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TKO
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Hey Wizard,

Reading some of your previous posts, it seems to me you know a lot of computers etc.
I was wondering if you could give me any tips in how to digitalize my vinyl records.
I still have some rare soundtracks and I would like to convert them to CD.
The only problem is, I don’t know how.
So if you or anyone else could help me with this one, that would be nice.

Cheers [Wink]

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i PM"D Wizard about the same thing yesterday, TKO. i don't think he checked it yet. but ya, i am seeking the same info from him.
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Hopefully, he can tell you how to do it at home. If not, I work for a recording studio and we do that stuff all the time. Especially with really old 78s and stuff. It's kinda $$ though. Let me know if I can help.
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If you buy a CD recorder (for a Stereo, not for a computer) you can just record straight onto that really easily (just like recording from a record onto a cassette), but they can be quite expensive. [Frown]
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Devolution here,

In the realm of useless info, here we go again.
Just as logan said, you need a CD recorder for a stereo, which I happen to have. They can be pricy, but you need to manually record each song from the record, stop manually so you get each track, and then start again. So a 60 minute record takes 60 min or more. That was what I did with my Karate Kid soundtrack anyway.

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Ronnie
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ahh i see [Smile]
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Thanks for all the info people.
Since it seems to be so expensive I think I'll just tape them on cassette.(for now)

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Hey,

it really isnt that difficult depending on the condition of the record. Buying the standalone CD recorder is a good option but as has been said they arent all that cheap.

If you have a PC with a CD Writer, this is your second option, but it depends on what kind of setup you have, the better the sound card the better the quality of CD you can produce,

I have the Creative Audigy 2, one of the best cards available, plus it generally has software to clean up the tracks eg remove any clicks which you inherently get from LP's and makes then a whole lot cleaner to listen to. but ofcourse any sound card would do but it may compromise the quality.

programs to do this are every where, if you dont have any software already, to record to your pc, you could try MUSICMATCH Jukebox, free utility that records to WAV or mp3, id suggest keeping them as WAV files. there are a number of utilitys for cleaning the files, and then Nero or whatever you use to burn the cd.

To connect them up if you are not sure, any output from you amplifier even the headphone socket, which plugs into the line in (3.5" stereo jack) on your sound card. and thats you.

Baz

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A good friend of mine spend several hundred on a decent turntable setup last year as he has a very large vinyl collection, personally I only have a few.
He wired it up so the output goes to the audio input of a Macintosh he has in his living room, I captured the audio on there, transferred it to one of the PCs in the house and burnt it off as wav to CD, then when I got home I used CoolEdit to 'splice' the wavs into the individual tracks, remove some of the clicks/pops, normalize it (make it maximum volume without distortion) etc. and then burn to normal audio CD.

This is an example of the quality I got from the Tuff Turf sountrack vinyl, of which I didn't actually have to do any pop/click removal:

Lene_Lovich-Breakin_The_Rules.mp3 - 3.45mb, this is an extremely rare track, it only exists on the Tuff Turf soundtrack


As thebazman said, it can be done very easily using the soundcard on your PC, capture+cleaning software, and a CD burner+software. Just remember to use good, thick cabling between the player and the PC to help reduce RF inteference.

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