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Old 14th September 2011
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analog to digital conversion?

What is the best way to go from analog to digital?

I just recorded an album with my band on an otari mx-5050 and want to put it on the internet or somewhere on my computer to put onto cd.. I'm wondering what the best way and cheapest (if not free) way to do this would be. I did a little conversion through an M-audio interface and it's pretty hissy on some of the stuff.. I know there's a way to do it very well, just don't what it is, and i know you smart fellas probably do.

much obliged
Old 14th September 2011
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Well you'd need at minimum an 8 channel mixer and a stereo AD converter. Or just an 8 input AD converter. Depends if you want mix control on all channels ITB or OTB.
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thanks.. I have an eight channel mixer... but could you point me in the direction of a good AD converter? will my mobilepre m-audio interface work as an a/d converter?
Old 14th September 2011
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thanks.. I have an eight channel mixer... but could you point me in the direction of a good AD converter? will my mobilepre m-audio interface work as an a/d converter?
Yes - it records, so therefore it converts analogue to digital.

Most people wouldn't call it "quality" conversion, but then again many many records were made with substantially worse conversion in the past.

Here's an idea - why not try it? if it doesn't sound good enough to you, then look for something else.
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Yes - it records, so therefore it converts analogue to digital.

Most people wouldn't call it "quality" conversion, but then again many many records were made with substantially worse conversion in the past.

Here's an idea - why not try it? if it doesn't sound good enough to you, then look for something else.
Damn right, you tell it like a Lavry Gold :P
Old 14th September 2011
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Originally Posted by gibbons View Post
What is the best way to go from analog to digital?

I just recorded an album with my band on an otari mx-5050 and want to put it on the internet or somewhere on my computer to put onto cd.. I'm wondering what the best way and cheapest (if not free) way to do this would be. I did a little conversion through an M-audio interface and it's pretty hissy on some of the stuff.. I know there's a way to do it very well, just don't what it is, and i know you smart fellas probably do.

much obliged


I would recommend having it professionally mixed on an analog board, and then transferred to digital 2track, if you care about the material at all or plan on mass producing it this will probably give you the best results.
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