I'm trying to transfer my old LP records to my Windows 7 laptop, using a software package that I was given years ago (and which has gathered dust in a drawer ever since!). It's called Magix Audio Cleaning Lab.
I've installed it in XP compatibility mode, and it seems to run OK. But I simply cannot get it to recognise the incoming music track.
I've taken the phono output leads from the turntable into a pre-amplifier. Then, from the pre-amplifier, further phono leads go into an adaptor which converts them into a single stereo 3.5mm mini-jack. I've plugged this into the microphone socket of the laptop.
Audio Cleaning Lab offers to record from one of three input sources:
* Integrated microphone array (IDT High Definition) * Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition) * External Mic (IDT High Definition)
I've tried all three, but none of them seems to allow ACL to recognise the incoming track.
I have Magix ACL latest version - it is grreat. However, I doubt whether a Laptop mic socket would be powerful enough to do what you are trying. Mine is on my desktop PC with a very good Sound Card, which has all the necessary connections - HiFi Unit to separate Audio Mixer to PC Sound Card.
TT, I suspect you may be right about the laptop. Fortunately my old XP desktop computer is still sitting nearby. I have successfully used ACL on that some years ago, so I guess the quickest solution is going to be to fire up the old beast again - provided I can remember how to make all the sound card connections!
rawprawn - if ACL doesn't do the job on the old desktop, then I'll give Audacity a try. In fact, I might experiment with it a bit anyway, to see how it compares with ACL.
Many thanks again to you both for your thoughts and ideas.