Digitizing Them Big Plastic CDs
April 23, 2012 8:36 PM Subscribe
Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable?
posted by Miko to computers & internet (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I just came into possession of a secondhand Ion TTUSB turntable. I've figured out how to use the EZVinyl software that's on Ion's website, and really makes the tracking and titling easy, but in my first few hours with the thing it's already clear that there are many potential mistakes to be made and many things I can do to get optimal output.
Those of you who have digitized an entire collection, how did you manage to streamline it? Did you clean each record before recording? - I've already been frustrated by getting a good recording of most of an LP and then having it ruined with a single skip. Can you go back and "paste" in good copies of tracks if the other tracks are OK? Where did you set the gain? What about the tone arm - anything about the settings for balance and "anti-skate?" Any tips for interfacing with the iTunes library system?
The last turntable I had was a mid-80s vintage and I was only worried about playback, not getting a good recording. I'd really appreciate hearing any technical tips you have as well as any best practices you figured out for getting through your entire vinyl collection efficiently.
It is pretty amazing to hear the full, warm, round sound of vinyl again!