I saw this and thought it was pretty cool. And you can get more than one use out of it...
Thing is, I'm not sure how good it works. I don't know anyone who has one. But if it can perform as advertised (burn a CD from vinyl, cassette, the radio), then I HAVE to have one. I have lots of questions about this (how do you burn both sides of an LP; does the CD burning process have a pause, or do you burn in sessions?), but I'm thinking of getting one of these. I can use it to play my LPs at home and burn them to a CD for the car or work. Does this thing seem legit?
The important part of this question by Ferdi is "how to do it with the least cost". So why do many people talk about buying the new CD's and buying the songs from an online stores? That's not the least cost!
If Ferdi does not have the two 1/8" to phono plug cables for the stereo to PC connection, that should be the only cost needed.
The only thing Ferdi needs is the software to run. Audacity is free, or there's Goldwave, which I have found to work great for all the digitizing tasks ever needed. Goldwave is shareware but you can try out all of the functions while evaluating.
If you have some songs on tape that you made from vinyl in the past, digitize from the vinyl because it will sound better. Even if there are pops/clicks or worn-out record sounds, you remove them in your digitized version of any song. The result will actually be better than the original vinyl.
Sometimes the Pop/Click Filter won't seem to remove a deep pop/click sound. In Goldwave, you can magnify that portion of the song with the pop/click in it and cut out just that pop/click part and your song will sound a lot better with any disruption in timing or rythm. (You must select only the pop/click part and delete it). Goldwave allows for such precise minute selections.
I have been able to enjoy "restored" music from vinyl like I have never heard it before. Digital technology is fantastic for cleaning old music.
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