I'm getting a turntable, essentially only to scratch. I am going to use TC vinyl and decided on the Numark TTX. It comes in two flavors USB and without USB. What is the point of having the USB? Can't I just use the line level out to output to my computer? I think I can save some money by getting the non-USB version, and I can't figure out via the internet why it would be better other than "easier vinyl to digital conversion" but I don't even get why it would be easier, why wouldn't the line level be the same?
I am very newb at this, i resisted ever getting turntables, but now I really want to play with scratching my own sounds. Please advise. Thanks!
You have to get a phono preamp...you can't just send the turntable signal straight into you interface and you can't use mic preamps. EDIT: so you are going to use time coded vinyl to control sounds inside your computer with Serato or something? I think you'll need to buy the Serato box too...honestly not sure what you need then...
but if you were scratching vinyl records on a regular turntable you need a phono pre amp. Also, if you want to scratch you need a direct drive turntable, not belt drive : )
Looks like not then : ) Sorry, didn't know they were making turntables like that now . I'd download the manual, but it would seem there might be a pre amp inside the TT. Dunno dude. I haven't looked into TT technology for a while lol
A usb TT will just send the output directly to a computer without having to use an input on your audiocard or mixer. However, you need the sound thru a mixer if you want to scratch (unless your going for no-fader baby scratches!!)
A proper 'Traktor', 'Serato' or similar interface is recommended as the connections aren't that straightforward especially if you want the option to play normal records too.
the TTXUSB's built-in USB connector simplifies connection to a computer for fast, professional grade vinyl-to-digital transfer. As an added benefit, vinyl-to-digital conversion takes just a few mouse clicks thanks to the bundled EZ Vinyl Converter software; a new program available exclusively to Numark that quickly converts vinyl tracks directly to iTunes.