where is line- in on sony vaio vgn-fz11m?

November 27, 2010 at 18:43:54
Specs: Windows Vista
sound recording from cassete deck using 3.5mm to 3.5 mm plugs, give
a terrible sound on computer/sony vaio vgn-fz11m. Is there no line-in?

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#1
November 28, 2010 at 02:26:39
... unhook the mains adapter when recording as ac/dc cycle interferes

... sometimes usb optical mouse will also ( I have noted)


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#2
November 28, 2010 at 02:50:22
Thank you Mavis for your advice. I've downloaded Audacity, which may help -
also considered trying to obtain a USB microphone which would enable recording
directly into the laptop.

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#3
November 28, 2010 at 03:05:01
... you should be able to plug it into the mic socket to record

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#4
November 28, 2010 at 15:07:50
If there is no line-in you can use an attenuator cable in the mic-in which reduces input level.

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#5
November 29, 2010 at 06:51:16

Hi Mavis007,
Thank you for that. I have also heard that cleaning the microphone input jack may improve sound, and using the cd/tape player on battery also, instead of mains. Maybe the 3.5mm to 3.5 mm lead I bought (only 63p) is not very good, but the Amazon Reviews for it varied. Will keep at it.

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#6
November 29, 2010 at 06:55:23

Hi wizard-fred,
Thanks for advice. Are these "attenuator cables" for microphones
available at Maplin? - thinking of obtaining a STEREO condenser microphone from them (about £15), which should give a good input.


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#7
November 29, 2010 at 17:53:26
On second thought - Very few mic inputs allow stereo input unless specified. A USB audio adapter will usually have stereo line inputs. I have several - one with mic-input has a mono mic left and mono line (aux) right. The other has stereo line inputs. A third as individual left and right mike inputs and a stereo line input They all have stereo outputs. You should ask about the cable. The cable is mono.

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#8
November 30, 2010 at 01:20:50
... I've recorded may times from cassete deck> headphone to mic socket without a hitch just using a simple jack plug (male) cable.

... the nero wave editor is good also the filters on its audio burning software removes unwanted noise.


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#9
November 30, 2010 at 03:20:45
Hi Mavis007,
Thank you. Plenty to think about to make the job worthwhile.

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#10
November 30, 2010 at 03:23:11
Hi wizard-fred,
Thanks for that. You and Mavis007 have given me plenty to work on to
get it right. Nice to have a forum where
people are so helpful so quickly. Amazing stuff.

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