Escapist Tech Support: General Tech Advice and Questions

Mister Mumbler

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So, to anyone here who listens to vinyl records, what are some good recommendations for turntables? I'm looking for something at a good price with maybe some options for further upgrades, but most importantly needs a lid. My current player gets the job done, but the cheap needles and lack of top (combined with a dog and a ceiling fan that is almost always on) mean I have tons of hair buildup while playing my music.
 
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Figured we might as well have an umbrella thread here.

So, to anyone here who listens to vinyl records, what are some good recommendations for turntables? I'm looking for something at a good price with maybe some options for further upgrades, but most importantly needs a lid. My current player gets the job done, but the cheap needles and lack of top (combined with a dog and a ceiling fan that is almost always on) mean I have tons of hair buildup while playing my music.
Get an mp3 player. You can fit 100 000 records in the space of one.
 
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Get an mp3 player. You can fit 100 000 records in the space of one.
MP3 Players are really expensive nowadays. Inflation and all that :LOL:
 

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MP3 Players are really expensive nowadays. Inflation and all that :LOL:
If you're looking for the hardcore audiophile ones, sure. Shanling makes some really nice MP3 players of all ranges. I have the M1 myself, and when I need to use it, it does the job just fine. And they only get better from the M1, which is fairly entry level for their product range. Give em a look if you're ever in the market, I find they do a much better job than FiiO in the OS department
 
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If you're looking for the hardcore audiophile ones, sure. Shanling makes some really nice MP3 players of all ranges. I have the M1 myself, and when I need to use it, it does the job just fine. And they only get better from the M1, which is fairly entry level for their product range. Give em a look if you're ever in the market, I find they do a much better job than FiiO in the OS department
I had a Cowon player awhile back (before smart phones) that played Xvid AVIs without needing to convert them, which was amazing at that time. Also, Cowon players have BBE DSP effects that really improve the sound. I now use their software player (jetAudio) on my PCs and phone.
 

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I have 8TB HDD, and a 1TB M.2 SSD. The only problem is that I am starting to run out of storage. I may have to upgrade to a 4TB M.2 SSD. Unless PS5 allows 12-16 TB HDD. They only allow 8TB...
 

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Anyone know of a program that lets me add 2 audio files/streams together and allow me to cross-fade between them with a slider of some sort?
To elaborate a little... for D&D, I wanna be able to have a more calm version of a song playing normally. Once things amp up, I wanna be able to smoothly transition to the more exciting version without having to start the song over. That way I can make the calm one fade out, and have the other version fade in at the same time.
Any ideas?
 

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Anyone know of a program that lets me add 2 audio files/streams together and allow me to cross-fade between them with a slider of some sort?
To elaborate a little... for D&D, I wanna be able to have a more calm version of a song playing normally. Once things amp up, I wanna be able to smoothly transition to the more exciting version without having to start the song over. That way I can make the calm one fade out, and have the other version fade in at the same time.
Any ideas?
Maybe Voicemeeter, it says you can do 2 sources playing on the PC. At worst, you can make a sound file where one song is the left channel and the other is the right channel and move the balance from left to right to crossfade between the 2.