Software which records & edits the input from my mixer?

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I'm looking for software which will enable me to record mixes onto my hard drive.
I don't have a production sound card but, being a VAIO media PC, my computer has video, left & right phono inputs which I think are intended for hooking up a camcorder or VCR. Would the quality of recording be higher if I used these inputs, or will a headphone jack adaptor > mic socket suffice?
(Anyone with a similar PC know how to capture what's passing into these phono inputs??)

Secondly, I would also like the ability to insert track marks into the file before writing to CD and, if necessary, to compress the whole thing into mp3 format.

Any help will be handsomely rewarded with Haribo at glade.:lol:
 

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also the output of your mixer will almost certainly be phono so you wont have to worry about all that +4/-10 stuff.
for making track marks, soundforge makes that very easy, and im sure cool edit and wavelab do too but dont quote me on that.
 

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while the file is playing, press the M key at the point where you want the track mark. or put the cursor at the point where you want the mark (while its not playing), then click on the "special" menu, and go down to "insert marker". et voila :wizard1:
 

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Cheers mate! All that remains now is to find out how to tell me stupid 'puter to check what's coming through the phono inputs!
 

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there should be a setting in the control panel of your soundcard called record source or something like that, if you can find that it should list all the different inputs and you just have to chose the right ones. if you cant work out which ones it is then just set it to stereo mix so it records any and all audio going through the sound card.
 

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Sorry, just realised that i don't have ' cd architect' without that markers don't work!
 
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peeps, you do not need cd architecht to use this function.

once you have dropped the markers you'll need to make sure they are in the right place by zoomin in and grabbing the top of the marker and dragging it into place, once all markers are in place you need to convert markers to regions (cant remember which drop down menu this is located in as im at work atm), This will create a whole bunch of .wavs in the destination folder of your choice, they will be named as time increments showing the duration of the region and its place in the whole mix (bet that dont make sense duz it...oh well!) its these regions that you burn (be it in soundforge / nero ..wahetever) making sure you have zero secs silence in between the regions to ensure your mix flows between tracks on the cd. voila... a mix cd with track marks!!!

this is in soundforge btw :Smile3:
 
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hehe yaeh he's ma new collaborator!!!

bit of a synth hog tho....
 

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right that makes more sense,

i was a bit confused between markers and regions but it all makes sense now.

Cheers!

I think cd architect alllows you to just burn it straight away without saving extra files. it seems stupid that if you have a 1 hr mix with regions in soundforge, you then have to export all of it as different .wavs, then yon can burn! Thats 2 bloody hrs! in .wav
 

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theyellowbrickroad said:
I think cd architect alllows you to just burn it straight away without saving extra files. it seems stupid that if you have a 1 hr mix with regions in soundforge, you then have to export all of it as different .wavs, then yon can burn! Thats 2 bloody hrs! in .wav
Fair enough, though given that my audio drives currently give me a grand total of around 50 hours of 24-bit 48kHz audio (of which around 12 are currently used :Wink3: ), I don't see that as so much of a problem. :Grin:

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Cheers for the wiseness guys. Just downloaded the trial copy of soundforge which will probably run out soon but I'll try put it to good effect... my mate from the halls opposite's gunna bring round his fat soundcard and access virus to help jazz up the mixing a little.. what fun! :Grin:
 
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