My son & daughter are semi-pro singers.Almost all of their backing tracks are on minidisc.I have leads to go from amp to pc & can play these tracks through it. Is it possible to record these on to pc and then burn them onto cd's,so they have a back up if the minidiscs get lost or damaged.Is their a software programme for this? Running XP Home,3.06 mhz pentium 4,512mb ram, Nero 5. many thanks
My grandson does this. He connected the minidisc to the microphone hole on the back of the PC and played the disc and recorded it via the creative sound card recorder- saved as a WAV file then burned it onto a CD- no hassle. If you have onboard sound and not a sound card it probably wouldn't work.
I've used the following method in the past using Magix recording software. First of all you require a suitable cable to connect the line out of the Minidisc deck to the line-in socket of your sound card (it shouldn't make any difference if you have onboard sound provided the necessary sockets are provided.) The line-in socket of the sound card(coloured blue) - is always the mini-stereo type, which you could also have on the Minidisc deck back panel, or maybe two separate phono connectors (left & right.) Once you have made the connections the Minidisc is set to playback, having firstly set the PC to the Record mode. Check the that the record level is suitable for making acceptable recordings before recording for real. Of course, if both the Minidisc and PC are equipped with SPDIF sockets then things become a little simpler with the more cumbersome analogue cable being dispensed with in favour of the neater digital cable, and you should also have higher quality recordings. But I haven't tried this method myself.