|By dvdmike (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 02:34 pm:|
I did this a long time ago, but I've forgotten how. Could someone please refresh my memory? Thank you.
|By tigerdip (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 03:56 pm:|
First you need to have a cable from your recordplayer connected to your computers audio input. Then you need the software (i.e. audiograbber) to record the tracks. In audiograbber you need to choose file->in-line sampling.
Hope this makes sense to you
|By dvdmike (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 06:15 pm:|
I have Windows Media Player, Real Player Plus and Music Match Jukebox Plus, but I keep drawing a blank as to how make any of them work for this function. Serious brain cramp!
|By LeoB (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 06:30 pm:|
Here is a step by step tutorial article and video from TechTV.com.
|By MagyarEd (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 06:39 pm:|
Thanks for the question and answers.
If this works out, my summer could be consumed transferring vinyl to CD.
|By Juicefree20 (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 07:22 pm:|
I would suggest using Syntrilliums' Cool Edit & Waves Plug-Ins. Those programs help you to get the most out of your recordings & its editing capabilities are superb. They're a bit costly, but, well worth the price.
|By Pogo (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 08:29 pm:|
I've been using EZ CD Creator for about 5 years now and it's very easy to use. Have no idea what the price is these days.
DVDMike, Musicmatch does a nice job also. Study the console? and it should explain what to do.
|By douglasm (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 09:28 pm:|
DVDMike and Juicefree20.....
....I use Cool Edit 2000 to liner my radio show (yes, I'm one of THOSE people) and find it a great program. Simple to use, idiot proof (thanks to the undo feature), and an excellent way of transfering audio from an outside source to my hard drive. BUT.....
......Syntrillium was sold to Adobe, and the nice little $60 program now costs $299. What I did was find a radio station that uses Cool Edit (it's common in digital production studios--splicing blocks and razor blades don't seem to exist anymore) and had them burn me a copy. Outside of that, there's a thread in the archives about Cool Edit and possible replacements, including Gold Wave. Might want to look for it.
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 10:14 pm:|
I have Gold Wave, Steinberg Clean, Magix, Soundforge 6, DartPro, Groove Mechanic, Dcart & Cool Edit Pro & Cool Edit. Cool Edit, Soundprobe, Soundforge & Groove Mechanic are excellent. For me, Cool Edit with DX plug ins like Waves, is the best. Dart & Dcart are just too complicated. Gold Wave is so so.
|By douglasm (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 10:42 pm:|
Yes, but Gold Wave is only about $50, where the others run into the $300-$400 level. For me, price was an object.
|By Ju (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 03:24 am:|
Juice, you've got everything!
Soundforge is my favorite for transfering vinyl.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 04:15 am:|
I barely have a finger wave, let alone a wave file!!
Is that something like a nail file??
|By tigerdip (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:22 am:|
Musicmatch jukebox: make sure the "recorder" window is open, if it's not then go to view -> recorder. Then click the "options" button in the recorder window. Choose your recording format (wav, mp3, wma) and then click on the "recording source" menu and choose "line in".
You should then be able to record your lp's. Good luck ;-)
|By Uptight (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:54 am:|
Being a motion picture editor, I use Final Cut Pro for editing and converting each song from a vinyl LP before burning a CD.
I wonder how my method compares to SoundForge or Cool Edit Pro as far as sound quality.
|By dvdmike (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 11:18 am:|
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I did it before, but it was some time ago and I just kind of forgot how I did it. I used my Music Match Jukebox Plus to do it as well. Tigerdip, do I need a receiver as a driver or do I need to go to Radio Shack for another accessory?
|By Juicefree20 (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:31 pm:|
DVDMike, what kind of soundcard do you have? Believe it or not, the Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum is the card that I use. I started out with the Soundblaster Audigy card. Both come with breakout boxes in which you can connect RCA jaks or firewire. They are both priced under $200 & give pretty decent results.
Trust me, though Cool Edit is a bit costly, if you use it with Waves plug ins, you can really enhance your music & even get rid of those clicks & pops. When you consider the cost of purchase CDs of your vinyl, It's already paid for itself. A shareware program called Soundprobe 2 works pretty good as well, it's about $40.
Uptight, Soundforge & Cool Edit are very close. I would go with Cool Edit as I find it a little more flexible & a little easier to manipulate.
|By CORNBREAD (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:44 pm:|
So what is the latest findings from the technical folks about the longterm/archival durability of cds.I thought I heard recently that the passage of time is revealing some breakdown of the cd's playing surface.
What the latest 411 on the subject ?
|By Juicefree20 (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 07:47 pm:|
The last thing that I read about that in Computer World was that CDs when stored properly (as regards temperature & light) should last 40 years.
|By tigerdip (126.96.36.199) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 01:51 pm:|
Since you've done this before you probably have all the accessories you need. As long as your record player is connnected to a receiver/amplifier you just need to connect a cable from the receiver/amplifier to the computer's line-in.
If you plan on transferring a large record collection to cd or hard drive Cool Edit and a good soundcard is well worth the cost.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 02:02 pm:|
Or for those who may prefer Pro Tools, there is a free version here:
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 04:10 pm:|
Hey Carl, I had heard that Pro Tools free was a pretty huge program & had memory issues with certain processors & systems. Is there any truth in that. I'm running an homemade XP Athlon 2.66 Gb, with 1.2 Gb of DDR Ram. With 1 Soundblaster Audigy Platinum & 1 Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum soundcards. I was wondering if there's any problems with a system like mine. Hope yo can help.
|By dvdmike (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 07:07 pm:|
I downloaded Pro Tools Free, but I can't make head or tail out of it. Could someone please explain how to make this program work to save LP tracks?
|By Juicefree20 (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 07:18 pm:|
DvdMike, email me, I'll find a simpler program for you to use.
|By dvdmike (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 08:49 pm:|
Eureka, I've found it! I found a way to save LP tracks to my hard drive without any outside programs or accessories. I went from record out in the tape input on my receiver to the input in the motherboard of my computer. And I even got stereo. Thanks everyone for their suggestions, but I've got it now. Thanks again.
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