Recording with the Line-In Jack

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.

This 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 music.

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.

Did your 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.

In-Line Volume Control