8.   Configuring the M Audio Delta 66

With it's much better functionality, the M Audio Delta 66 contains more features to configure then the sound blaster.  Chances are your Delta maybe configured differently to mine.  To make sure we've covered all the basics, we'll start from the point, that you have just installed the card for the first time, computer has just been switched on with the desktop ready for use.

To start setting up the Delta for recording vinyl, we have to indicate to the driver what input we have our phono-preamp plugged into.  As indicated in the connection diagram above, we have the leads plugged into "input 1 2", so we need to make the appropriate changes.

To open the M Audio driver setting, double click on the "M Audio" logo, shown to the right.  First go through the tabs at the top
(0) and select "monitor mixer".   Scroll across the bar, (1) and make sure all the sliders are set to minimum.  Then we need to pull the two required mixer channels up to maximum.  First the "H/W in 1/2" (2), and then "master volume" (3).   Make sure that both left and right channels are set equally, or to the same volume. (4) (5)

Next, select the "patchbay / Router" tab (6) and then select "monitor mixer". (7)  This will allow you to monitor the sound you are recording, and then listen to material on playback for processing purposes, with minimal switching between the M Audio mixer and Sound Forge..

If you are getting music through your output monitor device, such as your hi-fi or monitor speakers, you are now ready to start recording your records with Sound Forge. 

If you are experiencing problems, these may be cause by any of the issues discussed on this page., such as connections or switching your audio card driver to the right mixer channel.

LP2CD  -  Copying your vinyl to CD
using Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge 6.0.

1.   General Overview. 
2.   Choosing the right soundcard. 
3.   Choosing the right turntable. 
4.   Purchasing a Phono preamp. 
5.   Positioning of equipment. 
6.   Connecting your computer and hi-fi together for duplication. 
7.   Configuring the record and playback controls on Sound-Blaster Value. 
8.   Configuring the record and playback controls on the M Audio Delta 66. 
9.   Recording the sound signal to hard-drive. 
10.   Opening and Configuring Sound Forge for Recording and Playback. 
11.   Starting a recording session. 
12.   Increasing the volume of softer recordings. 
13.  Tidying the beginning and end portions of a sound file. 
14.   Preparing raw vinyl track for CD. 
15.   De-clicking and de-crackling dusty recordings. 
16.   Enhancing the finished track.   

Version 1.2 by Mark Boerebach  -  Updated Tuesday 26th August 2003