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Notebook Computer USB Stereo Line In
The Audio To USB
Notebook Solution For Use With Win 7, Win Vista & Win XP.

Get Instant Notebook, Laptop & Netbook flawless stereo copies

Notebook PCs are great for converting your LPs, 45s, 78s and Cassettes to CDs and MP3s. But there's just one problem. Most Notebook PCs don't have a 29-cent Line In Jack. So you just need to add DAK's New PRO Audio To USB adapter to give yourself the Line In Jack on any Notebook, Laptop or Netbook PC. This audio adapter is actually a high quality external sound card, so you'll get 20-20,000hz flawless reproduction for all your copies.

As long as you are running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, there's no software to install or anything special to do at all to use the USB Adapter. Just plug the USB adapter into your PC's USB jack, plug the 2 RCA Plugs from the USB Adapter's cable into DAK's PC Mixer Interface system and go.

Below I've shown you in pictures just what it all looks like so you can see it for yourself. And you can add this Audio USB adapter for just $39 Along to our LPs and Cassettes to CD and MP3 system and you'll be all set to make your flawless digital copies of your records and tapes.



Remember: The Audio To USB Sound Card Adapter
is IN ADDITION TO
DAK's LPs & Cassettes to CD Systems, not instead of them.

It adds a stereo Line Input to your notebook PC.
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Here's the story in pictures.

 
How To Use DAK's USB Adapter With Your Notebook Computer.

Here's the Problem

Most laptop PCs don't have a line in jack. If yours is like mine and most others, you'll have two jacks like these I'm showing you above.

Arrow 1.) This is a Mic Jack. It's mono and the wrong impedance.

Arrow 2.) This is a headphone jack. It's an output, not an input.


But, don't worry. There's an Easy Solution to give yourself a stereo line in jack when you're using a Notebook, Laptop or Notebook PC.

Here's The Solution
This is your new USB PRO audio adapter. Just plug it into your USB jack and you'll instantly have a great stereo Line In jack. That's all it does. It's actually an external sound card. It gives you a Line In Jack so you can use your Notebook or Laptop PC just like a desktop. There's no special software or anything you need to do as long as you are running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Just plug it in and it will become your computer's sound card until you unplug it.

Note: Whenever you unplug DAK's PRO USB Audio Adapter, your PC will instantly and completely return to its normal state as if DAK's sound card had never been plugged in. So it's totally hassle free.

You'll get the same great sound. You'll make Wave Files to burn to CDs or MP3 files to take with you in Your iPod or other MP3 player.


"Received the Audio To USB Notebook Adapter Solution on 10/16. Connected my turntable to the interface mixer and the mixer to this USB adapter. I've been recording by taking the output of my receiver to the MIC in on my laptop.

I thought the recordings were good. After recording with the Line In last night and comparing the two WAV files, what a difference. This new device made all the difference in the world, PLUS I can now hear what I'm recording by using the Headphone jack on the mixer.

With this new device, along with the Turntable, Wave Editor & Click & Pop software, I'm having a ball recording my old LPs & 45s. Will try recording from cassettes next.

You guys put out great equipment & software. Thanks for your quick response on all my orders. I will continue to check DAK.Com for other software & hardware devices in the future. "

B. S. Doylestown, PA           >>> Click for more.


Remember: The Audio To USB Sound Card Adapter
is IN ADDITION TO
DAK's LPs & Cassettes to CD Systems, not instead of them.

It adds a stereo Line Input to your notebook PC.
We can only process orders at our special price
if you are buying or already own a DAK System.
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Once You Have The Adapter,
Here's What You'll Do.
Just Plug It in 1.
Yep. That's it. As long as you are running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, there's nothing to do. Just plug it in and your computer will automatically recognize it because it's plug and play. Here I'm plugging it into one of my USB Ports. And remember, unplug it and your computer goes back to its own sound card instantly. There's nothing you ever have to worry about.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista IMPORTANT Note: You can use any USB jack on your PC. But once your computer recognizes the adapter, always use the same jack to plug it in.


Just Plug It in 2.

Here are the 2 standard Left/Right Channel RCA Plugs (Top) that you'll find at the end of the USB adapter's cable. Just plug them into DAK's PC Mixer Interface's Sound Card Out Jacks (Bottom).



 
Oh, And Here's how You Can Hear Your Sound As You Record Using the DAK Editor.

WHY DON'T I HEAR ANY SOUND???
One more thing. The only disadvantage to using the USB audio adapter is that for most notebook PCs you can't hear the sound while you record. When you click playback you'll hear it no problem (see below), but while you are actually recording, you probably won't hear the sound.

But have not fear. That's not a problem either. DAK has provided 3 ways for you to monitor your recordings sound while you record.

Way 1 to hear the sound.
Your Mixer Interface has a headphone jack that you can use with either a headset or a pair of computer speakers. No problem.

Plus I've INCLUDED a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter so that you can use either a pro 1/4" jacked headset or the 3.5mm stereo jacks that come with all computer speakers to listen while you record. Remember after you record everything will work normally. It's just during record or monitoring that you need to use this sound source.

NOTE NO HEADPHONE SOUND WITHOUT PFL. On the top of the mixer is a PFL switch. It controls whether the headphone jack plays sound from the A side or B side. Be sure to set it to A or B depending on where you have whatever is playing your music plugged in so you can hear what you have plugged in. What's PFL? It's a preview switch that lets you listen to either A or B side so you a disc jockey can cue up the next record while one is playing through the mixer interface. We don't actually need to do that, but we do need to select A or B depending on which side we are playing.

Headphone/Speaker Volume Control. And here's the actual volume control to control anything plugged into the headphone jack of the Interface Mixer. It has no effect on the Mixer's output, just the headphone jack. So remember. 1st set the PFL switch to A or B depending on where your music source is plugged in, then set your volume.

It's just this easy to do. And you'll be recording all your LPs, 45s, 78s and cassettes in no time at all. Just wait till you convert them all to CDs and can take it your music with you wherever you go.


Now you've finished the physical setup. Let's set the editor to record from the USB adapter.

Three Easy Ways To Record Using the USB audio Adapter.
There are actually 3 recorders built into the DAK Wav and MP3 Editor PRO B and advanced version that you can use to record from the USB audio adapter. All 3 work flawlessly. All 3 have timed no-babysitting recording. So, just experiment and see which one you like best.

Check Out Your Special USB Recorders.
Both Recorders Are Included With DAK's System. And
You'll hear the sound While You Record.
1. USB MP3 Recorder. We have the USB MP3 recorder. It's made specifically to use with our USB audio adapter and any USB turntable. It has a special feature DAK developed so that you actually can hear the sound of what you are recording through your laptop's speakers. It does a great job. And it includes a no-babysitting recording timer too. Read about it here.

2. Real Time Timed Recorder. Our Real Time Recorder now has the Playthrough capability so you can hear USB Audio as you record. It does a great job and it has the no-babysitting recording too. Read about it here.


3. HOW To Set The Editor Or USB Recorders To Record From The USB Adapter
It's easy to change your recording inputs to use DAK's PRO USB Audio Adapter or any of the sources available on your PC. On the main interface as shown above, to change the input that you want to use to record from, you Click the Record Source, 'Windows Mixer' Button or the DAK Pre- Record Wizard Button as shown above. Then select the input from which you want to record. In this case we want to record from our USB Audio adapter.


IMPORTANT PLUG IN THE ADAPTER 1ST. With a USB adapter YOU MUST PLUG it in and be sure your computer recognizes it BEFORE you Open any recording program, or it won't be recognized.

OK Here's how to set your Windows Mixer to record from the USB audio adapter, or frankly from any USB device or any input available on your PC. Click the link for the Version of Windows you are using.

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, Click Here.

For Windows XP, Click Here.


Choose Your Recording Source - Win 7 & Vista 1.

When you click the Record Source on DAK's Editor, this is the 1st screen you'll see in Windows 7 & Windows Vista. This is the Playback Interface screen of your PC.

In the past, you had to change the output to your speakers from USB to your normal sound card. But with DAK's new USB PRO audio adapter, this is done for you automatically. So, I just wanted you to see what your Windows Sound Mixer looks like and all we're going to do here is change to the 2nd tab which is marked Recording.


Choose Your Recording Source - Win 7 & Vista 2.

DAK's PRO Audio USB Audio Adapter will automatically set itself up for you as your default recording choice when you plug it in. But I want you to see how to set it yourself so you understand how it's set and so you can set it to stereo recording.

So, do look at steps 1 and 2, but you can move on to step 3 to set the properties.

Arrow 1.) Click On the USB adapter with your Left mouse button so it's highlighted. This is how you choose what device you want to record from.

Arrow 2.) Click the Set Default to lock in the USB audio adapter as your source for recording.

Arrow 3.) Click Properties to access the actual controls of the device you make your default recorder. You'll get different controls for each device you choose and you can change to another input any time you like. Your computer will go back to your prior choice automatically when you unplug the USB audio adapter.


Choose Your Recording Source - Win 7 & Vista 3.

Arrow 1.) This is the 1st screen of the Properties Menu. Nothing to do here but Click on the Advanced Tab.


Choose Your Recording Source - Win 7 & Vista 4
.
OK this is really odd. But Windows Win 7 & Vista seem to see all USB audio adapters as microphones. And if that's not odd enough, the Windows Mixer by default sets the recording to mono.

Don't worry that it says microphone, that's just a name, not an electrical specification. But you do need to change to stereo and we're going to do that right now.

Arrow 1& 1a.) Just open this pull down box and choose 2 channel 16 bit, 44,100HZ. This is the exact CD quality sound recording that you want.

Arrow 2.) You must click the Apply button for this to take effect.

Arrow 3.) Then Click OK to close this dialog box.

Great News.) Once you set this once, you shouldn't have to mess with it again. So just teach Win 7 & Vista one time and record from then on in perfect CD quality stereo.


Choose Your Recording Source/Volume - Win 7/Vista 5.
Once you're in the Sounds and Audio Devices, you can access your PC's input volume/recording level controls. You can keep this interface open and use it to increase or decrease your record volume or set it once and leave it. Depending on your PC's sound card setup, sometimes you can adjust the volume using DAK's Wave Editor or our other recorders using their input volume sliders and sometimes you need to use your PC's Operating System's controls. Now you know how to do both.

Arrow 1.) Click The Levels Tab.

Arrow 2.)
Adjust the volume up or down.

Arrow 3.)
Click the Balance Interface.

Arrow 3a.)
Adjust the Left Right Balance as needed by your source.

Now you know how to adjust the your PCs input/recording volume levels at the source.

This is the end of your Windows 7 and Windows Vista Setup.
Now you can start recording.

Choose Your Recording Source - XP 1.
Windows XP setup is super simple. Frankly it's likely that everything will be chosen automatically for you. But, let's find out.

REMEMBER TO PLUG IN THE USB ADAPTER 1st. Then wait for your computer to recognize it. Finally, Launch DAK's Wav & MP3 Editor/Recorder.

Arrow 1.) This is the 1st screen you'll see when you open the Windows Mixer. Just click on the Audio Tab and you'll be all set.


Choose Your Recording Source - XP 2.

Arrow 1.) This box in the center of the Audio Tab is where you control the Recording Source In the Windows Mixer for your PC. Normally you won't even have to open this box as you'll see the USB Sound Card is automatically selected. Just be sure it's set to USB and not your sound card. If it already says USB, then leave it alone. If not open it and select the USB audio device. If you don't find it, try plugging the USB adapter into another USB jack on your PC.

Arrow 2.) This is the Playback section of the Windows Mixer. In the old days, you had to deselect the USB Adapter. But with DAK's new PRO USB audio adapter, it should have your own sound card's name. If it says USB, change it to the sound card in your PC. If you leave it on USB there will be no sound coming from your computer speakers because they are connected to your built in sound card.

Arrow 3.) Then click Apply if you have made changes. If you have, Apply will be black and not grayed out. If you've made changes, click Apply. If you haven't made changes then you don't need to click Apply.

Arrow 4.) Click OK to close this box.

Using the USB audio adapter is easy once you set it up this way and the results you'll get will be flawless.

Now you can use the Editor or either of the USB recorders to make flawless copies of your records, cassettes or other analog sources. Now you are ready to hit Record and start making music.


Choose Your Recording Source/Volume
- XP 3.
Once you're in the Sounds and Audio Devices, you can access your PC's input volume/recording level controls. You can keep this interface open and use it to increase or decrease your record volume or set it once and leave it. Depending on your PC's sound card setup, sometimes you can adjust the volume using DAK's Wave Editor or our other recorders using their input volume sliders and sometimes you need to use your PC's Operating System's controls. Now you know how to do both.


Arrow 1.) Be sure that the USB Sound Card is selected.

Arrow 2.)
Click the Volume Button to pop up the volume interface.

Arrow 3.)
Adjust the input level/recording level as desired.

Arrow 3a.)
Adjust the Left Right Balance as needed by your source.

Now you know how to adjust the your PCs input/recording volume levels at the source.


Remember: The Audio To USB Sound Card Adapter
is IN ADDITION TO

DAK's LPs & Cassettes to CD Systems, not instead of them.

It adds the Line Input to your notebook computer.
We can only process orders if you are buying or already own a DAK System.

Audio To USB Adapter
Just $39 - Order No. 20869 - ($3.95 P&H)
In Your Cart Now: 0
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