am I missing? I guess the soundcard converts the analog from the preamp into digital, do I need to somehow convert the digital back to analog to get it back out of the speakers in real time? Do I need another cable from that line-in jack going directly to the speakers?

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    If it worked before but not now and you haven't made any changes to your set up, maybe your soundcard's drivers were automatically updated and threw something off?

    (Not the same thing, but similar: I used to use "stereo mix" all the time until a soundcard driver update removed that feature and I had to go back and fix it.)
    Last edited by SonataInFSharp; 04-26-12 at 10:57 AM.

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    No, it's new recording software, computer OS, and soundcard.

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    Since you can get sound out of your computer otherwise, it's most likely the recording software. Post up the software specifics.
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    It's Audacity. But not 2.0 I guess I should check that out.

    They have a FAQ item but there has been nothing in my volume controls to unmute. I should look for that 'software playthrough' checkbox though.

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    Preferences --> Recording --> Software Playthrough or
    Preferences --> Audio I/o --> Software Playthrough depending upon version

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    Yep Playthrough got it working; there is a lag, I can hear the needle before it comes out through the speakers. But that's OK.

    I wonder if I just need another program if I was going to try and play records through the speakers w/o recording them?

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    The lag is just system latency. The only way that will affect you is if you are multitrack recording and dubbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    I wonder if I just need another program if I was going to try and play records through the speakers w/o recording them?
    Should be easy enough, but this is what real hi-fis are for!
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