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Re: sound cards

Brian Olesen
 

HI,
Yes, and no.
The obvious answer is off course yes, but there can be factors that makes
bumps on the way.
The dac is an extremely important component, and some of the better cards
has really good dacs.
But the usb port of your computer can create unwanted noise that will
disturb the final result.

Best regards
Brian
Brian

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Can a good sound card make a difference in sound quality of music?


Re: sound cards

Andy
 

Hi John.

In my own experience, they certainly do make a great difference.

I have 2 Creative Labs external sound cards. However, both are now about 10 years old. The two I have have an Optic cable outlet and my previous AV unit had an optic input. My study speakers are Small Quad speakers of a high quality.

However my new AV unit, an Arcam, takes an HDMI plug. I'm not sure if it also uses Optic as I think these connections are being replaced by HDMI.

If you look at Creative labs, the new generation of external cards should also have HDMI and if that's the case, then I'll be following you and getting a few.

I may be wrong, but what I've noticed in recent years is that the quality of sound coming from my new Dell tower is almost identical as the sound from my much less expensive HP Flat-top, as though internal cards are in the main, Generic.

As these cards are not really too expensive, It would be worth checking them out a little.


Very best wishes.

Andy.

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Re: sound cards

Hamit Campos
 

Yes perhaps. Especially if they have no strange effects.

On 10/23/2020 10:24 PM, John Heath via groups.io wrote:
Can a good sound card make a difference in sound quality of music?




sound cards

John Heath
 

Can a good sound card make a difference in sound quality of music?


Behringer UCA202; RE: [all-audio] Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Jerry Berrier <jlblists@...>
 

What about this one? I believe it cost me under $30.00 from Amazon. It does
not have physical knobs, but I use it all the time between my audio mixer
and PC.
Behringer UCA202 layout
1. The two rca jacks closet to the cable containing the usb connector
are the input jacks.
2. Next to these jacks is the monitor switch.
3. The other two jacs are the output jacks.
4.
Opposite these jacks on the other side of the card is the headphone jack.
5.
Opposite the output jacks is a volume control.

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From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:29 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use
with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for
someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a
lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes
which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit
depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


Olympus LS-P4 cover question

Brian Olesen
 

Hi folks,

I've just acquired this little cute beast, but it really lacks on one big
issue.

It doesn't come with any cover at all.

All my previous Olympus's did come with some sort of a cover, pouch, or
sleeve.

Do you guys know of someone, who can manufacture a good cover for me, so I
can use it on the go having it either around my neck, or on my for arm or
whatever it's called. Grin.

Like a watch or so.

It's essential that the microphones will be free to record, and that the
buttons are accessible.



I found something called Olympus CS150 but it's really not super suitable
for Lsp4. I'd like something smaller and more handy.


Re: Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Rich De Steno
 

I do extensive multitrack recording in Audacity.  I use an inexpensive Sabrent USB Audio so-called sound card, but it is more like a USB plug.  Although it has only headphone and microphone jacks, I successfully use the microphone jack as a line-in jack. I connect my amplifier and music keyboard to this jack and get excellent recordings with no distortion.  It is plug and play requiring no software.  The interface in Windows even has the option of AGC if you so choose.  I have that turned off.  This was literally about six dollars on Amazon.  There are many similar products on Amazon from many manufacturers.  You certainly need not spend more than ten bucks on the type of USB unit required here.  Check out the amazon array of products, there is an extensive selection.

On 10/10/2020 8:28 AM, Steve Jacobson wrote:
Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson





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Re: Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Some focuswrite cards are quite expensive.
Depends on the fefinition inexpensive.
/A

10 okt. 2020 kl. 15:50 skrev Joe Paton <joe@...>:

Steve,
One of the audio interfaces from tascam, Roland, or berignger will do
the job.

The focus Write is a little pricy for what you want to do.

The usefull feature of some of these intervfaces, is that they have
physical gain controls, easier to manage than software controls.
Further, you could, use this as an alternate output for a speech
synthesiser.
I'm running around a little today, but please get in touch on or off
list if I can help further.

JP





Re: Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Joe Paton
 

Steve,
One of the audio interfaces from tascam, Roland, or berignger will do
the job.

The focus Write is a little pricy for what you want to do.

The usefull feature of some of these intervfaces, is that they have
physical gain controls, easier to manage than software controls.
Further, you could, use this as an alternate output for a speech
synthesiser.
I'm running around a little today, but please get in touch on or off
list if I can help further.

JP


Re: Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

stewartross
 

hi there re soundcards
isn't there a one called focus?
from stewart

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Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:28 PM
Subject: [all-audio] Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question


Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question

Steve Jacobson
 

Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


The newest ITunes isn't letting me into the menus.

Hamit Campos
 

Hi friends how do I de authorize my disappointing HP laptop now? My ITunes account is all screwed so I'm going to have to call Apple Care about it later. But in the meen time ITunes won't let me into the menus to go into the account menu to sine it out and de authorize the laptop. Just to then authorize my brand new XPS. What I ment to do is reset all authorizations because I've blown past the 5 already and I wanted to reset. But that's for Apple. What to do with ITunes itself? Thanks all over the place as someone says I think it's on this list.


Re: Crackling test and cloud lifter issue on H6

Hamit Campos
 

Odd the cloud lifter isn't working. A dude on youtube demoed Michael Jakson's mic for Thriller the Sure SM7B with an H6 and a cloud lifter. He had his H6 at full 48 volts of phantom as far as I seem to remember. As to my cable thing. How many days did you do that? Keep me posted it didn't happen right away. I should've paid more attention the second time but it felt like a few weeks at most. Almost a month like 3 weeks. As I said I perhaps should've paid more attention this time arround. Just to see how long it took. But yeah that was 1 thing then there were the few times I left the battery switch on. We'll see what Audio-Technica says as well I guess. I just wanted to make sure before saying the H6 is defective. This as well is my first and only condencer. I was thinking of getting a pair of Behringer C2 the little $50 stereo pair of condencers and see what the H6 does to them. Or is that a waist of $50? Well $60 really almost then the 2 sepret XLR cables.

On 10/5/2020 11:11 PM, frank cuta wrote:
Sorry I am easily distracted and got to playing with something else. I
can't get my pair of Sennheizer 441s to work through my cloud lifter
plugged into the H6. The same setup works fine when plugged into a mixer
so I am puzzled. I wonder if the cloud lifter takes more power than the H6
can deliver?

I tried to reproduce your crackling issue by taking an old cheap condenser
and whith the phantom power enabled on channel 6 I pulled out the XLR and
shoved it back in ten times. This causes no obvious issues of any kind.


As for the microphone for the Stream try an AKG C1000. It optionally can be
powered from an internal AA battery. Of course you will need a pair for
stereo.

Frank


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Subject: [all-audio] A followup with I think it was Frank.


Hi Frank. What did you find my friend? I'm still gonna send the 8022
back to Audio-Technica but there's still the fact that I have no other
condencers to check if my crackeling cable thing wasn't caused by the H6
itself. Thanks. Feel free to email me off list if you wish.

On 10/4/2020 12:22 PM, tim cumings wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for a condenser microphone for
the second generation victor reader stream?

Humanware recommends using a condenser microphone that takes plug-in
power.

Does anyone have recommendations for mics either cardioid or omni that
would work well with the stream.











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Crackling test and cloud lifter issue on H6

frank cuta
 

Sorry I am easily distracted and got to playing with something else. I
can't get my pair of Sennheizer 441s to work through my cloud lifter
plugged into the H6. The same setup works fine when plugged into a mixer
so I am puzzled. I wonder if the cloud lifter takes more power than the H6
can deliver?

I tried to reproduce your crackling issue by taking an old cheap condenser
and whith the phantom power enabled on channel 6 I pulled out the XLR and
shoved it back in ten times. This causes no obvious issues of any kind.


As for the microphone for the Stream try an AKG C1000. It optionally can be
powered from an internal AA battery. Of course you will need a pair for
stereo.

Frank

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Campos
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2020 3:23 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] A followup with I think it was Frank.


Hi Frank. What did you find my friend? I'm still gonna send the 8022
back to Audio-Technica but there's still the fact that I have no other
condencers to check if my crackeling cable thing wasn't caused by the H6
itself. Thanks. Feel free to email me off list if you wish.

On 10/4/2020 12:22 PM, tim cumings wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for a condenser microphone for
the second generation victor reader stream?

Humanware recommends using a condenser microphone that takes plug-in
power.

Does anyone have recommendations for mics either cardioid or omni that
would work well with the stream.












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A followup with I think it was Frank.

Hamit Campos
 

Hi Frank. What did you find my friend? I'm still gonna send the 8022 back to Audio-Technica but there's still the fact that I have no other condencers to check if my crackeling cable thing wasn't caused by the H6 itself. Thanks. Feel free to email me off list if you wish.

On 10/4/2020 12:22 PM, tim cumings wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for a condenser microphone for the second generation victor reader stream?

Humanware recommends using a condenser microphone that takes plug-in power.

Does anyone have recommendations for mics either cardioid or omni that would work well with the stream.






Re: condenser microphone recommendations for the second generation victor reader stream

Hamit Campos
 

Audio-Technica had the Pro64. It's 1 of the cheeper ones but it worked with pluggin and or a button battery that came with it. I meantion this 1 cause it's stereo.

On 10/4/2020 12:22 PM, tim cumings wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for a condenser microphone for the second generation victor reader stream?

Humanware recommends using a condenser microphone that takes plug-in power.

Does anyone have recommendations for mics either cardioid or omni that would work well with the stream.






condenser microphone recommendations for the second generation victor reader stream

tim cumings
 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a condenser microphone for the second generation victor reader stream?

Humanware recommends using a condenser microphone that takes plug-in power.

Does anyone have recommendations for mics either cardioid or omni that would work well with the stream.


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Re: H6 Batteries

frank cuta
 

It could be the XLR in the 8022. Yes, it will be interesting to see what
they say.
Frank

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Campos
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] H6 Batteries


When you say connector, do you mean then it's a problem with the XLRs on
the cable? Because that says some not verry good things about that
cable. Like I said this is cable 2 now. The first being it's origenal.
It was fine for almost a month than all of the suddin the crackel
started. I bought this second cable. Same, fine for a bit, then during
my trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica when I was recording the fire works
on Christmas the crackle was back. Now I have at times forgotten to shut
the battery switch off. I've asked AT about this and they clame that
though yes you should shut the battery off when using phantom meh won't
kill it if you forgot. What say you? I'm just asking cause they clame
things and also there's more details on the UK page that aren't on the
USA page. For instance the UK page says only use the battery when using
an unbalanced sorce. That to me means only use it when using the mini
XLR to 3.5 cable. Either way I'm sending the mic back but see why it's
hard to tell?

On 9/18/2020 9:56 PM, frank cuta wrote:
Sounds like a connector problem not an H6 problem. However I have got a
couple of real cheap condensers in the drawer and I will do some torture
test experimenting and let you know.

Expensive condenser mics are designed to be used in demanding
environments.
If they can't be plugged in and unplugged and handled normally without
doing damage then they are pretty useless in a recording studio.
Microphones (ribbons excluded) are not really fragile pieces of
equipment.

Frank


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Campos
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] H6 Batteries


Ah I forget the vultage of that USB port. The H6 I meen. But if it were
to work keep me posted please. Also how many of you have had trouble
with your condencers after using them with the H6? This is the second
cable now for my AT-8022 stereo mic that crackles with phantum. You know
that kinda fire like crackel when a mike cable is ripping or something?
yeah that. Especially if I move it. Now don't wana jump to conclusions
here, don't wana put blame where none may belong as the 8022 is the only
phantum powered mic I have. So as well as somepoint sending the 8022
back with it's 5 pin mini into the mic and 2 regular XLRs into the H6
cable to AT I just wanted to ask here because it may be the mic. Also
maybe me. Are you not supposed to hand hold a phantum powered mic? Are
you not supposed to be moving it arround? Then finally I heard a tip
once that after the recording setion when you shut the phantom off will
in this case on the H6 it's best to wait a few minutes to unplug the
mic. The question on this and I perhaps should try and find that vid but
how much of a must is this I wander? The idea being that you should let
the phantom drain out before disconnecting the mic. So what power pack
do you have? Feel free to tell me more off list about it.

On 9/18/2020 8:08 PM, frank cuta wrote:
I agree this is a major pain with this machine. I have gone to the
Lithium
AA rechargeables that couple to a USB charging harness magnetically.
This
reduces the frustration a bit. But just the removal process from the
machine itself is more difficult than it needs to be. I have considered
powering my H6 from my large USB power bank (the big one that you can
start
a small car from), but I have not tried it yet.

Frank



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From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:23 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] H6 Batteries


Hi dain and friends. For you all that have the H recorders, how do you
all do about the batteries? Here's what I mean. Yes with the H6 well at
least with out of the box settings it's clamed you can get 13 hours of
batteries. But in the case of NIMH batteries like the Lithium ones I
assume it's not good to use them til flat than charge them. So how often
do you all recharge? I really don't get why Zoom didn't put the charger
thing in the H6 or the others I really don't. You have to take the
batteries out and put them in a charger. Must be mad annoying with
things like the F4 and F8N where you have 8 double A's. Now the F ones
at least beep when going low.






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Re: H6 Batteries

Hamit Campos
 

When you say connector, do you mean then it's a problem with the XLRs on the cable? Because that says some not verry good things about that cable. Like I said this is cable 2 now. The first being it's origenal. It was fine for almost a month than all of the suddin the crackel started. I bought this second cable. Same, fine for a bit, then during my trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica when I was recording the fire works on Christmas the crackle was back. Now I have at times forgotten to shut the battery switch off. I've asked AT about this and they clame that though yes you should shut the battery off when using phantom meh won't kill it if you forgot. What say you? I'm just asking cause they clame things and also there's more details on the UK page that aren't on the USA page. For instance the UK page says only use the battery when using an unbalanced sorce. That to me means only use it when using the mini XLR to 3.5 cable. Either way I'm sending the mic back but see why it's hard to tell?

On 9/18/2020 9:56 PM, frank cuta wrote:
Sounds like a connector problem not an H6 problem. However I have got a
couple of real cheap condensers in the drawer and I will do some torture
test experimenting and let you know.

Expensive condenser mics are designed to be used in demanding environments.
If they can't be plugged in and unplugged and handled normally without
doing damage then they are pretty useless in a recording studio.
Microphones (ribbons excluded) are not really fragile pieces of equipment.

Frank


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] H6 Batteries


Ah I forget the vultage of that USB port. The H6 I meen. But if it were
to work keep me posted please. Also how many of you have had trouble
with your condencers after using them with the H6? This is the second
cable now for my AT-8022 stereo mic that crackles with phantum. You know
that kinda fire like crackel when a mike cable is ripping or something?
yeah that. Especially if I move it. Now don't wana jump to conclusions
here, don't wana put blame where none may belong as the 8022 is the only
phantum powered mic I have. So as well as somepoint sending the 8022
back with it's 5 pin mini into the mic and 2 regular XLRs into the H6
cable to AT I just wanted to ask here because it may be the mic. Also
maybe me. Are you not supposed to hand hold a phantum powered mic? Are
you not supposed to be moving it arround? Then finally I heard a tip
once that after the recording setion when you shut the phantom off will
in this case on the H6 it's best to wait a few minutes to unplug the
mic. The question on this and I perhaps should try and find that vid but
how much of a must is this I wander? The idea being that you should let
the phantom drain out before disconnecting the mic. So what power pack
do you have? Feel free to tell me more off list about it.

On 9/18/2020 8:08 PM, frank cuta wrote:
I agree this is a major pain with this machine. I have gone to the
Lithium
AA rechargeables that couple to a USB charging harness magnetically. This
reduces the frustration a bit. But just the removal process from the
machine itself is more difficult than it needs to be. I have considered
powering my H6 from my large USB power bank (the big one that you can
start
a small car from), but I have not tried it yet.

Frank



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From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:23 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] H6 Batteries


Hi dain and friends. For you all that have the H recorders, how do you
all do about the batteries? Here's what I mean. Yes with the H6 well at
least with out of the box settings it's clamed you can get 13 hours of
batteries. But in the case of NIMH batteries like the Lithium ones I
assume it's not good to use them til flat than charge them. So how often
do you all recharge? I really don't get why Zoom didn't put the charger
thing in the H6 or the others I really don't. You have to take the
batteries out and put them in a charger. Must be mad annoying with
things like the F4 and F8N where you have 8 double A's. Now the F ones
at least beep when going low.






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