Setting up the Korg DS-DAC-10R

Mike Gibson

Junior Member
I have the TT hooked up to the Korg's input RCA ports and the output goes to my preamp. I grounded the TT to the Korg using the ground screw provided. I start Audiogate and no sound through the computer or input shown on the levels in Audiogate. It says No Device when I try and add the name is wont let me. So what am I doing wrong? If you want to discuss this in chat send me a PM with time and date. I work Tues-Wed and am home by 5PM PST. Thanks in advance.

Mike
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Thank you everyone for your help. I re-installed everything and saw where I had bypassed a step. All is well now. Thanks again to everyone for their help. Now I just have to learn how to use the software.
I'd love to hear an update when you get it up and running. The idea of recording records directly to DSD with digital RIAA in one box is VERY appealing to me.
 

billfort

Administrator
Staff member
Not digital RIAA in that box John, but a decent sounding RIAA stage non-the-less. I found my Sonic Frontiers SFP-1 outperformed it by a good amount so I went from it to the line-inputs of the Korg, but then the SFP-1 was part of the analog front-end 'whole' I was hoping to capture using this anyway.

I haven't done many recordings yet, but analog straight from the phone-stage to the Korg and DSD128 sounds pretty damn nice to me - so close to listening to the record that I'd honestly have a hard time telling them apart; it's pretty shocking really. And having your best records sounding just like your favorite analog front-end in the convenient world of your digital system is sure nice!

It's a slow process and a real time sink, but I really want to start converting the best from my record racks to DSD.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Not digital RIAA in that box John, but a decent sounding RIAA stage non-the-less. I found my Sonic Frontiers SFP-1 outperformed it by a good amount so I went from it to the line-inputs of the Korg, but then the SFP-1 was part of the analog front-end 'whole' I was hoping to capture using this anyway.

I haven't done many recordings yet, but analog straight from the phone-stage to the Korg and DSD128 sounds pretty damn nice to me - so close to listening to the record that I'd honestly have a hard time telling them apart; it's pretty shocking really. And having your best records sounding just like your favorite analog front-end in the convenient world of your digital system is sure nice!

It's a slow process and a real time sink, but I really want to start converting the best from my record racks to DSD.
Thank you for the detail. I see now, it does or can do RIAA in the software it runs with on the computer. Were I to do this I'd probably want my phono stage as part of the sound of it that's digitized as well, as I'm just kind of partial to what the tubes and SUT add, but its really interesting that it can do it on the software end. I have an ADC that can do a high res recording, but it won't do DSD. I have been meaning to record albums with it but haven't gone any farther than just making sure it would work...before having to store everything when I moved.

Many many years ago a friend of mine shared some high res digital recordings he did of his fantastic vinyl rig, and I was amazed that all of the 'vinyleness' was there. It really changed my mind about digital, actually, and what was causing the sound of things. And getting in my head the idea that its inherent in the physical playback method, and really not that it's 'analog'.
 
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