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Recording from Vinal

  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 252

I'm wanting to hook a turntable to my computer and copy my record collection.
What software would you suggest?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    

You need a audio card that has rca inputs.
I did this with some cassette tapes.
I used Audacity.

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

Go to Radio Shack or some electronics store and get a couple of cables that
are 1/8" stereo male on one end (to go into your sound card) and left and right
RCA male on the other end. If you are running your turntable through your home
stereo, plug one end (RCA) of the cable into "Tape Out" left and right and the
1/8" end into your "Aux In" on your soundcard. Then use Audacity to record a
stereo file for each song and export it as wav or mp3 (wav quality is better but
mp3 is 1/10th the size). If you're going to burn them onto CD's to save, wav
would be the one. If you're just saving them to your computer hard drive, mp3
takes up a lot less space.
You can use the other cable to go from your computer headphone out or the output
from your soundcard to your Aux in on your home stereo for listening to music on
your computer on your home stereo.

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 06    

My preference is FLAC. There is no loss of information, and you still get about
50% compression.

The only danger is that you discover some FLAC files 15 years from now, and you
can't find a codec.

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 06    

A while back there was a article on how someone used a ordinary flatbed
scanner to scan LPs and 45s, and then used a program to store them in
digital format. I seem to remember that the program was written in LINUX
- the link below might help. I do not know whether it has been developed
any further and suspect that it is not for the inexperienced LINUX user,
but is definitely worth a read.


Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 06    

Try Audacity............................

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