It was my first LP digitizing session with my dad's USB turntable. I'm just glad I didn't destroy the record with that "trick".Stylus covers tend to have a huge surface area when compared to a stylus and would only be riding on top of the surface anyway, so I wouldn't expect very much to be happening really.
Oh yeah, and I'm already violating all sense of "preservation" by using a USB turntable, and also recording at 48/16.Could be worse. It could be one that's not only a cheap hollow plastic POS but only sampling at 22 kHz to boot! No kidding, those exist.
USB turntables are a convenience product, and as such manufacturers will be inclined to make them as cheaply as possible (see e.g. tea bags or fast food). The first ones also tended to be made by companies usually churning out novelty crap and the like rather than actual hi-fi makers. That's a solid basis for a bad reputation right there. Not to mention that you would have been able to pick up a decent hi-fi belt drive job from the '80s (maybe even a direct drive) plus a usable phonopre and acceptable USB soundcard for well under $100 US, too (and achieve much better results with that) - at least a few years ago.
We did decent vinyl rips 20 years ago in 16/44 on 16-bit ISA jobs, so who am I kidding, but if you don't feel like pushing your luck with the anti-alias filters on cheapie ADCs, I'd recommend using 96 kHz anyway (if available) and downsampling later if needed. Looking at e.g. some Realtek onboard chips, I've seen ADC responses that didn't drop appreciably until above fs/2, whereas good software resamplers are pretty much perfect - not to mention what seems to be high jitter in 44.1 kHz and multiples (manifesting itself in degraded SNR and apparent aliasing).
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
The distortion of the pickup is a big part of the problem. I understand why you want to deny it, but I know of no means to play records without one. Do you?
Oh yes. the ELP It was in such bad in need of post-transcription correction that for at least a while, it was sold with software to fix up the needle drops made with it. It turns out that a regular stylus distorts the groove and scrapes dirt away in beneficial ways.
Audio Hardware / Re: best android phone for listening music with external memory support upto 500 gbLast post by Arnold B. Krueger -
Lots of new high end phones like most Samsung phones after the S5 lack the internal slot.S7/S7 Edge, S8/S8+ all have microSD slots,
Correct. I mistakenly thought that since the s6 made the SD slot go away, it stayed away. Thanks for clarifying this.
Last post by andrew_berge -
I... guess so? Sorry, i'm not sure what you mean. I'm using the default UI and built-in playlist viewer, if that helps.
Audio Hardware / Re: best android phone for listening music with external memory support upto 500 gbLast post by rupeshforu3 -
I'd get Redmi 4A - Notes are fairly large and more expensive.
What does rockbox mean and is there any Android app for that.
Last post by kode54 -
Isn't that up to the playlist viewer to implement over again, because there is no SDK interface for implementing the shift-clicking behavior?
Isn't that part of the ritual?
It was my first LP digitizing session with my dad's USB turntable. I'm just glad I didn't destroy the record with that "trick".
Oh yeah, and I'm already violating all sense of "preservation" by using a USB turntable, and also recording at 48/16.
Experienced this with 1.3.14, updated to 1.3.16 and the problem persists. Also tested with a clean portable install of 1.3.16.
Normally, when you have a single file selected, you can hold shift, click on another file.
Those two files and all between are then selected.
Let's say i have ten tracks in the playlist. I click track two, hold shift, click track five. Two to five are selected.
I click five again, and only five is selected. Hold shift, click nine. Five to nine should be selected, instead, two to nine are.
Audio Hardware / Re: best android phone for listening music with external memory support upto 500 gbLast post by JunkieXL -
Don't over analyze this... You will need to replace the phone and SD card every 2-3 years, based on my experience.
Or I just didn't see it, which isn't the same thing.
Otherwise the measurements might be skewed. Some phono sections are -85 db and some are -55db.
If I had a phono section that was so bad that its noise or distortion drowned out or even audibly affected the copious noise that is inherent in LP playback, I'd agree with you that it was a serious problem.
Hmm. So without any idea on your part, you think I don't use test records?
?? if the cantilever is not the problem, and the stylus is not the problem, are you saying that a cartridge can get too old by some other means? What would that be? Sounds like you are suggesting that the coil is failing, something in the cartridge body?
And I'm supposed to pretend that you are some kind of authority? If you want credibility around here you have to earn it. We all know that people who post under aliases can claim to be anybody they want and nobody can disprove it, until they fail to provide information that the person in question is supposed to have.I really don't care what you pretend. Its out of my purview. I don't pretend that you are an authority either; maybe you have credibilty on some boards, clearly on others you do not. That's the way it is on the web. I was just asking some questions I actually wanted answered but you seem more focused on personal attacks. Take it down a notch; maybe don't take it personally and just answer the question??
FWIW I didn't say cantilevers 'wear out'. I said they won't **perform**. I think something is perishing, but I don't know for sure. I know its not the stylus as under the microscope the examples I've seen have had plenty of life and I know its not the cartridge body, as replacing the stylus/cantilever assembly fixes the mistracking. That really only leaves the cantilever and since its been undamaged in the examples I've seen, that suggests something is perishing.
If you could do me a slight favor- don't nest your responses?