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Software and Mics

Operator - I have a shareware program called Audicity

http://download-audacity.org/

I have only used it on OSX not on a WINx OS. I am still learning to use it as time permits etc.

Mr. Fantasy -Nakamichi (cant find info in their mics) and Senheiser

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=000984

is what I would suggest.

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The Best way to get Information off this Forum?

So how do I, the son of a veteran taper, now carry on the tradition of High quality live recording when I have relatively little information to start with?

I have come to this board to seek knowledge about audio equipment and recording know how...

We start with this question:

What are your favorite microphones?

Make us SNAPPY!

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Sorry, what I meant was how does the system work in your scenario using the downloaded freeware?

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Its a device...

Like a CD(RW) or ZIP, its an actual device that fits in a slot bay. You would need to have a CDRW in another bay or externally to burn from it. Not sure what software it uses as I didnt get into the specs.

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How does the deck communicate with the burner?

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Cool toy...

I checked out the "Plus2Deck 2C" from the site Operator posted and it looks cool. I dont have a tower that I would be able to test it with however. My only thing would be for the price you'd pay you could DL freeware and if you had a burner and tape deck do the same thing for a lot less... Your resuts may vary...

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Tape converters

I posted this in another section of the forum where people were talking about continuing to trade tapes and thought it would be relevant here.

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I saw a tape converter recently and was wondering if anyone had experimented with these. It plugs into your computer and converts the audio to mp3 files. I'm not sure how it would work with Dead shows though as I'm sure the converter would have difficulty picking out tracks with either an audience bootleg or songs running into each other.
Anyone have experience with these??
Here's a link if you are interested:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/7a8d/
I have never tried this device nor am I promoting it in any way. Just wondering.

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"The Plunge"

...Actually the plunge took me... Kinda like the Dead...lol... As mentioned in another thread, I went on vacation and my basement flooded and took out all my 88-90 tapes and some of my 95s Over 100 tapes went swimming. I have 4 computers and high speed access and have been doing other things. I never got around to upgrading my material and then it hit me like a flood...yuk yuk...Time to get it going... I will play around more as time permits..

Eric

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Sound Quality for Bit torrents

...shall we go, you and I while we can...

It's the quality of the sites you go to now. I'd start with bt. etree.org. to get files in shorten (.shn) or FLAC format. After you download them, you can play them through a winamp download on your computer, or download free file uncompressors, and burn them to CD as.wav files. Get mkw.act for shorten files or FLAC for flac, both free. Also, start practicing good manners by leaving files open on the download client until the ratio hits 1.00. All that means is you shared with someone else as much as you took. You took the plunge, Eric, good for you!

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BitTorrent

I DLd BitTorrent last night onto the mac (OSx) and DLd 2 shows. I was certainly impressed by the ease. The thing that quickly turned me off to this was the quality. It sucked! I figued the MP3 format might be a little lossy but the songs I was listening to sounded like someone was holding a cell phone to my ear. Is this the case with this type of data transmissions, or was it a fluke? - Still thinking about transferring my own tapes untill something else easier comes along.....

Eric

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