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Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by bvg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:01 am

I connect my turntable to an HP Envy laptop via a USBPhono plus preamp device. When listening to completed projects (lp's to digital through itunes) sometimes it sounds tinny and "electronic". I don't hear any problem when I monitor the sound during recording or playback on the PC, it's only after I've created the sound files and listen through Itunes. Sometimes the final project sounds pretty good, other times not. Is there some import setting on itunes I'm not using? Is the problem that I'm capturing the audio through the USB port? The only other input on my computer is the headphone icon input- does that mean I can't (or shouldnt) use the line-in setting? Maybe the gain trim should be set differently? Yikes.


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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:14 pm

Hi,

You should be able to get great sound via USB, and as you mentioned, it sounds good in Spin It Again. When you create the audio files, what kind of audio files are you making? If you load one of the files back into Spin It Again, does it sound good?

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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by bvg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:40 pm

I just loaded a sound file of a previous project and it is tinny on playback. Since it sounds great during recording on the preamp monitor it has something to do with the file being created. Compression?

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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:55 am

Hi,

When you record it in Spin It Again, you are recording in wav format, so there is no compression. When you created the audio files, what kind of audio files did you create? MP3 files are compressed, and so are WMA and Ogg files. However, they should still sound pretty darn good unless you've chosen some low quality settings for them.

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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by bvg » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:53 am

hmmmm. it was mp3 and set at cd quality. What should it be set at?

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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by bvg » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:56 am

also is there some sort of setting on itunes that imports the audio files that I could have wrong?

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Re: Tinny sound/intrmittent

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:49 pm

Hi,

Does it sound good when you play the recording in Spin It Again the first time, before you mix it down?

There might be a Windows setting. Right-click on the small volume control icon in your Windows task bar and select Playback Devices. Next, right-click on the playback device you're using and select Properties. On the Enhancements tab, put a check mark next to "Disable all enhancments," or just uncheck all the enhancements if you don't have the disable option.

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