copying music from vinyl to pc

  filthyphil 16:03 18 Jan 2007
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I have got a programm for transferring music from vinyl to pc (LP Recorder). my question is what cables do i need to connect the two and do i need any special cards or anything suchlikes?

  dukeboxhero 16:20 18 Jan 2007

all you need is 3.5 mm. male to male stereo lead.
one end to computer line in the other to your stereo head phone socket

  mole44 16:47 18 Jan 2007

if your turntable doesn`t have a built in pre amp you`ll need one in between the turntable and the computer to boost the turntables cartridge output.i used a terratec preamp to do all my vinyl/cassettes/tape to tape.total cost with magix software to chop up the recordes pl`s £60.00 approx but i saves a bundle £1500 by doing it.hope this helps

  Batch 17:12 18 Jan 2007
  Deputy Dog 17:29 18 Jan 2007

PC Advisor (and other places) have advertised a USB turntable for about £100, I have seen and heard one used. It is great and depending upon the number of LPs you want not a bad cost.

  GaT7 17:50 18 Jan 2007

Also, note that it's preferrable to connect the turntable's line out/tape out/output socket to your PC/laptop's soundcard line-in socket, rather than its headphone socket (as dukeboxhero suggests) - better sound quality they say.

One tutorial (click here) actually recommends not to do it at all - "You can't use the headphone socket, because its fully amplified and your sound card can easily be blown."

My turntable doesn't have a line out so I had to use the headphone socket (see Batch's link) - didn't want to shell out on a preamp. If you do this too just make sure not to raise the turntable/player's volume too high. You can always amplify the volume of the recorded sound files later using your program or something like MP3Gain (click here). G

P.S. Anyone please feel free to correct me if wrong as I'm still a bit of a novice with these things!

  megapack 17:53 18 Jan 2007

I recently brought a USB turntable from click here It's a Numark model, and I have been very impressed with it.

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