I have posted this here as i am not entirely certain as to where it should go, so if i am wrong, i am sorry.
I am a jungle & Oldskool Dnb dj, who has just taken his first step out of the dark ages and purchased his first set of CDj's.
Now because of the Genre i mix, a lot (and i mean a lot!) of what i mix is only available on vinyl and there in lies my problem.
I did a bit of research and read some positive reviews on the Stanton T.92 USB Turntable. I watched a few youtube videos and got Audacity, plugged my Stanton T.92 USB into the macbook and started ripping my collection. I ripped all the tunes as .Wav files at first, but changed to .AIFF (I Re-formatted them from the original Audacity file, not converted the .Wav) because i was having trouble with the ID Tags on each file.
This is one of my favourite tracks to mix, and i thought the quality sounded really good…………Until i actually mixed it with a CD rip.
Now when i listen to my Vinyl rips, i see that the quality is really bad, they sound weak and well….flat for want of a better word.
My goal is to get my vinyl rips sounding much, much better with the equipment i have. If i need to buy something else, then depending on price, so be it.
This is what equpitment i have.
Stanton T.92 USB x1
Technics M5G x2
Technics SL1210 Mk2 x2
Allen & Heath DB4
27-Inch iMac (Mid 2011), OS X Lion 10.7.5 & Logic Express (Not Sure What Version)
Macbook Pro (Early 2013) Retina, OS X 10.9.1 (Maverick I Think) & Audacity
I use Ortofon Dj "S" Carts & Styli on all my turntables.
Although i have all this gear, i am Primarily a vinyl Dj, so my knowledge is not majorly technical, i purchased logic express because i am a guitarist too, but i never got around to recording too much with it, and therefore learning much about it. I do know the bare bones basics though.
Can i achieve the level of quality i am looking for, with the gear i have? if so, can you please tell me how?
Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help will be great fully received.