Vinyl LP how do I record into computer

  johnpalmer 15:45 07 Dec 2006

I have an old vinyl record, which I would like to transfer to a CD.

I have a reasonably old, but working SONY midi tower music thingy, with record player, CD player (not record), and cassette etc.

My PC is a Dell Dimension 9150 (new May 06)with CD re-write.

What wiring would I need to connect and record, and which sockets could I use.

Apart from microphone & headphone sockets on the front of the SONY, there is a CD/AUX (twin co-axial plugs) connection.

Is it possible please

  Totally-braindead 15:59 07 Dec 2006

Just do a search on the Forums for LP or Vinyl and you'll find all necessary info there.

  Batch 16:39 07 Dec 2006

You'll need to connect the line-out or tape-out of the Sony to the line-in of your PC and use software like Audacity or dbPowerAMP (both downloadable for free).

  rawprawn 17:12 07 Dec 2006
  johnpalmer 10:21 08 Dec 2006

I have Roxio Creator LE software installed on the PC, it's just the cabling type I'm not sure of.

There are no audio output sockets on the SONY.

The Record deck and the CD player plug into INPUT sockets in the amp.

Would it be possible to plug the record deck direct into the PC, and download that way.

  rawprawn 11:01 08 Dec 2006

I used the headphone socket on my tuner/player and the mic socket on my computer. No problems.

  Bill Baker 11:03 08 Dec 2006

No, it needs to go through some sort of amplifier. You could use the headphone socket (if the Sony has one) to the line-in on your PC.

  johnpalmer 11:23 08 Dec 2006


I do have a headphone socket on the Sony.

I'll try that

  taffyal 16:48 14 Apr 2007

For files

  Wak 19:58 14 Apr 2007
  muddypaws 20:01 14 Apr 2007

There was an item on this morning in the Home Office programme at 7am. An ADS Tech. record vinyl and tapes to mp3. Think the price was about £34.
They are still demonstrating it on line now if you can navigate to it.

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