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Transfering L Ps to CDs

by rljenjtx2 / May 2, 2004 5:19 AM PDT

Are there CD-Rs on the market with external inputs for transfering Long Play Albums to CD. Or what kind of a setup will I need. Do I lose quality in this transfer? Thanks! Bob Jackson, rljenjtx2@msn.com

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Re:Transfering L Ps to CDs
by Schokers / May 2, 2004 11:44 AM PDT

Following is the method I have used. First, because it was impractical to have my desktop computer next to my HiFi setup, I bought a Tandy turntable (Aust$99 or about $US70) which has a pre-amp built into it. I used a program called Clean to record the LP onto my hard drive. It also has the facility to "clean" the recorded music to eliminate crackles and other misc. noises to give you an enhanced wav file that can be burnt.
If you have a stand-alone turntable, or can disconnect one from your HiFi setup, there is Clean Plus software which comes with pre-amp hardware included. A pre-amp is required because most turntables by themselves usually haven't got enough volume output for recording.

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Bob,
by FrankQTran / May 2, 2004 3:06 PM PDT

Try search in Google or similar or click here

Regards,

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Re:Transfering L Ps to CDs
by frankzxcv / May 2, 2004 4:02 PM PDT

simply stated, you need to play the LP into an amplifier, then take the "line out" from the amp (probabaly rca's) into the mini plug "line in" jack of your sound card. mess with the input volume, etc., then from there you just record it using wave studio or some other program. (some, like the one mentioned in previous post will do some sweetening for you as well)

once you have a .wav file you can burn it to a CD. you'll have to edit/ mess with the tracks to break them up into individual songs, etc. you'll get sound that is just as good as what you had with the LP - fj

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