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HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???

fiercefiddler 11 Aug 03 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,MMario 11 Aug 03 - 03:18 PM
fiercefiddler 11 Aug 03 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,MMario 11 Aug 03 - 04:15 PM
fiercefiddler 11 Aug 03 - 04:57 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Aug 03 - 05:03 PM
treewind 11 Aug 03 - 05:06 PM
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George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Aug 03 - 05:25 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Aug 03 - 05:29 PM
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treewind 12 Aug 03 - 03:47 AM
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Subject: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 03:12 PM

Ok, I'm having some trouble and is wondering if anyone can help me...
I just got a mini disc recorder and i've recorded some brilliant music which i want to put onto a cd so i can put that into a stereo and play it over speakers so that i can learn the tunes w/out using headphones. does anyone know how to get recorded material onto a computer from a minidisc? Is there special software that is required?? Any help/suggestions would be great!!! THanks!

I want a chicken.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 03:18 PM

first - hopefully you purchased a minidisc recorder that has the proper ports to be able to download to your computer. Not all are capable of doing so.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 04:12 PM

Well, I got it for a b-day present, so i didn't do the buying, BUT it did come w/software...i think that the software is for getting mp3's onto the md, not music from the md to the computer...


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 04:15 PM

there are a number of people on the 'cat that have done this - but it WOULD help if you could supply make and model of your mini-disc recorder.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 04:57 PM

sony
walkman
net md walkman
mz-n10
net md

that's all the infor that's listed on the md recorder...is that the info you need?


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:03 PM

OK! That's not important.

A - What burner software do you have? Common ones are Nero, Ashampoo and Easy CD Creator/Roxio.

B - Depending on the above, you may need additional software.

Back in a minute or two.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: treewind
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:06 PM

Most MD recorders with a USB interface (which I think is part of what the net-MD thing is about) will only let you copy from the copmuter to the MD.

To go the other way, you have to link the MD's line out (it may not have one of those either so use the headphone out) to the line in of your sound card. You need a sound card, of course... and a cable with most likely 3.5mm stereo jacks at each end.

Then find a simple audio editing program that records. I use Audacity which is totally free (as in free speech and free beer) and that will give you some tools for adjusting levels and doing various editing on the audio it has recorded. Store the tracks as WAV files, and your CD burning software should know what to do with them.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: NicoleC
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:09 PM

First, you need to get the data on your computer. As of yet, only very high end MD players have digital out, so this means you need to go down to analog. This has been discussed a bunch of times here, so you may want to search for threads with more details. In a nutshell though:

Go from either your line output (if you have one) or your headphone output to the line input jacks on your computer.

Open your analog recording software start recording from the line input jack. Play the track on the MD.

If desired, clean the file up and reinsert track numbers.

Burn to CD as you would any music CD.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:25 PM

Here are some previous threads on the subject....

MD Recording to PC
Transferring LP to CD
Recording from Vinyl
Home Recording 101

As NicoleC said, the first thing is to get it onto a computer. Take a 3.5 Stereo Phone Plug to 3.5 Stereo Phone Plug Cable and attach it from the Earphone jack on the Mini-Disc to the Line-In Jack on the Computer's Sound-Card. Next, open the recording software to record onto the PC from the Line-In Jack.
Next, I would recommend something to break the file up into pieces. You may have them as separate tracks on the MD, but unless you sit at the computer the whole time and start and stop the recording process each time you'll want to break it up.
My computer has a Soundblaster Live! card it came with a good recorder and a good Wave File Editor to do both tasks.

Next, depending on the Burning software, you may have to normalize each of the tracks before burning. Recordings tend to be a little low on volume to be really good sounding on the CD, so the best thing is to Normalize the sound so each track can be approximately the same level of sound. Ashampoo can do this for you within the Burner. I don't think Nero or Roxio allows for Normalizing within the Burning Process.

Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:29 PM

BTW, I speak from experience. I've done it several times for myself where we recorded ourselves both off a soundboard or off a microphone.

REcently I loaned the 707 to a friend for some fiddle workshops in Ireland. I then put them onto my computer and made several CDs of them which she is quite happy with.

It does work.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:58 PM

BTW, 290, how did you record this brilliant music? As far as I know, the 10 does NOT take a microphone. Does it haf a line-in jack for plugging into a soundboard's Line-Out jacks?


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 06:40 PM

yup, There;s a place to plug in the mic. at least on mine...


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 07:57 PM

The Sanyo MDR has a mic input slot and an optical/line in as well; but for uploading to the computer, I still play the MDR through line-out to the computer's soundcard line-in monitored by a sound recording application such as Sound Studio.

A


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 08:23 PM

290... Go here and ask them... Especially the NETMD forum... They'll know exactly how to do what you're trying to do... And lemme tell ya, once you do it once, you'll realise exactly how easy it is...

MinidiscTboard


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: treewind
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 03:47 AM

Yeah, well I looked at the NETMD forum and it confirms my suspicion that uploading is not an option, apparently by design and policy.

The analog link is the cheap way to do it, but there is a better, digital way. You need a MD deck (if you used MD seriously this is worth having in addition to a portable, for all sorts of reasons) with digital outputs, which most have. You also need a sound card with digital inputs. There are not so common but they exist. Either coax (RCA connectors) or optical, as long as you have the same at each end.

The difference is better sound quality and no possibility of overloading the sound card input, or of having the level too low and increasing the noise floor. I use this for producing CDs to sell. The downside it that it costs more for the gear to do it.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 07:57 AM

No kidding, Treewind, way! too! expensive! Out of reach for most people, but for someone doing a commercial CD to sell it is reasonable.

290,
I just read the Sony Sales Blurb on the N10. It's one of the newest ones full of features. I especially like the one where you can transfer the x2 or x4 recorded file at 64x the speed instead of at real-time. It looks like a real deal. You're a lucky soul with this new MD.


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 07:12 PM

isn't that a nice feature??!!


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: fiercefiddler
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 07:13 PM

THANK you EVERYONE who helped!!! I"ll be sure to post the outcome!!


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 07:39 PM

Treewind's suggestion really isn't that expensive if you plan on doing a lot of recording. A deck with a digital output will set you back $200 to $400 for a decent deck. A sound card to accept digital will be about another $100. I admit that is a bit pricy for a casual hobby, but the quality will be superb.

Even with an analog output from the deck into your existing soundcard, you will have a much, much better recording than one from the headphone output of a portable.

Ron


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
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Date: 03 Jan 04 - 04:05 PM


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Subject: RE: HELP!!! md->computer->cd ???
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 05:10 PM

great thread, thanks for refreshing it.


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