Vinyl record to computer

  dugit 14:19 30 Nov 2008

Vinyl record to computer
I have a rather old stereo Philips RF836 record player (33/45/78) with old type connectors for the left and right speakers which works ok for me . Would it be possible to use this set up to make connections to my computer to save my vinyl records to go on to CD?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 30 Nov 2008

does it have a headphone socket?

  dugit 14:48 30 Nov 2008

No headphone socket. It has 5 pin socket for tape recorder.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:12 30 Nov 2008

click here is what you need to connet to your mic mic / line in on the sound card of your PC.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:18 30 Nov 2008
  dugit 15:37 30 Nov 2008

You mean the 5 pin din plug which is for tape recorder and jack plug for the computer.
The din plug on record player has:
p1n 1 left hand channel output for recording
pin 4 right hand channel output for recording
pin 2 screening
pin 3 left hand channel intput for recording
pin 5 right hand channel intput for recording
is that what you expected?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:10 30 Nov 2008


pins 1 and 4 should connect to the jack plug to plug into your sound card.

  dugit 17:03 30 Nov 2008

Many thanks
Do you know whether I will need to use Audacity?

  shellship 18:38 30 Nov 2008

There will be others more knowledgeable than me but I think you will need to use Audacity. I do and, with a bit of patience it's vg at cleaning up the worst of the inevitable scratches and clicks. It is also v useful when you forget to stop playing/recording when the needle reaches the centre and goes waddling on forever as you continue to record!

  dugit 18:52 30 Nov 2008

Is the free download of Audacity ok to use what version do you use ?, I really don't know anything about it except the little I have read
Thanks for reply

  hiwatt 19:40 30 Nov 2008

Yes the free audacity is a great program.Once you've got your turntable connected to the computer you just press record on audacity and it records and saves it to your hardrive.You can then use audacity to convert the files to wav to burn to cd.

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