Well, this got out of hand a little. So, as I previously mentioned, this show uses only records from my own shelves which I’ve cleaned and then played, linking my amp directly to my computer. This took a while, but the main issue is that I didn’t really take note of how long it was going to end up being. It was a bit of marathon and runs for just short of 5 hours. The longest show yet I should think.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to put an episode of the radio show together, although part of the reason is because I wanted to use my actual records rather than mp3 rips from the internet. I’ve found a way to do this I think, in fact I’ll find out later today as I’m waiting for the small piece of equipment to arrive so I can try it out. Using my actual records will mean it will take even longer to put a show together, however, I think I’ll be happier with it.
So this is the thing I’m waiting for:
High-quality usb audio interface connects your turntable, cassette
Transfer and restore your valuable vinyl records and tapes to your computer via a simple usb connection
Massive software bundle includes audacity vinyl restoration, noise-reduction, editing and recording software, comprehensive podcasting software and over 150 virtual instruments and effect plug-ins
Revolutionary energyxt2.5 compact music production software included with feature-rich audio/midi sequencer that loads almost instantaneously on all computer platforms
Phono input switchable to line input source
This allows the phono outputs on the back of the amplifier to be connected directly to a mac book, or at least I think it does. I did do some research and I think it will be ok. This will allow me, hopefully, to use the records I have, pops and crackles and all, and will allow for some extra bits an pieces as well which will make things more interesting I think. We’ll find out soon enough when I get to grips with everything.
And here we go with the first of 33 1/3 radio shows going live for one week. At the end of the week it will be replaced by show 2 but there will be both Apple and Spotify playlists of all the tracks included, available when the show is replaced.
It’s the first show I’ve done for quite some time, and it’s recorded live, so I was a bit rusty but I think it went ok. Let me know if you manage to find the time to have a listen.
I have everything set up on the Mac and just received these:
Which were well reviewed and fairly cheap (I am only one of those things) and I have quickly tested, they work. So I have already selected the songs for the first show and now just need to do some bits and pieces and then record it. Both of my regular listeners will be ever so pleased.
It will not be streamed live this time, my plan is to upload the show and have it live for a week, then it will be taken down and replaced with the next show. For the first show every track is on a shelf in my vinyl collection.
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