Vinyl to Cd

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vinny Petronio, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Vinny Petronio

    Vinny Petronio Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 24, 2001
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    I just received some pristine albums and want to record them to CD on my computer what do I need to do to accomplish this another words what do I need as far as hard ware cables etc. to hook up my system. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

    Jun 16, 1999
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    You could try to get analog line-level output from your pre-amp or your receiver tape deck monitor outputs to your sound card. (Many turntables use RCA jacks for output -- but do NOT output a signal of the same kind as a tape deck or CD player.) Depending on the jacks available on your sound card, this connection method involves either a pair of RCA cables, or a cable that combines two RCA plugs into a 1/8" stereo minijack.

    Alternately, if you have a component in your stereo system that does analog -> optical digital conversion (e.g., receiver, MiniDisc deck), and your sound card has a component-style optical digital input, you could run an optical cord.
  3. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

    Mar 16, 1999
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    You'll need a turntable preamp which amplifies the signal to line level and reverses the RIAA equalization curve encoded onto LPs. You can probably still get them at Radio Shack, or check a good independant home audio retailer.

    Get a good audio recording program that allows you to equalize, fade in/out, normalize and peak limit your tracks. A plus is the ability to insert track ID's for (1) live recordings, and/or (2) pinpoint division of lengthy tracks. I have prefer Steinberg's Get It On CD (makers of professional audio programs like Cubase). The latest version supports high speed drives, I beleive. If not the driver update is available from their home page.

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