SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by Frederick » Mon, 24 Dec 2007 21:23:37

Hi there ...

I am having a bit a bit of a problem recording digital audio with my
Soundblaster Audigy Platinum 2.

I connect the digital co-ax output from either a CD player or DVD player to
the input at on the front panel, and I can hear the audio through the
headphone monitor - so the signal is getting to the soundcard OK. But if I
try to record it, I get either a low frequency "motor boat" sound, or
nothing at all.

Also ... when recording from a digital input like this, what am I supposed
to do select as a sampling frequency ? - Surely the bit rate and sample
sizes are dependent on the incoming signal ?

Has anybody managed to have any success with this - or have I just got a
duff card ?



SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by Durroun » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 05:35:22

Why X-post to groups nobody reads?


SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by Philip Wal » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 08:55:58

Hi Frederick

I dont have a Soundblaster Card, but I think I read somewhere a while
ago, that you need to select 'Record what you hear' in the control
Panel, or something like that. Certainly SB cards are not great.


SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by David Loos » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 18:28:50

I've recorded from a Sky+ to an SB Audigy via an optical SPDIF connection
and it worked fine. There are two "Windows Mixer" control panels. One is the
"Playback" panel which includes "sliders" for each of the enabled sound
sources with a tickbox mute option on each, the other is the "record" panel
which includes sliders for each of the enabled sources and a tick-box to
select the source. One of those sliders is called "What-U-Hear" or somesuch
phrase, but if recording from SPDIF it's better to select the SPDIF input


SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by Laurence P » Tue, 25 Dec 2007 20:24:08

On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 23:55:58 GMT, Philip Walton < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

You can select "What You Hear" if that's what you want to record. You
can select other things as well. See what choices you have. (Note
that this is in the soundcard's control utility, not in Cubase).
There's another possibility - that the card shows in Cubase as two
separate input devices, Soundblaster Analogue and Soundblaster SPDIF.
You'd have to choose the right one when defining an input in Cubase.
You know how to do that?

One of those approaches will work, assuming your card isn't broken.
And it doesn't sound as if it is - the digital signal is getting in
and being turned into analogue for the monitor output, it's just
Cubase that can't "hear" it.

I agree, Soundblasters aren't great. But yours will do this simple
job OK. The trouble is, people who know enough to troubleshoot your
problem aren't likely to be Soundblaster owners :-)

SP/DIF recording on Audigy Platinum 2 ?

Post by Arny Krueg » Wed, 26 Dec 2007 02:33:22

What input are you recording?

44.1 Khz.

Nobody much uses this method to transcribe a CD to a PC any more.

They use proper digital transfer software like CDEX or EAC - both of which
are free downloads.

The only reason I can think of to go the way you're going is if the CD has
some kind of copy protection on it.