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Turntable to audio interface
Old 21st December 2010
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Turntable to audio interface

Hello all, I'm new to this here community so please forgive me if the contnets of this post has already been discussed or if this has been posted in the wrong place.
I recently bought a Stanton T.62 turntable with the hopes of using it for sampling. Basically I want to be able to record audio clips from records into Cubase 5. Currently the phono out of the turntable is connected to the line in of my (very basic) M-Aduio fast trak interface. The interface does not have a left and right line input, it only has one which generally meant for recording guitar, so my solution was to buy a red/white phono to quarter inch adapter, and plug it into the line in. When I add an audio track and record (the same way I do for guiitar), Cubase does not pick up the audio and nothing is recorded. My question is this. Do I need a mixer so that the internal pre-amp will amplify the signal so Cubase an pick it up? Or do I need to upgrade to an interface with the left and right line input?
Thanks for the help guys, and one again I'm sorry if this has already been posted, but I have only been able to find forums regarding a setup that includes a mixer.
Old 21st December 2010
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You need a turntable preamp. I use the one by Art and it works great. Go from turntable to preamp into audio interface .
Old 21st December 2010
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You need a mixer, at least you should do anyway as the signal will be pretty pathetic otherwise. I used to do the same with my Technic 1210 into a mixer then into my interface.

Too late for you now but I picked up a USB Turntable a coupel of eyars ago which is much easier and better. Literally just plug the USB cable straight from the turntable to my PC.....much cleaner and quicker sampling but you still get the grittyness of the vinyl...
Old 21st December 2010
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ark
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Primativ View Post
You need a mixer, at least you should do anyway as the signal will be pretty pathetic otherwise. I used to do the same with my Technic 1210 into a mixer then into my interface.
This works only if your mixer has phono EQ built into it, along with the proper input impedance for a phono cartridge. DJ mixers probably do; others probably don't.
Old 21st December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ark View Post
This works only if your mixer has phono EQ built into it, along with the proper input impedance for a phono cartridge. DJ mixers probably do; others probably don't.
Sorry thats what I meant by mixer, in the DJ sense.
Old 22nd December 2010
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EMu 1820 has a phono input thumbsup (hope I didn't miss anything) 1616 does too? pretty sure
Old 22nd December 2010
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Behringer has a $15 phono preamp that I'm told sounds very good.
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