Audio Technica AT-LP2D-USB Owner`s manual

Audio Technica AT-LP2D-USB Owner`s manual
USB Stereo
Turntable System
AT-LP2D-USB
Installation and Operation
Automatic Stereo Turntable System
Installation and Operation
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Attention: Pour prévenir feu ou choc
électrique, ne pas exposé l’appareil à la pluie
ou à l’humidité.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
To prevent electric shock, do not remove the
cover. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside. Internal adjustments are for qualified
professionals only. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Pour prévenir un choc électrique, ne pas ouvrir
le couvercle. Il n’y aucune pièces de rechanges
à l’intérieur. Tout ajustement interne doit être
fait par une personne qualifié seulement.
Référez tout réparation au personnel qualifié.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the AT-LP2D-USB. Audio-Technica
brings its legendary quality and audio fidelity to the digital realm
with this LP-to-Digital Recording System. In the box, you'll find
everything you need to transfer your classic LP collection to
digital files: Audio-Technica’s AT-LP2D-USB stereo turntable,
complete with USB output that allows direct connection to
your computer; recording software–Cakewalk PYRO (for PC
use) and Audacity (for MAC or PC); an integral dual-magnet
Audio-Technica phono cartridge; a USB cable and adapter
cables. The turntable also offers a built-in switchable
phono/line preamp that allows connection to a stereo system
equipped with either a phono or line-level input.
AT-LP2D-USB stereo turntable features:
• USB output–no special drivers required for direct connection
to your computer
• Built-in switchable stereo phono/line level pre-amplifier.
Permits use of turntable with stereo systems having either
magnetic-phono inputs or “AUX” (line-level) inputs; also
allows convenient use of turntable with most powered speakers
• PC & Mac compatible
• Fully automatic operation
Caution: To prevent electric shock, do not use
the polarized plug with an extension cord,
receptacle, or other type of electrical outlet
unless the wide blade can be easily inserted
into a matching slot.
Attention: Pour éviter toute décharge
électrique, ne pas utiliser la prise polarisée avec un cordon de
prolongation, réceptacle ou tout autre dispositif électrique, à
moins que la broche large puisse s'insérer facilement dans un
trou de même taille.
• Two speeds: 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM
• Professional aluminum turntable platter
• Integral Audio-Technica Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with
replaceable diamond stylus
• Damped lift/cueing mechanism with front-panel control
• Removable dust cover
What’s in the box
To assure maximum satisfaction from this product, please read
the information and follow the instructions presented in this
manual. Please keep the manual in an accessible location for
future reference.
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
We suggest that you save all the packaging materials for
possible future storage, moving or shipping.
Platter
CAUTION: To avoid stylus damage, make certain the
included stylus guard is in place whenever the turntable
is being installed, moved or cleaned.
45 RPM adapter
Removable dust cover
Record mat
Drive belt
USB cable
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug (male) stereo
adapter cable
Stylus assembly
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug (female) stereo
adapter cable
Cakewalk PYRO software (for PC use only)
Audacity software (for MAC or PC use)
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable Owner's Manual
Stylus (“Needle”)
Stylus guard
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Software Guide
Controls
Figure 1 Main Features
10
Front
Back
PHONO
START
STOP
1
2
3
LINE
15
USB
16
9
9
8
6
7
11
SPEED
4
12"
SIZE
5
7"
33
45
1.
START BUTTON
Engages the motor/platter and begins automatic operation.
9.
2.
STOP BUTTON
Disengages the motor/platter and returns tone arm to rest.
10. DUST COVER
3.
TONE ARM LIFT BUTTON
Lifts and lowers tone arm for manual selection.
4.
PLATTER SPEED BUTTON
Select 33 RMP (button in high position) or 45 RPM
(button in low position) platter speed.
5.
SIZE SELECTOR
Select the size of the record: 12" or 7".
6.
PLATTER
Aluminum platter mounts directly to center spindle/
motor shaft.
7.
CENTER SPINDLE
Precision-machined platter-mount portion of the motor shaft.
8.
45-RPM ADAPTER (Shown in receptacle)
Adapts 7" records with large center holes to fit center spindle.
DUST COVER HINGE HOLDERS
Attachment points for removable hinged dust cover.
11. TONE ARM/HEADSHELL ASSEMBLY
Tone arm is permanently attached to the headshell
assembly.
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12. STYLUS ASSEMBLY
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13. STYLUS (“NEEDLE”)
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14. STYLUS GUARD
15. PRE-AMP SELECTOR SWITCH (PHONO/LINE)
(On back of turntable) Use PHONO setting when you
connect to the phono input on your home stereo. Use the
LINE level when you connect to CD/TAPE/AUX inputs of
your home stereo.
16. USB OUTPUT
Use this output to connect your turntable to the USB input
of your computer. Please see included software guide
for instructions.
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Setup & Operation
Assembling the Turntable
The AT-LP2D-USB requires some assembly before first use.
IMPORTANT: Do not connect the AC power cord until
assembly is complete.
1.
Carefully place the turntable platter on the center
spindle, making certain the platter is fully seated on
the spindle.
2.
While holding both ends of the red tape ribbon on the
turntable belt, carefully pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 2a). (If the belt drops off, remove the
turntable platter and put the belt back on it, as
described on page 7.)
3.
Once the belt is seated in the pulley's groove, carefully
remove the ribbon. Make certain the belt is not twisted.
4.
Place the turntable mat on top of the turntable
platter (Fig. 2b).
5.
If desired, the hinged dust cover may be removed. Hold
both sides of the dust cover and pull upward gently
and evenly to detach the cover from the turntable
(Fig. 2c). Keep the cover in a safe, clean place.
6.
To re-install the dust cover, guide the dust cover hinges
into the two hinge receptacles located at the back of
the turntable housing
Connecting to Computers with USB Input
The USB cable (included) connects your AT-LP2D-USB
turntable to your computer without need for special drivers.
Refer to included software guide (also available online at
www.audio-technica.com) before connecting the turntable
to your computer.
Figure 2 Assembling the Turntable
2a Drive belt
Motor spindle
Red ribbon
Drive belt
2b Record mat
2c Dust cover removal
Setting the Pre-amp (Phono/Line) Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
stereo phono pre-amplifier. The Pre-amp Selector (Phono/Line)
Switch is located on the back of the turntable. If the stereo
system you are using has a PHONO input, set the Pre-amp
Selector Switch to the “PHONO” position. If your stereo
system does not have a PHONO input, set the Pre-amp
Selector Switch to the “LINE” position and connect the
turntable's output cables to the AUX or other high-level input
on your stereo system (described later) (Fig. 3).
NOTE: If you are using the USB cable to connect your turntable
to a computer, the Pre-amp Selector Switch setting has no
effect on USB operation.
Figure 3
“AUX”
PHONO
Stereo System
White
Red
Input
Jacks
Pre-amp
Selector
Switch
AC
LINE
PHONO
PHONO
LINE
USB
AC
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Connecting to Stereo System
1. Connect the red RCA-type pin-plug to the right channel
input and the white RCA-type pin-plug to the left
channel input of your stereo system (Fig. 3, page 4).
2. With the tone arm still fastened to the tone arm rest,
slowly turn the turntable platter clockwise ten times,
to make certain the automatic mechanism is fully cycled.
3. Remove the vinyl tie that holds the tone arm on its rest.
4. Connect the power cord plug to an AC outlet.
5. NOTE: You do not need to disconnect your turntable
from your stereo system in order to connect it to a
computer via the USB port. This allows you to monitor
your recordings when using recording software. See
software guide for further information.
Connecting to Computers or Audio Devices with 3.5 mm
Input
The AT-LP2D-USB connects without adapters to devices
equipped with RCA connectors. For maximum flexibility,
we have included two adapter cables to fit other popular
audio inputs.
The first of these adapter cables-dual RCA to stereo 3.5 mm
mini-plug (male)-is designed to fit most popular computer*
audio inputs. It may also be used to connect the turntable's
RCA output to other equipment, including:
• a stereo/boombox* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini input
• powered speakers* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini input
• a mixer* or PA system* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini jack
The second included adapter cable–dual RCA to stereo 3.5 mm
mini-plug (female)–permits connection of the turntable output to
amplified speakers* or similar devices. The 3.5 mm stereo
minijack on the cable adapter accepts stereo mini-plugs.
To use either adapter cable, connect the turntable's red and
white RCA-type plugs to the cable adapter's RCA-type jacks.
* When using either cable adapter, always set the
AT-LP2D-USB turntable's Pre-amp Selector Switch to
the “LINE” position. (Switch is located on the back of
the turntable.)
NOTE: If connection is desired to a mono amplifier/speaker,
make certain to use a stereo-to-mono adapter, available from
your dealer or an electronic parts store. Inserting a mono plug
in the stereo jack will disable one of the stereo channels. Other
adapter cable configurations will be available from dealers and
parts stores for connecting to devices needing different
terminations.
Operation
Automatic Operation
1. Remove the stylus guard from the stylus assembly
(Fig. 4).
2.
Put a record on the turntable. If needed, use the
45 RPM adapter (Fig. 5).
3.
Select the size of record: 12" or 7" (Fig. 6).
4.
Select the speed: 331/3 RPM or 45 RPM (Fig. 7).
5.
Start: Gently push the START button (Fig. 8a). The
turntable will start and the tone arm automatically will
move to the lead-in groove. When the record has
finished playing, the tone arm will automatically return
to the tone arm rest and the turntable will shut off.
6.
Stop: To stop playing the record before it reaches the
end, press the STOP button (Fig. 8b). The tone arm will
lift and return to the tone arm rest, and the turntable
will shut off.
7.
Pause: To pause the record before it has completed
playing, press the tone arm Lift button (Fig. 8c). Press
the Lift button again to continue playing the record.
Figure 4
Stylus assembly
Stylus (“Needle”)
Stylus guard
Figure 5
45 RPM adapter
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Caution: When the tone arm reaches the end of the
record, it will lift and return to the tone arm rest
automatically. When this happens, do not interfere with
the tone arm’s motion, or damage to the mechanism
may occur.
If the tone arm does not return automatically to the tone
arm rest after the record has finished playing, simply press
the STOP button to complete operation.
Figure 6
Figure 7
SPEED
Manual Operation
1. Remove the stylus guard from the stylus assembly
(Fig. 4).
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2.
Put a record on the turntable. If needed, use the 45
RPM adapter (Fig. 5).
3.
Select the size of record: 12" or 7" (Fig. 6).
Figure 8
8a
4.
Select the speed: 33 /3 PRM or 45 RPM (Fig. 7).
5.
Press the Lift button IN to raise the tone arm (Fig. 8c).
3.
Gently move the tone arm so the stylus is over the
point on the record where play is desired to begin.
4.
Press the Lift button again to gently lower the tone
arm and play record.
1
45
(Out) (In)
8b
8c
(Out) (In)
Replacing the Stylus
While holding the head of the tone arm, rotate the front of the
stylus assembly in a forward and down motion to remove it
(Fig. 9). (As you remove the old assembly, note its position and
“feel,” to aid in properly installing the new one.)
Figure 9 Removing the stylus
Install the new stylus assembly as shown in Figures 10a/10b,
being careful not to touch the actual stylus. Make certain that
the projection at the back of the assembly is fully seated in the
cartridge body first (Fig. 10a), and that the assembly “clicks”
up into place, with no gap between its top edge and the front
of the black plastic tone arm head (Fig. 10b). Replace the stylus
after 400 hours of use.
To maintain original performance, insist upon a genuine
Audio-Technica brand replacement stylus. Look for the
Audio-Technica trademark ( ) on the front of the stylus
assembly and on the packaging.
Figure 10 Installing a new stylus
10a
Engage in
body first
10b
No gap here
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Troubleshooting
Figure 11 Checking the drive belt
Turntable does not operate
1. Make certain the turntable’s AC cord is plugged into an 11a
AC outlet, and that the AC outlet is “live.”
2.
Check the drive belt to make certain it is on correctly.
(See Figure 11.)
A) Remove the record mat from the turntable platter
(Fig. 11a). Place the mat in the cardboard packaging
sleeve for safekeeping. Through an opening in the
turntable platter, visually inspect to see if the drive belt
is around the motor pulley (Fig. 11b).
B) If the drive belt is not around the motor pulley: Lift
and remove the turntable. Place a thumb into each of
the left and right openings on the turntable platter; and,
using the fingers to press down on the turntable hous- 11b
ing’s surface, pull the platter straight up (Fig. 11c).
Avoid pressing on the tone arm.
C) With the turntable platter bottom side up, place the
belt along the outside wall of the turntable platter's
drive rim, making certain that the belt is smooth and
flat all the way around (Fig. 11d).
D) Put the turntable back on the center spindle, make
certain it is fully seated, and align one of its openings
over the motor pulley position.
11c
E) Through the opening, carefully hook the turntable
belt with a finger or with the original red ribbon (never
use a sharp object) and pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 11e). Make certain the belt is not twisted
between the pulley and the platter’s drive rim.
F) Put the record mat back on the platter.
G) While holding the tone arm in its rest position,
slowly turn the platter by hand clockwise at least 10
rotations to clear the mechanism’s automatic cycle.
Turntable operates, but no sound at all
1. The stylus guard is still in place.
11d
2.
The tone arm Lift button is pressed in.
3.
Amplifier controls set incorrectly: wrong input selected,
tape monitor on, speakers switched off, etc.
4.
Check the stylus on phono cartridge for correct placement. Refer to the instructions for replacing the stylus
on page 6.
Drive belt
Turntable operates, but no sound, or sound not loud
enough
1. If the turntable is connected to an AUX (high-level)
input: The Pre-amp Selector Switch may be set to the
“PHONO” position (phono-input level).
2.
The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
device may be too low.
3.
The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
cartridge body. (See Fig. 10 on page 6.)
Sound is very distorted
1. Turntable connected to an amplifier’s PHONO input:
If the pre-amp switch is set to the “LINE” position
(AUX high-level output), a phono input will be
overloaded.
11e
Motor pulley
Turntable moves slightly up and down
1. Usually this is a normal condition and not a problem.
If this causes the turntable to be unable to trace the
record, please contact your dealer or our service
department. Make very certain the surface upon
which the turntable is resting is not picking up
vibrations from the floor or walls, or from direct
speaker sound.
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Specifications
Tips For Better Performance
•
When opening or closing the turntable cover, handle it
gently, moving it either at the center or equally from
both sides.
•
Do not touch the stylus tip with your fingers; avoid
bumping the stylus on the turntable mat or a
record’s edge.
•
Clean the stylus tip frequently, using a soft brush with
a back-to-front motion only.
•
If you use a stylus cleaning fluid, use it very
sparingly.
•
Wipe the dust cover and turntable housing gently with
a soft cloth. Use only a small amount of mild detergent
solution to clean the turntable and dust cover.
•
Never apply harsh chemicals or solvents to any part of
the turntable system.
•
Prior to moving the turntable, always unplug it from the
AC outlet and fasten the tone arm on the tone arm rest
with the vinyl twist-tie.
Type
Platter
Motor
Speeds
Belt drive turntable, fully automatic
Aluminum
DC servo-controlled
331/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Wow and flutter
Signal-to-noise ratio
Cartridge
Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3K Hz (JIS)
50 dB
Integral Dual Magnet™ stereo cartridge
with diamond stylus
Output level
Pre-amp “PHONO”
Pre-amp “LINE”
Power
Dimensions
Net weight
Furnished accessories
Replacement stylus
2.5 mV nominal at 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec
200 mV nominal at 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec
120V AC, 60 Hz, 3W
14.17" (360 mm) W x 3.82" (97 mm) H x
14.06" (357 mm) D
6.6 lbs. (3.4 kg)
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) miniplug (male) stereo adapter cable; dual
RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug
(female) stereo adapter cable; USB cable;
45 RPM adapter
ATN3600L
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One-Year Limited Warranty
Audio-Technica brand products purchased in the U.S.A. are warranted for one year from date of purchase by Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. ( A.T.U.S.) to be
free of defects in materials and workmanship. In event of such defect, product will be repaired promptly without charge or, at our option, replaced
with a new product of equal or superior value if delivered to A.T.U.S. or an Authorized Service Center, prepaid, together with the sales slip or other
proof of purchase date. Prior approval from A.T.U.S. is required for return. This warranty excludes defects due to normal wear, abuse, shipping
damage, or failure to use product in accordance with instructions. This warranty is void in the event of unauthorized repair or modification, or removal
or defacing of the product labeling.
For return approval and shipping information, contact the Service Dept., Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224.
Except to the extent precluded by applicable state law, A.T.U.S. will have no liability for any consequential, incidental, or special damages; any
warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose expires when this warranty expires.
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Outside the U.S.A., please contact your local dealer for warranty details.
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Guía de software
Tornamesas AT-LP2D-USB
Guide logiciel
Tourne-disque AT-LP2D-USB
Software Guide
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
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Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
To learn more ....................................................................................................................23
Setting up your PC to work with Audacity....................................................................21
Recording albums with Audacity....................................................................................23
Additional Macintosh audio settings..............................................................................19
Installing Audacity software (for PC)..............................................................................20
A note about software ......................................................................................................2
System requirements ........................................................................................................2
Installing Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator software (for PC use only) ............................3
Setting up your PC (with Windows XP) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable ..........4
Setting up your PC (with Windows Vista) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable ......7
Recording Albums and Burning CDs with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator....................9
Saving Audio Files with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator ..............................................11
To Save Files in Wave Format ....................................................................................11
To Save Files in MP3 Format ......................................................................................12
To Save Files in WMA Format ....................................................................................12
To Save Your Project ..................................................................................................12
Burn an Audio CD with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator ................................................13
Overview of pyro Audio Creator GUI and Controls ......................................................14
Editing Audio in pyro Audio Creator ..............................................................................15
Installing Audacity software (for Mac OSX and above) ..............................................16
Setting up your Mac (OSX and above) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable..........17
Contents
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
Audacity requires:
Mac running OSX or above or
PC running Windows (XP and above)
Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator™ requires:
PC running Windows XP / Vista / Vista x64*
*required to run 64-bit edition of pyro Audio Creator
1 GB free disk space
NOTE: Pyro is not compatible with Mac or Apple-based computers,
or with Windows 98/98SE/Me/95 or NT
CD-R or CD-RW writer for burning CDs & installation
PC or Mac with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher)
System Requirements
Audacity, provided for Mac users (also works with Windows), is free software, distributed
under the GNU General Public License (GPL). More information and open source code is on
the included Audacity CD and on the Audacity web site: http://audacity.sourceforge.net. For
tutorials, visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials.
NOTE: The MP3 encoder supplied with this version of Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator is valid
for 30 days from the point that you load the software. After that, you have the choice of
continuing your MP3 encoder subscription through Cakewalk or using a freeware version
available through various online sources. You will still have full Cakewalk recording capabilities
including the ability to save in the .WAV and .WMA file formats after the initial 30-days; this
trial period only affects the MP3 encoding portion of the software.
Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator is provided as our recommended PC software because of
its ease of use and recording versatility. It allows you to create MP3, WAV, and WMA files,
as well as remove clicks, pops, and crackles from noisy LPs with DeClicker; and clean hiss,
hum, and other annoyances from LPs with DeNoiser.
Your Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB turntable is supplied with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator
and Audacity recording software for your convenience. Please note that other third-party
recording software packages are also compatible with this turntable.
A note about software
AC
USB cable (included)
Cables
Red to Red
White to White
Included adapter cable (RCA
to 3.5 mm stereo male)
Speakers with 3.5 mm
stereo input
(using
adapter cable)
Typical connection for:
Speakers with
RCA inputs
4. Make certain your self-powered speakers are plugged into the line-out RCA plugs
of the AT-LP2D-USB turntable, and that the Phono/Line switch on your turntable is
switched to Line.
RCA
USB
3. Next, use the included USB cable to connect the turntable to your PC's USB port.
2. Plug the AC cord on your turntable into an AC power outlet.
1. Before installing software, assemble the turntable, following directions in the
included AT-LP2D-USB Turntable Owners Manual.
(for PC use only)
Installing Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator software
Included adapter cable (RCA
to 3.5 mm stereo female
7. Re-start your computer.
6. Insert the included Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator CD. An AutoPlay window for the
Audio Creator New Hardware Wizard will appear. Click Install or Run program,
depending upon your preference. Follow the directions on the pop-up windows to
install or run the software.
5. Turn your computer on. The computer may display a detection message for
indicating that a new device is connected.
Either connection to the turntable (speakers or headphones) will allow you to
monitor the album that you're recording. NOTE: the system will operate without
speakers or headphones. Both pyro Audio Creator and Audacity offer a software
play-through/monitor feature that allows you to listen to the album through your
computer while recording.
Cables
Red to Red
White to Black
Using the supplied 3.5 mm-to-RCA female adapter cable, you can plug a pair of
headphones directly into the line output of your turntable. This will allow an
additional means of monitoring while recording, although you will not be able to
adjust the level (volume) of your headphones, because the turntable has a
constant output level.
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EN
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2. Start menu > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices
• Begin at your Start menu. Select Control Panel.
1. Close programs operating on your computer.
(for either pyro Audio Creator or Audacity software packages included with your turntable)
• Select (double-click) Sounds and Audio Devices.
Setting up your PC (with Windows XP) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
3. The following screen will pop up:
4. Select the Voice tab.
• In the Voice playback area of the window, select your computer's internal
sound card (not USB Audio CODEC; not Microsoft Sound Mapper).
• In the Voice recording area of the window, select USB Audio CODEC. Click Apply.
NOTE: If the “USB Audio CODEC” option does not appear, check the USB
cable to ensure it is properly connected to the USB port.
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EN
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5. Next, select the Audio tab.
• In the Sound playback area of the window, select your computer's internal
sound card.
• In the Sound recording area of the window, select USB Audio CODEC.
• Check the following box: Use only default devices.
• Click Apply; then click OK.
(for either pyro Audio Creator or Audacity software packages included with your turntable)
Setting up your PC (with Windows XP) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
2. Select (double-click) Sound.
1. Start menu > Control Panel > Sound.
Begin at your Start menu. Select Control Panel (classic view).
(for either pyro Audio Creator or Audacity software packages included with your turntable)
3. Select the Recording tab. Make sure that the USB Audio CODEC is set as the
default recording device. (You should see a green check mark beside USB Audio
CODEC.)
NOTE: If the “USB Audio CODEC” option does not appear, check the USB cable
to ensure it is properly connected to the USB port.
Setting up your PC (with Windows Vista) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
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6. Close your Control Panel.
5. Click Apply; then click OK.
4. Select the Playback tab. Select your internal sound card speakers (these are
usually the first listed).
(for either pyro Audio Creator or Audacity software packages included with your turntable)
Setting up your PC (with Windows Vista) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
1. Open the Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator application. Two screens will appear
initially: the welcome (help) screen for pyro Audio Creator, and the program
screen. If you wish, you can minimize or close the welcome screen.
2. Next, open the Audio Options dialog by clicking the Options button in the Audio
Creator toolbar, and on the General tab, in the Recording Device field, select the
stereo version. Also in Audio Options, make certain your Playback device is set
to your internal sound card speakers (usually the first listed). Click OK to close
the dialog.
These are basic instructions using Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator. For complete instructions, please see the Help menu on your Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator program.
Recording Albums and Burning CDs with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator
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5. Two wave forms (left and right stereo) should appear on your screen as you
record.
4. Then, click on the Record button in the Audio Editor, play your record, and watch
the record meters.
3. Next, click on the Editor button. To monitor your recording, click on the Input
Monitor button
in the lower left portion of the window.
7. See the next section for how to save your audio file.
6. You are now ready to record. Click the Record button; to start recording, deselect
your Pause button; begin playing your record. Click the Stop button when the
record is finished.
These are basic instructions using Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator. For complete instructions, please see the Help menu on your Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator program.
Recording Albums and Burning CDs with Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator
To Save Files in Wave Format:
1. Use the File-Save As-Wav command to open the Save As dialog.
2. Navigate to where you want to store the new Wave file or files, and if you are
only saving one file, and not using markers to separate your saved files (see next
step), type a name for the new file.
NOTE: when you save a file, it is usually a good idea to save it under a different
name from the original file. This way you preserve your original file.
When you want to save your files, you can choose to save them in several different
formats:
• Wave (.wav file extension)--this is CD format.
• MP3 (.mp3 file extension).
• WMA (.wma file extension)--this is Microsoft's file compression format which is
similar to MP3.
• Project (.pac file extension)--this option does not create new audio files, it just
preserves the state of your editing project so that you can open it later, and
start editing where you left off.
6.Click the Save button. A progress bar appears while your files are saved. Each file
you save gets the .wav file extension.
5. If you want to add this file or files to the Audio CD Track list, enable the Add to
Audio CD Track List checkbox.
NOTE: if you choose to add files to the Audio CD Track list, copies of the files in
the correct format for CD burning are automatically created and added to the list.
You don't have to worry about choosing the correct file format options for CD
burning.
4. Make sure that the Channel Format field is set to Stereo (unless you want a mono
file), the Sample Rate is set to 44100, and the Bit Depth is 16.
3. If you want to use track markers to create separate files during the save process,
enable the Use Markers As Track Indicators checkbox. Each marker marks the
start of a new file and also names the new file. Make sure you have a marker at
the beginning of your project if you want that part of the project to be included in
the save process.
To Save Files in Wave Format
This is the format you use if you want to burn a file or files to a CD. When you save
a file in this format, all the audio clips and/or files in your project are saved as one
wave file. However, if you add markers between different files in the Audio Editor,
you get the option to save separate files starting at each marker.
Audio Creator has two save commands: Save and Save As.
Use the Save As command (actually File-Save As) to save your files when you have
finished editing them. This command allows you to create new files that include all
the changes you have made in the Audio Editor, and at the same time allows you to
convert files to different formats for publishing on the web, burning CDs, etc.
Saving Audio Files with pyro Audio Creator
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6. Select the options you want. Click the Help button to open the help file for this
dialog.
7. Click OK to finish saving your file. If you are saving multiple files, this dialog will
appear one time for each file you are saving. Your files are saved with the .wma
file extension.
To Save Your Project
This command simply preserves all the files and edits you've done in a project, so
that you can open it later to do more editing.
6. Select the options you want. Click the Help button to open the help file for this
dialog.
7. Click OK to finish saving your file. If you are saving multiple files, this dialog will
appear one time for each file you are saving. Your files are saved with the .MP3
file extension.
NOTE: The MP3 encoder supplied with this version of Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator is valid
for 30 days from the point that you load the software. After that, you have the choice of
continuing your MP3 encoder subscription through Cakewalk or using a freeware version
available through various online sources. You will still have full Cakewalk recording capabilities
including the ability to save in the .WAV and .WMA file formats after the initial 30-days; this
trial period only affects the MP3 encoding portion of the software.
3. Type a file name for your project, and click Save. Your Project is saved under the
name that you chose, with a .pac file extension.
2. Navigate to where you want to store your project.
To Save Your Project:
1. Use the File-Save As-Project command to open the Save As dialog.
5. Click the Save button. The Windows Media Format Encode Options dialog appears.
3. If you want to use track markers to create separate files during the save process,
enable the Use Markers As Track Indicators checkbox. Each marker marks the
start of a new file and also names the new file. Make sure you have a marker at
the beginning of your project if you want that part of the project to be included in
the save process.
3. Usually you will leave the Channel Format field set to Stereo (unless you want a
mono file), the Sample Rate set to 44100, and the Bit Depth set to 16.
5. Click the Save button. The MP3 Save Options dialog appears.
2. Navigate to where you want to store the new WMA file, and if you are only saving
one file, and not using track markers to separate your saved files (see next step),
type a name for the new file.
2. Navigate to where you want to store the new MP3 file, and if you are only saving
one file, and not using track markers to separate your saved files (see step 4),
type a name for the new file.
4. Usually you will leave the Channel Format field set to Stereo (unless you want a
mono file), the Sample Rate set to 44100, and the Bit Depth set to 16.
To Save Files in WMA Format:
1. Use the File-Save As-WMA command to open the Save As dialog.
To Save Files in MP3 Format:
1. Use the File-Save As-MP3 command to open the Save As dialog.
4. If you want to use track markers to create separate files during the save process,
enable the Use Markers As Track Indicators checkbox. Each marker marks the
start of a new file and also names the new file. Make sure you have a marker at
the beginning of your project if you want that part of the project to be included in
the save process.
To Save Files in WMA Format
This is Microsoft's file format for compressing files. It is a high-quality format similar
to MP3.
To Save Files in MP3 Format
This is a very popular format for compressing files in order to send them over the
Internet or prepare them to be played on portable players.
Saving Audio Files with pyro Audio Creator
Audio Creator verifies the tracks, performs a layout of the tracks, and writes the
current track list to CD medium in the selected drive. After the disk is completed,
the disk is ejected from the drive.
9. Click Burn CD.
8. Check the disc capacity fields at the bottom of the Burner module or the capacity
graph on the right side of the module to make sure you have not exceeded the
capacity of your blank disc.
7. You can delete tracks by selecting them (use Ctrl+click or Shift+click to select
multiple files), and clicking the Delete Track button.
6. Place the tracks in the desired order by using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.
If the files are not in CD format (16-bit, 44.1 kHz .wav files), copies of the files are
automatically created and converted to this format for burning purposes (you don't
have to do a thing--just continue on!).
5. Click Add Track to locate and import the audio files you wish to burn to CD.
When the Open dialog appears, you can select multiple files by holding down the
Ctrl key while you click files.
4. Select a destination CD-writing drive by using the Target Drive dropdown list.
3. Click the Audio CD Burner tab of the module.
2. Open the Burner module by clicking the Burner button in the Audio Creator Toolbar.
1. Insert a blank CD-R disc in the destination drive.
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A. Module buttons
B. Button to open the Audio Options dialog
C. Help button
D. Minimize to Tray button
A.
B.
C.
D.
The Toolbar is your primary access point for Audio Creator's various modules. Each
module (except the Audio Editor) is dedicated to a single task. You can access a
module simply by clicking its button on the Toolbar, or by dragging files onto a button.
You can also access application help and preferences via the Toolbar. Because Audio
Creator is meant to be left on (open and running)–the Toolbar can be minimized to
the Windows system tray.
Overview of pyro Audio Creator GUI and Controls
When you click a module button, or drag files onto it, the button turns blue, and
stays blue as long as that module is open. You can have more than one module
open at a time.
3. The correct module for that task opens, with the file or files you dragged
already displayed.
2. Release the file on the button.
Starting most tasks is easy:
1. Drag an audio file (.mp3, .wav, .wma, etc.) onto the button that names the task
you want to do.
F.
G. H.
A. Audio Editor toolbar
B. Time Ruler
C. Waveform
D. Scroll button
E. Navigator view
F. Transport controls (rewind, record, pause, stop, play, go to end)
G. Loop On/Off
H. Set Loop to Selection
I. Status bar
J. FX bin
K. Playback/Record meters
L. Now Time display
M. Name of current project
E.
D.
C.
A.
B.
M.
Here's a description of the tools in the Audio Editor module:
I.
J.
K.
L.
The Audio Editor module displays files as waveforms (graphical representations of
audio files), and gives you simple audio editing tools to do common editing tasks
quickly and easily. Most audio editing involves simple cut-copy-paste edits, adding
fade-ins or fade-outs, and adjusting volume. However, the Audio Editor module also
contains numerous professional-level editing tools and commands that are there if
you need them. You can use plug-in audio effects, convert bit depths and sample
rates, normalize, remove DC offset, and more.
Editing Audio in pyro Audio Creator
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
A. New Project
B. Import Audio
C. Save current audio file
D. Time Select tool
E. Clip Select tool
F. Show and Fit Selection
G. Show All (displays your whole project)
H. Scrub tool
I. Fade In tool
J. Fade Out tool
K. Envelope tool
L. Show/Hide Envelopes
M. Normalize tool
N. Split
O. Insert Marker
P. Help
A.
I.
J.
K. L. M. N.
Here's a description of the tools in the Audio Editor toolbar:
O.
P.
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AC
USB cable (included)
Cables
Red to Red
White to White
Included adapter cable (RCA
to 3.5 mm stereo male)
Speakers with 3.5 mm
stereo input
(using
adapter cable)
4. If you have external self-powered speakers, make certain they are plugged into
your computer's audio input or into the line-out RCA plugs of the AT-LP2D-USB
turntable, and that the Phono/Line switch on your turntable is switched to Line.
(Audacity offers a software play-through feature that allows you to listen to the
album through your computer while recording, even if you don't have external
speakers.) If your computer has a headphone output, you can choose to monitor
your recording with headphones.
Typical connection for:
Speakers with
RCA inputs
RCA
USB
3. Next, use the included USB cable to connect the turntable to your Mac’s USB port.
2. Plug the AC cord on your turntable into an AC power outlet.
1. Before installing software, assemble the turntable, following directions in the
included AT-LP2D-USB Turntable Owners Manual.
(instructions for Mac OSX and above)
Installing Audacity software
6. Insert the included Audacity CD in your Mac's CD drive. Open the CD icon on your
desktop. Drag the installation folder for Audacity to your applications folder.
When the files have been copied, eject the CD.
5. Turn your computer on.
2. Select Preferences from the Audacity menu.
1. Open the Audacity program.
(Audacity)
3. Select Audio I/O tab at the top left.
• Under Playback, Device, select Built-in Audio.
• Under Recording, Device, select USB Audio CODEC.
• Under Recording, Channels, select 2 (Stereo).
• Check the box marked Software Playthrough.
Setting up your MAC (OSX and above) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
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4. Next, select Quality tab at the top.
• Default Sample Rate: 44100 Hz.
• Default Sample Format: 16-bit.
• Real-time sample rate converter: Fast Sinc Interpolation.
• High-quality sample rate converter: High-quality Sinc Interpolation.
• Real-time dither: None.
• High-quality dither: Triangle.
• Select OK to save settings and exit Preferences menu.
(Audacity)
6. Select Monitor Input from the drop-down menu. NOTE: You will need to select
this setting every time you launch Audacity. The other settings selected above will
be saved when you exit the program.
5. Next, from the main Audacity window, select the drop-down box (arrow pointing
down) next to the microphone at the right side of your screen.
• If you don't see the drop-down box or the microphone pictured below, return
to Preferences Menu (see step 2, page 17). Select the Interface tab. Check
Enable Meter Toolbar. This will allow you to see the microphone with the
drop-down box on your main screen.
Setting up your MAC (OSX and above) to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
This will allow other programs (in addition to Audacity) to use your Mac's internal
sound card for audio output.
2. In the Audio Midi window under the tab Audio Devices, select the following:
• Under System Settings, Default Input, select USB Audio CODEC.
• Under System Settings, Properties For, select USB Audio CODEC.
• Under Default output, select Built-in Audio, or Built-in Output.
• For System output, select Built-in Audio.
1. Go to Applications > Utilities > then select and open Audio MIDI Setup.
We have set the Audacity playback and record settings. Now it's time to set the
separate Macintosh audio playback and record settings.
Additional Macintosh audio settings
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AC
USB cable (included)
Cables
Red to Red
White to White
Included adapter cable (RCA
to 3.5 mm stereo male)
Speakers with 3.5 mm
stereo input
(using
adapter cable)
4. If you have external self-powered speakers, make certain they are plugged into
your computer's audio input or into the line-out RCA plugs of the AT-LP2D-USB
turntable, and that the Phono/Line switch on your turntable is switched to Line.
(Audacity offers a software play-through feature that allows you to listen to the
album through your computer while recording, even if you don't have external
speakers.) If your computer has a headphone output, you can choose to monitor
your recording with headphones.
Typical connection for:
Speakers with
RCA inputs
RCA
USB
3. Next, use the included USB cable to connect the turntable to your PC's USB port.
2. Plug the AC cord on your turntable into an AC power outlet.
1. Before installing software, assemble the turntable, following directions in the
included AT-LP2D-USB Turntable Owners Manual.
(instructions for PC)
Installing Audacity software
7. Re-start your computer.
6. Insert the included Audacity CD. An Audacity window will appear. Click Audacity
Setup icon to install. Follow the directions on the pop-up windows to install
the software.
5. Turn your computer on.
2. Select Preference from the Edit tab in the Audacity Menu.
1. Launch the Audacity program from your Start menu.
NOTE: See page 4 for important instructions on how to setup your PC to work with
AT-LP2D-USB turntable before continuing.
(See Setting up your PC to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable on page 4.)
Setting up your PC to work with Audacity
3. Select Audio I/O tab at the top left.
• Under Playback, Device, select your internal sound card.
• Under Recording, Device, select USB Audio CODEC.
• Under Recording, Channels, select 2 (Stereo).
• Check the box marked Software Playthrough.
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4. Next, select Quality tab at the top.
• Default Sample Rate: 44100 Hz.
• Default Sample Format: 16-bit.
• Real-time sample rate converter: Fast Sinc Interpolation.
• High-quality sample rate converter: High-quality Sinc Interpolation.
• Real-time dither: None.
• High-quality dither: Triangle.
• Select OK to save settings and exit Preferences menu.
(See Setting up your PC to work with AT-LP2D-USB Turntable on page 4.)
Setting up your PC to work with Audacity
5. Next, from the main Audacity window, select the drop-down box (arrow
pointing down) next to the microphone near the middle of your screen.
• If you don't see the drop-down box or the microphone pictured above, return
to Preferences Menu (see step 2, page 21). Select the Interface tab. Check
Enable Meter Toolbar. This will allow you to see the microphone with the
drop-down box on your main screen.
• Select Monitor Input from the drop-down menu. NOTE: You will need to
select this setting every time you launch Audacity. The other settings selected
above will be saved when you exit the program.
1. Saving a project
• Audacity writes all the changed and recorded audio to a directory called
Projectname_data, which is located right where you saved the project file
itself.
• Thus, select Save project as from your Audacity File tab and choose a
location and filename for your project.
• Please note that when you startup Audacity fresh, only the “Save As...”
menu option is available.
To get started with Audacity, follow the instructions below. For in-depth information
on recording and saving projects, please visit the on-line Audacity manual at
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/index.html and the detailed on-line
tutorials at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials.
Recording Albums with Audacity
to begin recording.
to pause the recording. Press it
For in-depth information on using Audacity, please visit the on-line Audacity manual
at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/index.html and the detailed on-line
tutorials at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials.
To learn more about Audacity
Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator offers many features for filtering and/or editing
recordings, like removing clicks, pops, and crackles, or cleaning hisses, hums, and
other annoyances from your recordings. These features are described in great detail
within the User's Guide found in the Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator Help window (this
is on the Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator LE CD included with the AT-LP2D-USB
turntable). For help, contact Cakewalk at www.cakewalk.com/support.
To learn more about Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator
NOTE: CD's cannot be burned directly from the Audacity application. Other CD
burning applications should be used.
That's it. You can now play around with your recording and explore the editing
capabilities of Audacity. Remember that you can use the Undo function almost
without limits while the project is open.
• Click on the yellow Stop button.
• Click on the blue Pause button
again to continue.
• Lower tone arm on USB turntable onto album and track you want to record.
• Click on the red Record button
2. How to record
• Set your USB turntable up to play the song or album you want to record.
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