Transfering LPs and Tapes to PC

  WillM 17:15 04 Dec 2005

Hello All,

My Dad has a fantastic collection of music that I know he would dearly love to have transferred onto his PC.

My question is, what is the best hardware and(or) software to use and how do we go about it?

Unfortunately we no longer have a turntable in the family and wondered whether there are any specialist items of hardware that I could purchse?

Kind regards.

  reclaimjack 17:32 04 Dec 2005

turntable with out amp just plug it in your line in

  Monoux 18:12 04 Dec 2005
  WillM 18:15 04 Dec 2005

Is the line-in plug, where the microphone would normally go?

Will Windows media player then pick this up as an input device?

  Monoux 18:22 04 Dec 2005

No but it should be very near it

  amonra 19:05 04 Dec 2005

If you are going straight from the turntable , it wont work. The output from the stylus needs an equalisation network and the level will be too low. A beautifull little preamp is available fro Maplins (SP-24A) for about £15 ?? I've copied most of my vinyls to CD using it.

  amonra 19:07 04 Dec 2005

OOPS sorry, just re-read your post, no turntable. Try EBay, plenty going REALLY cheap.

  iscanut 20:53 04 Dec 2005

For software, I use Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 2005. Burns LPs, cassettes, mp3s to CD or DVD. No preamp hardware required

  Sirpad 00:26 05 Dec 2005

Also, check this out....

'Transferring LPs to CDR: Some Advice' click here

  curlylad 20:33 08 Dec 2005

WillM - Check out my suggestion on this similar thread . click here

  Wak 14:03 09 Dec 2005

Hi WillM, Here's another suggestion which could help click here

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