transfering LP records on to cd's via the PC

  scrum half 18:59 25 Sep 2009

is this possible without using specialist equipment. if not, can anyone suggest the neccesary gear.
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  PalaeoBill 19:19 25 Sep 2009

You need some recording software on an PC with a sound card in it. The freeware Audacity works very well.
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Typically turntables connect to a pre-amp and then from the pre-amp to the amplifier via phono outputs. Use a twin phono to stereo audio jack cable and take the output from the pre-amp to the line-in jack on your PC's sound card. That it, key up the LP, press record on the Auadacity software and let the LP play.

If your turntable is built into a hifi system unit, then just use the headphone jack on the hifi and take that to the line-in-jack on your PC's sound card. You may have to play with the volume levels in the software if you use this route.

  scrum half 20:28 25 Sep 2009

thanks paleobill, have downloaded audacity and will give it a try
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  DieSse 21:41 25 Sep 2009

You can also get at not excessive cost, a turntable that connects to a USB port. This may be a good solution if you don't have the right kind of connection from your turntable/amp, or if you have a laptop without a line-in connector.

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and elsewhere - google for usb turntable.

  scrum half 13:04 26 Sep 2009

Thanks DieSse, for your suggestion, that sounds like the system for me.
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