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Recording samples from CDs

Post by harbinger » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:55 pm

Just wondering what the best way to get samples from CD tracks would be.

Would you get better quality samples from:

1) Putting the CD in your disc drive on the computer, and ripping a file.

or

2) Putting the CD in your CD player, and connecting this to your audio interface to record via the DAW.

I'm guessing option 1, but just wanted to check. Presumably it depends on various factors and settings, like sample bitrate? What factors come into play, and what settings would give the best quality sample to use within a production?

I'm just getting into production, so any advice on this or other sampling methods would be well appreciated.
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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by fragments » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Id say ripping will give you better quality 99.9% of the time.
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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by JTMMusicuk » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:06 pm

ripping, only problem is that you would then need to record it on your comp or bypass the read-only aspect; make sure the file isn't getting compressed when you come to that

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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by nameless133 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:49 pm

Rip with Exact Audio Copy (or it's euqivalent depending on your OS) to WAV files and do whatever you want. :D
Sampling thru CD-player and soundcard will add an unecesserry D/A->A/D step to process.

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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by harbinger » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Cheers for the replies.

Could I just use iTunes to rip the tracks then, as long as I rip them to WAV? Or would that still not give as good a quality rip as a specialist product like Exact Audio Copy? I'm using OSX btw.
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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by fragments » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:52 pm

I honestly can't imagine needing to use something besides iTunes...
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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by _Agu_ » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:08 pm

fragments wrote:I honestly can't imagine needing to use something besides iTunes...
Me neither..

Rip tracks from the cd, they go to your iTunes, drag them to daw from there, slice into pieces and bounce to audio.

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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by Turnipish_Thoughts » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:09 pm

I have just realised that I've never ripped sounds from other tunes in any of my music.
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Re: Recording samples from CDs

Post by nameless133 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:44 pm

Actually (in Windows) EAC do the most precise rips (if configured right), that's why I recommended that software.

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