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  • Making compilation/mix cd's

    Love putting mixes together for friends.

    What's the best way of getting tracks from vinyl to your pc?

    I use Cooledit to record the tracks but I found that sometimes once I've finished the cd there are these little skips.
    I always make sure my pc isn't online when recording tunes.
    Is there something I'm doing wrong? Should I use different software? Any tips?

    Looking forward to hear other people's opinions on this matter.

    Merry Xmas to all of you!


  • #2

    I sent you an e-mail about this
    Could be a memory issue. Might need more memory
    Check your e-mail and get back to me




    • #3
      I've used Cool Edit for about four years now and I've never had any problems with it. As Jack said you probably need to buy some more RAM. You could try turning off any other software you might have running. Anti-virus, firewall, stuff like that run all the time and could cause problems. You could try using Sound Forge which is basically the same as CEP but I suspect you'll have the same problems.


      • #4
        Well someone's gonna say this, so it may as well be me, but whatever happened to the good old method of just doing it by hand, recording off the mixer?

        I use computers too mind, but I mainly just record the mix into Peak. I'd rather not do edits etc, but sometimes I'll assemble a 12 min mix in Logic, just so I can burn onto CD and use as what I call 'toilet mixes' when out spinning...

        But proper a 'live mix' can't be beat IMO, especially if you just do it without much planning, all them little ideas on the fly, opps etc kind of get lost when you assemble something, don't you think?

        ... Mind you, I find that all my ideas for putting tunes together come from regular spinning in bars, clubs etc. Those ideas are the ones that usually end up in a mix, so I guess it doesn't really matter how you make it...


        • #5
          are these skips between track markers? do you want a continuous mix?

          if you're getting skips where tracks start, it could be because your CD burning software is turning off the laser when it hits a track marker. there's usually an option to allow continuous burning which still keeps the indivdual tracks marked, but keeps the laser on while burning the whole CD so you don't get these glitches.

          if it's glitching anywhere within a track itself, then you need more RAM or to increase the machine's data throughput (by increasing buffer size, getting faster disks etc). check if your hard disks are UDMA enabled (most are now) by clicking 'properties' on that drive. if there's a checkbox available for 'Enable UDMA' then check that box and restart. it boosts data throughput massively and might clear up your problem.

          do you record directly into the computer, or do you use a USB box externally for recording? if it's an external box, get high-quality USB cables and make sure they're as short as possible.

          Chops for show, groove for dough.


          • #6
            It's called DISC AT ONCE so there is no stopping the laser.
            It's just a steady stream burn, no stopping