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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:46 PM
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OMFG!!!!!!!!! This is the best FRICKING invention ever - my USB Turntable
WOWZA WOWZA WOWZA

DID I SAY OMFG!!!!

This thing took an entire 20 minutes to set-up and it was so fricking easy George W. Bush might even be able to set the thing up by himself (perhaps with Cheney supervising).

The downside is it will take forever to load up all of my albums but if I can get some of the better ones uploaded it'll be so fricking cool

Right now I'm doing the 3-album set "Europe '72" from the Grateful Dead.

Oh LORDY this is amazing!!

What's great is I can also just play my records thru my computer, which to be honest, has the best speaker system out there (although I might have to update once I move)

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:53 PM
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1. Oh - this is "He's Gone" by the Grateful Dead -
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:53 PM
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2. Which one did you get?
I need to get one. I have a lot of stuff on vinyl
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:55 PM
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4. This one here
http://www.amazon.com/Ion-iTTUSB-Turntable-USB-Record/d...

It had a good rating from folks who buy it. I'm sure there are really expensive techno ones out there but this one does a pretty good job and you can clean up some of the background noise with it.

Plus I got free 2 day shipping from Amazon
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:16 PM
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11. Cool!
I'm so going to put this on dh's christmas list. He has tons of vinyl. :rofl:

Thank you
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:25 AM
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23. Costco has that same one for $119
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:54 PM
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3. How did you do that?
I have a turntable, and I'd like to try this.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:03 PM
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7. This is a special turntable
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:55 PM
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5. OMG! I am so interested in this.
I have so much on vinyl that I would love to transfer!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:07 PM
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9. It's a long process to transfer but so worth it
I have a co-worker with an album he can't find anywhere on CD. I'm gonna upload it for him.

One trick if you don't feel like breaking the uploaded album down into individual songs is that you just save the album all as one MP3. Then you can just listen to the entire album in one setting. Of course the downside is if you want to hear a specific song you can't go right to it
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:33 PM
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15. Does it come with its own software or can you use
what you already have?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:35 PM
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16. Yes - the software is called Audacity
although there is a demo to another program that I believe can fine tune it even more, but the Audacity is working easy enough for me
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:36 PM
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18. Audacity is available free for anybody
I will try to find the link - some kind DUer turned me onto it a year or so ago for a project I had to do.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:57 PM
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6. Thank you, LynneSin...
...I've been wracking my brain to come up with a birthday gift for my Husband. It's hard to buy for him since he so picky. This will do the trick I think. :hi:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:05 PM
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8. The album I uploaded was scratchy and it was so easy to remove the background noise
Basically when you upload the album you upload the whole thing as one giant size file. Then you have to break it down into the songs (or just leave the whole album as a unit). Export it to MP3 and you're done.

But wait - what about all that hissing background noise?

It was so easy to clean up - you find a space between 2 songs and do a noise recording then you can go back to the song and clean out the noise. I'm replaying Cumberland Blues and it sounds like I downloaded it off the net
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:15 PM
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10. and with audacity you can mix stuff too
you could put cowbell in EVERYTHING!!!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:19 PM
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13. Well, I don't think the Dead needs more Cowbell - but you never know until you try it
:pals:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:19 PM
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12. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS THREAD
:hi:

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:22 PM
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14. FOR YOU - ANYTIME!!!
:D
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:27 PM
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17. I'm doig basically the same thing...
With an older all-in-one radio/cassette player/turntable and Audacity.

I even put a double album of polkas on to CD that way, for my parents.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:04 AM
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19. I love Polka music!
Was it Myron Floren or Frank Yankovic

Does it scare the bejesus out of you that such a Led Zeppelin fan knows the biggest 2 names in Polka
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:30 AM
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20. For those with a turntable already (and a sound card)
All you need is a recording lead (cable) and some free software.

http://www.br0wn.co.uk/vinyltocd.htm

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:45 AM
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21. Two questions...
1. Does it come with the needle? The Amazon ad for it says a cartridge is included, but does that include the stylus itself?

2. Did you use it with a Mac?

Thanks
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:57 AM
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24. Yes and Yes
I you replace the needle you're actually replacing the entire head



That's what the part looks like
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:58 AM
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25. Thank you, I appreciate it.
As long as I know the software works with the Mac I'll get one.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:31 AM
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26. Mac instructions are in the same book with the PC instructions
:D
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:24 AM
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22. We got one a couple weeks ago.
So far, all I've gotten done is the Brandenburgs. Lots more to go.

Oh, and do you like the ability to get rid of pops and crackles?
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 10:19 AM
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27. I didn't even know there was such a thing!!!
omfg for sure. OMG I bet my husband's been keeping this a secret from me x( all my records are in the basement collecting dust, but I'm gonna work on getting one too, maybe for Christmas!
:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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