Recording with the Line-In
The CC Witness is an incredibly
capable device. In addition to being able to record from
the internal AM/FM radio, and an external or built in
microphone, it can also record from any audio source
plugged into the line-in jack! Just use an 1/8 inch
patch cord to plug it into the line-out or headphone
jack from a CD player, cassette player, computer, etc.,
and record onto your CC Witness.
capability is great for recording internet radio, as
well as recording AM radio programming directly from a
radio with stronger reception. Or hook the CC Witness up
to your record player and record your vinyl collection
onto it. Then you can easily hook your CC Witness into
you computer and have complete control of storing,
sharing, and duplicating your collection.
Below are some quick tips to help
you get started recording your favorite
To record extended streams of music,
like vinyl records, FM or internet radio, but separate
each song into individual tracks, all you'll need to do
is set your CC Witness to automatically create a new
track for each song.
To do this, go to the main menu by
pressing the "MENU" button. Then select "Settings", and
go to "Record Settings". Next, go all the way to the
bottom of that folder and select "Create Tracks". Then
adjust how much silence will be required to trigger the
creation of a new track. You can choose between three,
four and five seconds of silence before the CC Witness
will create a new track.
line-in recording end up distorted sounding? When
recording audio from the line-out jack of a device, you
may need to use an in-line attenuator to prevent the
signal from overdriving the CC Witness, causing
distortion. There are plenty of nice audio signal
attenuators available, but a simple in-line
headphones volume control will do the trick.
You could also record from the headphone jack instead,
but sometimes there may not be one available.