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  1. i've been recording shows for a couple years now (my rig is SP-CMC-2 mics > SP-SPSB-6 battery box (w/ bass rolloff) > Sharp MD-DR7) and up until now i've been using an iMic for transfers. recently i got a new soundcard (m-audio audiophile 2496) and a MD deck from a friend (Sony MDS-JB920) so i'm eagerly looking forward to finally being able to do digital transfers. however i'm finding myself very confused as to exactly what kind of cable i need to use to connect the two. i know i need to use the optical out on the deck, into i guess the S/PDIF digital in? or can i use the coaxial out into the S/PDIF digital in? i'm feeling really stupid because i guess i don't understand the difference.
  2. i recently won an auction for a PC-1 deck off of ebay.. i was just curious if anyone out there had any tips/pointers/etc about it that might be useful. i will primarily be using it to do digital transfers of live MDs i record with my Sharp DR-7 (i also recently got an audiophile 2496 card for the setup). any info would be appreciated!
  3. cool, i uploaded an mp3 there. i have heard good things about hi-MD, but i'm not sure if i'm ready to part with my Sharp yet... and i would like to be able to transfer some of my older MD recordings, i had a hard drive crash on me and i lost several transfers, so i figure if i'm going to re-do them it'd be great to be able to do it digitally. again, too many choices! hmm. thanks for the input though!
  4. i have basically the same question... i have a decent stealth recording rig (SP-CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-6 > Sharp MD-DR7) and i've been doing more live recording than i originally thought i would be. up until now i've gotten by fine transferring things with an iMic, but i think i'd like to make a little investment and try to go for digital transfers. i've been keeping an eye on MD decks on ebay and most of the ones with digital outs appear to be going for about $90, give or take. (seems to be mostly sony JE510s on there though) my husband says our soundcard has digital ins and outs, i think it's a soundblaster audigy (it has to be at least a couple years old though) but i'm guessing that doesn't work so well for transfers as i've never seen one mentioned in a show's transfer info. i don't really want to spend more than about $200 on the deck/soundcard together, preferably less. but pretty much all i'd be using it for would be to transfer live recordings, so all i really want is the digital transfer capabilities. what would you suggest? or if that proves too expensive, i've also been staring at Neuros HD recorders... but there seems to be little to no information on how well those work in live recording / transferring situations. ah, decisions...
  5. ok, i'm a complete MD newbie, but i do know a little bit about them via trading live show recordings for about a year and a half and having a few taper friends. i've done some research and ordered a sharp dr7 today, along with some sound professionals mics (SP-CMC-2 / AT831s) and a battery box. i'm just curious if anyone here has any pointers on working the sharp dr7, or even newbie MD recording pointers in general. i'd appreciate it i probably won't get to test these out til august when i'll be taping some tori amos shows, so i've got some time to try to play with it.
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