Hi Ginko,I bought a USB turntable and have had problems with sound quality when recording. I have checked and I have set up correctly. The problem is, when I start recording an albumn, the first one or two songs will record perfctly, but sooner or later the record will produce a thick static sound. There is an underlying low buzzing sound and the clarity of sound is terrible. I have tried changing the weight of the needle much heavier and lighter, and the same thing happens. I have also tried old albums and brand new never before played).Any tips....Many Thanks,Mitchell.
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Re: Xion usb turntable for Mac computer
Can you listen to the album through the USB when not recording? I'm asking because it might be that there is a buffer underrun or some other problem that is caused by the computer not being able to code the input fast enough. What are the specs of the mac you are using? are you sure the USB is 2.0? that could be a problem too.
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The type of computer is not relevant. This turntable provides output at nominal "line level" and can be connected to your MacBook with a properly shielded audio cable through the audio input.
For best results, you might want to disable automatic-gain-control (AGC) in the "Sound" preferences pane in the "System Preferences" panel, and set the level manually such that the input does not overload.
As I mentioned above, the signal level is nominally "line level", and that can mean very different things depending on context. You might find that using a passive volume control (potentiometer) between the turntable and the computer's analog-to-digital converter can greatly improve the quality of sound.
Sony does not make available any software or drivers for this item on the Mac. That's not an issue at all! Just connect it up to the Mac with a USB cable and it should show up right on your desktop. If you need to edit the audio files store on the recorder, you can use GarageBand or Audacity.
First of all, any kind of repairs done to this machine. Will will be very costly. But if you want to spend the money and the time. You can take the computer apart and check the trackpad and mouse button. You are looking for connection quality. Look for corrosion of the connectors, water damage, and sticky residue. Cleaning all of these things up with rubbing alcohol may help but, it's not guaranteed. You might have to replace the trackpad and mouse button.
Your best bet is to check an online auction site for a old machine that you can use for parts.
I've run into a similar problem myself. The problem could be that there is another device in the area using the same frequency and is causing interference. Try changing the frequency on your adapter. If you've recently added a wireless device and you can't change the frequency on your adapter try changing the frequency on the new device or turning it off to test if it's the problem.
It's possible someone else in the area has added a device that's causing the problem look around for new wireless devices or antenna in the area.
The smart bit is irrelevant but you should be able to transfer your files off it OK.
I don't know how mac familiar you are but all you have to do normally is plug the drive in to a convenient USB port and plug in some power. (Some drive cases that don't have external power need to plug in to the computer with a special lead that has 2 USB clugs on one end.)
After 5-10 seconds the drive should pop up on the desktop, you can then open it and copy stuff off.
Where does this pop-up come from as I've not experienced one in years of Mac support.
hi im josh in cebu phils. if that happened that the usb port don't detect your usb drive then there maybe some problem in your pc. friend all you have to do is check first the usb connections of your pc.you can browse the my computer device manager then click the usb icons and see if marked + or 2nd you reboot your pc then go to bios setup utility then go to peripherals then check wether it is enable.if disable usb on board you enable it. and don't forget to save the changes you made before you exit. then reboot your pc. then problem will be solved. good luck please vote me so that i will know if i helped you.thnks