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    LP to CD

    Hi:

    I've done a search here, but without result.

    I want to convert my old vinyl recordings to CDs via my laptop. Being new to audio file stuff, can anyone recommend a (preferably free) program that will capture audio from a turntable audio output socket. I have googled (sic) and come across a couple, but recommendations from loungers would I am sure be of benefit.

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    Re: LP to CD

    Hi,

    Have a look at audacity
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    Re: LP to CD

    <!post=This thread, 594,088>This thread<!/post> has some interesting discussion first about USB ports but onward about a piece of technology that apparently also has "Software allows for 78 RPM conversion" - this means that I can FINALLY convert my old 78 RPM records to CD !!! I've been tempted to buy and try it since I also have stacks of 78s but I've had lots of other projects going on. I think I may look further into this equipment after Christmas and all of the incoming bills! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: LP to CD

    Hi,

    I found LP Recorder on the cover disk from a magazine. It does quite well. It has a partner program LP Ripper that splits the .wav file into the individual tracks.

    I have used LP Recorder on my collection of 45rpms and then tweaked the odd one with Audacity.

    I bought LP Ripper and it works well on 'conventional' albums ie where there are definite beginnings and ends to tracks. It doesnt work so well on some of my classical recordings or some of the more experimental '70s stuff from the Beatles, Mike Oldfield etc.

    But it saves a lot of fiddling with 80% of my albums.

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    Re: LP to CD

    There are a number of things you need to consider.

    Firstly, vinyl records had a form of analog audio compression (the RIAA system attenuated the bass end) so you will need to either play your turntable through a stereo amp that has the circuitry that brings the analog signal to normal levels (a
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    Re: LP to CD

    Alas, Skitter. I don't think they do blank bakelite CDs. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: LP to CD

    Tony,
    You can check out the Blaze Audio site HERE where there is a tutorial and some hype to try there audio program ( there is a free trial )

    Also, there was some discussion here in the Lounge about a turntable you purchase and it has all of the required parts in addition to the turntable, to just plug into your sound card and convert to CD or DVD.
    I was tempted to get this myself but got sidetracked at the time and didn't get to it.

    Now I will have to do some searching to find it again. If I do, I'll post back with more info if you are interested.
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    Re: LP to CD

    While I'm looking for that turntable, there are a few posts on the subject in this thread.
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    Re: LP to CD

    Another technology I looked at before getting my phono preamp equipped turntable was a Terratec Phono Preamp . It's a dongle type gadget incorporating the phono preamp that plugs into a turntable and then into the PC. When I was looking, it plugged into the sound card but I see its now a USB port. The beauty of this setup is it comes with the processing software but it was a bit expensive for me.
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    Many thanks to all for your helpful comments. I will post back when I've had a chance to try them out.

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    Tony,
    I finally found the turntable I mentioned in the other posts. It's the ION turntable.

    Check their site for details. ION
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    Re: LP to CD

    Not a software solution, but I have seen this kind of gizzmo in the shops: Crosley CR248 Songwriter CD Recorder. The review of the one I saw (not this one) was not very complimentary though.

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    Re: LP to CD

    Thanks Alan, but http://www.homeaudiosuperstore.com doesn't allow me access. Is it still working for you?

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    Re: LP to CD

    Bob:

    Thanks for searching.

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    I have no problem reaching that site...

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