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richardbe

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Oct 19, 2014
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Hi All, a query for you. I just purchased a new iMac running 10.9.4.

I used to record vinyl from my turntables onto my old iMac (I bought it in 2005) using Audacity.

The new iMac only has a headphone port, whereas the old one had two ports and I used the non=headphone one.

I just tried recording via the headphone port on the new iMac and the sound isn't very good - it sounds like the recording has captured everything in the room, not just the record that was playing! any tips on how to do a proper recording on a new iMac using Audacity?

Many thanks

Richard
 

Lifequest

macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2010
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Very niche question. I hope you get an relevant response soon. Just thought I'd reply to let you know that your question is heard, just not easily answer-able. :(
 

fastlanephil

macrumors 65816
Nov 17, 2007
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Check out the Behringer U-Control UCA222 for about $30.00 at Sweetwater.

It's about as cheap as they get.
 

richardbe

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2014
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I think you'll have to get a USB audio adapter with line in.

Thanks to everyone for their responses. Is there any USB audio adapter that you might be able to recommend? I really appreciate your help on this.

Richard
 

JasonQG

macrumors newbie
Dec 12, 2011
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Thanks to everyone for their responses. Is there any USB audio adapter that you might be able to recommend? I really appreciate your help on this.

Richard

The suggestion from fastlanephil is probably good, unless you want to get something high-end and more expensive. Are you an audiophile? Do you have an expensive turntable and amp? If not, save your money.
 

richardbe

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2014
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The suggestion from fastlanephil is probably good, unless you want to get something high-end and more expensive. Are you an audiophile? Do you have an expensive turntable and amp? If not, save your money.

Hi Jason, yes, the suggestion fastlanephil made looks good. I have two Technics SL1200 turntables and an Allen & Heath mixer with a Nad amp and will be recording mixes from my record collection, so only need an average line-in.

thanks

Richard
 

asorta

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2008
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Best USB turntable

I got Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable and use it with Audio Cleaning Lab, works great.
 

richardbe

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2014
5
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Hi Folks,

I ended up buying the Behringer USB as suggested to hook it into my mixer and record vinyl from my turntables, but it doesn't work!

On my IMac, I went into system preferences / sound/ and changed the input from the computer's built in microphone to the USB input. I also changed the input in audacity to the usb device, but when I record using the Behringer, there is no sound. I would really appreciate some help, beginning to get desperate now.

thanks

Richard
 
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