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Postby patmac on Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:36 pm

Hi,
I'm looking for some direction as to how to record LPs ( that's vinyl for some of the younger viewers ) onto CDs.
The LP collection I have is pretty extensive and cannot simply replace some of them with the CD versions.
If anyone has any suggestions ( correct sites if this isn't the correct one ), on how to get started, or don't even try.... it would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
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Postby burninfool on Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:17 am

Hardware:
Soundcard
Stereo RCA to 3.5mm splitter(Y)
Two male RCA cords
Turntable that is RIAA equalized with line level output....or connect turntable to receiver(recommended).

Software:
www.cdwave.com

Connect cords to splitter->splitter to line in on soundcard->make sure line in is selected in Windows Volume Control.Then record WAV/44.1KHz/16bit,split and burn.
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Postby stix on Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:08 am

There has been some previous discussion of this here.
You might have a look at these links:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... hlight=lps

related topic:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... hlight=lps

Also can try the web:

http://www.google.com/search?q=LPs+to+CDs
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Postby stix on Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:13 am

I bought a solid state stereo phono pre-amp, hooked my Dual 510 belt drive turntable to the pre-amp, and the pre-amp to my sound card. works fine.
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Re: LPs to CDs...

Postby redk9258 on Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:11 pm

patmac wrote:Hi,
I'm looking for some direction as to how to record LPs ( that's vinyl for some of the younger viewers ) onto CDs.
The LP collection I have is pretty extensive and cannot simply replace some of them with the CD versions.
If anyone has any suggestions ( correct sites if this isn't the correct one ), on how to get started, or don't even try.... it would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
patmac


Use a decent sound card. (Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, etc.)
If you are going to do a lot, buy Adobe Audition or Sony Sound Forge.
Audition has a great noise reducer.. it actually works without destroying the sound.
When you capture sound, capture as wave files - 44,100Hz 16Bit, same a s CD standards.

Good Luck!
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Postby patmac on Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:52 pm

Hi,
Thanks everyone for the input and resources.
I quickly checked the links you gave, but is there a guide ( beginners guide if you will ) listed anywhere for me to get an understanding as what is going on or what has to happen when trying this?
Thanks again for your time,
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Postby stix on Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:57 pm

Here's one article, sort of a "guide":

http://www.delback.co.uk/lp-cdr.htm#record

A bit of searching on the web will yield more. for example:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=gu ... gle+Search

Nero has a number of tutorials, while specific to their products, some of the info is very informative in general, for example see:

http://ww2.nero.com/enu/Tutorials_Burni ... io_CD.html
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Postby jase on Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:34 am

If you are serious about sound quality, my advice would be to get hold of a hifi CD recorder instead.

These are available second-hand on ebay cheaply now.

By the time you've bought a sound card good enough to do your vinyl collection justice, you may as well buy a CD recorder. Vinyl sound quality is very good (as you'll know) and most basic sound cards are not up to the task.

The sound output from a record deck is very delicate as well so in the RI-infested PC environment you're likely to end up with noise and distortion everywhere.

Or, if you don't already have a DVD recorder, take the opportunity to buy a LiteOn DVD recorder and use that (it'll record to CDR).

And my advice would be DON'T use noise-cancellation devices.

A good record deck playing a record in good condition should be almost silent. Rumbles, hiss etc should not be present in significant quantities.
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