You are able to use the Live Input feature to route the output of an external device into the OtsAV audio pipeline, i.e. turntable, external CD player, Mini Disc player, news feed, etc. This feature is great for routing secondary sources through OtsAV, and for recording the likes of your records or cassettes. For recording instructions click here. You can now store your vinyl on your hard drive in a nice dynamically processed format.
Note: Most turntables require a preamplifier to boost their signal output to Line level. You may need to look at using a preamplifier or routing the signal via your home entertainment system.
Plug your external device into the Line Input socket on your OtsAV main ON-AIR output soundcard.
Go to the Options -> Live Input -> Show Live Input control box... menu.
Check that the Air option is selected.
Click on the Spawn Mixer Record Properties... button and select the Line Input device.
Adjust the Line Input slider to approximately 3/4 (Depending on your system, and the device being used, you may need to come back and adjust this level later). Close this window.
In the Headroom and Dynamics Range section select either the 6dB headroom or No headroom option.
Leave the Method option as option A.
Select the On option at the top of the Live Input dialog box.
Turn your external device on. You should hear your external device through your main soundcard. You will now need to adjust the Live Input level sliders to obtain the strongest signal, but with No clipping.
For instructions on configuring OtsAV to record your external device (records or cassettes) click here.
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