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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 15 2008 - 12:39 AM

I’d like some suggestion as to the best (or at least some very good) software for transferring my LP collection to CDs. I did a search on this forum, but I was either incompetent or the topic has not been discussed. Thanks
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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted June 16 2008 - 02:29 AM

When I did this, which has been several years, I used CDSpinDoctor, which comes with Toast. The problem is, in the change from v1.5 to 2 they really dumbed it down by a lot of forced automation. I remember I seriously did not like v2, and kept 1.5 on my computer. Funny thing is, I had to keep Toast 5 on the computer as well, or SpinDoctor 1.5 wouldn't work with full features. I also use an iMic to capture, for better quality. BTW, I forgot that the current Toast (or at least 8) lets you pretty easily adjust volume, which is one of the features that was less convenient on the newer SpinDoctor.

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted June 17 2008 - 12:34 AM

I've also used CD SpinDoctor for years to transfer my LP, cassette and MD recordings to the Mac.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 17 2008 - 04:42 AM

Thanks John and Michael
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted June 17 2008 - 04:52 AM

I've captured the analog audio from a turntable via my receiver (phono preamp) using a stereo RCA-to-miniplug input to my sound card, and using the open-source (and free) Audacity software. Worked well after setting proper levels, etc. Then I exported the audio to aiff files (after setting markers to break it into individual tracks). From there I imported to iTunes and created/burned a CD and also could convert to mp3 as desired. I just had to do a little reading in the Audacity help files to figure some settings out. Once you have the raw audio you can do things a number of different ways from there.