Author Topic: Steepletone music player  (Read 3330 times)

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Steepletone music player
« on: August 29, 2009, 11:20:29 PM »
Does anyone have experience of this machine, advertised in today's Times, which purports to record from vinyl, tape or radio direct to CD? What's the quality/fidelity of the end product like?
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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 10:56:59 AM »
Ian

Had a snout around but was unable to find a description that told me all I need to know. A bit like life, really. Anyway - there were claims that it can record direct from vinyl to CD...this would be good as the alternative is to use a USB equiped turntable (from Maplins, etc) to transfer the output from vinyl to your PC and specifically some free editing software called Audacity. This would then give you the opportunity to divide the tracks and remove clicks and wotnot. Then export to CD. Quite a fiddly process.

So if it can do it direct, then great, you might as well go for it....the fidelity won't be great as the cartridge on the turntable will be cheap and nasty - but your vinyl will be on CD.

If you can provide a link to the specific model, I'll have another look because I can't help myself.
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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 07:14:54 PM »
Nothing new in this - I've got a CD recorder hooked up to my hi-fi which will record from vinyl.   Quality's just as good as what you're recording from so there'll be as many cracks and pops as on the original.    I've had this for about 8 years (and perhaps one or two more).   The USB recorders just dumb down the process for the MP3 generation.
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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 09:01:25 PM »
I use a Technics turntable through a fairly decent Trio amp into Roxio Media Creator at 24bit 96K resolution. Roxio has noise removal tools which work pretty well. I generally then master the results in Protools. End results are very good and at commercial CD levels but it's a fiddly process. Recently converted the first Ducks Deluxe album but I suspect I could have got a CD for a fiver.

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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 09:25:06 PM »
Nothing new in this - I've got a CD recorder hooked up to my hi-fi which will record from vinyl.   Quality's just as good as what you're recording from so there'll be as many cracks and pops as on the original.    I've had this for about 8 years (and perhaps one or two more).   The USB recorders just dumb down the process for the MP3 generation.

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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 05:50:30 AM »
i have something with the brand name "teac". a stereo record player that records to cd instead of tape.it has a fader which is nice.the quality is great.the turntables a little fast but that's not a deal breaker.i'm very happy with it. i'm not familiar with the steeple chase version which may have some extra features.hope that helps-peace-davey

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Re: Steepletone music player
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 06:07:41 PM »
It was more for a heap of old live tapes that seem to have further deteriorated every time I look at them and say "I must do something with these".