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#1 2011-11-26 11:39:27

arkady
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RCA to USB any advantage ?

I use a line out RCA to a line in RCA on my PC is there any thing to be gained by getting an adapter to go USB in.
Got an old Tascam 4 track as an interface for guitars, keyboard and mic. The rest is done in a midi...
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#2 2011-11-26 17:16:21

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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

Ark none that I can think of I do it the same way its fast and produces a good quality recording with my BR-8 to Audacity program I can mix on the fly as I transfer with panning,track volumes etc. smile


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#3 2011-11-27 13:30:09

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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

From a technology standpoint, using a USB adapter with what you already have wouldn't make any difference, because it's still using the RCA technology.  Of course, this is purely an opinion based on computers... not actual trial wink


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#4 2011-11-29 19:46:47

arkady
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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

Thanks Russ and Amy.
It's what I thought nothing wrong with a decent analog signal. smile
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#5 2011-11-29 20:43:33

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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

There was a great post by someone here recently on why you want to keep the number of analog to digital conversions to a minimum.   You lose data every time you do it.


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#6 2011-11-30 06:06:44

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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

Its possible you are refferring to my post jerome
http://chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=18578
if not, its still worth a read as it is pertinent to this discussion as well.


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#7 2011-11-30 07:14:33

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Re: RCA to USB any advantage ?

That would be the very same one.  Should be required reading.  smile


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