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I am wondering if all it takes is some sort of analog to usb connector to unlock the vault of vinyl recordings and tapes I own and transfer them to disc for more ready listening?
I already have nero and other such programs. Is there such a connector or do I need some other sort of device to connect between a turntable or tape and the computer?
 

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Hi Kiwi,

An Analog to USB could be used if you can find the correct software. Another and maybe easier way would be to plug the Output of the LP Player into the input jack of your sound card. If it's a bare player you would need a pre-amp to power the sound card. If you have an amp with LINE (600 Ohm) output you will match the sound card fine. Earphone output is not a good match being 8 ohms, but will produce an output distorted.

There are programs that will divide the songs so that you can browse through the CD or DVD, but you can also do it manually. Recording the entire LP as one track works too, but you can not browse. Just record using any decent audio player as Wave and copy to the CD/DVD.

Any questions just ask.

Good Luck, Jim
 

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[QUOTE]Another and maybe easier way would be to plug the Output of the LP Player into the input jack of your sound card. If it's a bare player you would need a pre-amp to power the sound card. If you have an amp with LINE (600 Ohm) output you will match the sound card fine. [/QUOTE]

You say into the input jack of the sound card, do you mean the input jack for sound on the computer box? The mini jack? I have a phono pre amp. I do not know the ohms though.

There are programs that will divide the songs so that you can browse through the CD or DVD, but you can also do it manually. Recording the entire LP as one track works too, but you can not browse. Just record using any decent audio player as Wave and copy to the CD/DVD.
I have nero and windows media player. Will the nero divide the songs?
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Hi Kiwi,

Yes, you would plug the stereo mini-jack from the preamp into the audio input jack on the back of the computer. That's the one with the arrow pointing to it's center. The Preamp will be the proper impedence for the job.

I used a free download editor. Can't find it right now, but I'm sure I have it archived somewhere. Will let you know when I find it. You do not really have to have an editor. You can record the entire track or stop and record each song manually. Again, entire track has to play, no browsing. Separated you will be able to pick the song you want.

You will be recording the sound coming into the jack using any good audio player that has the record feature. Record in the Wav format and burn them to a cd or dvd.

The SOUND RECORDER comes with Windoze, but will only record 30 seconds by design (Sound famliar?). You can get around that by recoding 30 seconds and then copying that enough times to get the time you need. Then copy your stuff over that file. Good enough for practice until you can locate a good editor.

I don't use Nero, but am pretty sure it will not divide anything for you. It will burn anything you produce to a CD/DVD.

Maybe this will get you started. Any more questions, just ask.

Luck, Jim
 

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Hi again Kiwi,

I can't find the program but, have feelers out. In the meantime search/google for LP to CD. I pulled up scads of program offers and info. You might also try Cassette to CD, same thing. You are looking for a program that offers to separate the songs.

Luck, Jim
 

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Hi Kiwi,

I found it. It was where it was supposed to be! It's CDWAVE173.EXE. Version number is probably different now. It's called CDWAVE AUDIO EDITOR by Mike Looijmans (Kiwi - Looijmans maybe a neighbor of yours?). URL is http://www.cdwave.com. If you can't get it there are lots of other choices.

Hint: Use a CD RW disk for practice as you can erase it and try again without wasting a lot of R's. If you do make a good one you can just copy it to an R.

Luck, Jim
 
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