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Converting vinyl lp's to cd's with same quality sound. When we use our turntable played through the stereo connected to our iMac and use Audacity, the resulted cd sounds tinny compared to the vinyl record. Thanks so much for any information you can give us!!

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Hi, use acoustica spin it again. You can adjust the input levels and it will convert the records analogue signal to wave format. Cheers styluscity@gmail.com

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How to transfer vinyl to cd-simply-I have manual but very confusing-simple step by step needed-thank you-Al B


The popular recording software known as Audacity is a good choice for getting all sorts of sounds saved in a digital format. The easy-to-use features of this program will help you to create complex musical compositions, or just record incoming audio streams. One of the basic things you can do with Audacity is to record sound from vinyl records. Many people still keep vinyls on hand, though the production of this medium has diminished. Here are the basic steps that will help you to use Audacity to record vinyl.

Steps

  1. Get your phonograph or record player. Assemble your collection of records and make sure that your record player is in good functioning condition.

  2. Use a cable to connect your record player to the computer with Audacity installed on it. In order to record from vinyl, you'll need to make sure you have accurately connected your record player as an incoming audio stream into the microphone jack of your computer.

    • Use hardware adapters to secure your cable connection. Many older record players utilize a 1/4-sized input jack. The modern laptop computer, as well as many desktop models, use a smaller, 1/8-sized input jack. You can buy simple adapters at your local electronics store to fix this problem.

    • Make sure that your cables and adapters support stereo.


  3. Open the Audacity program on your computer. You will see the signature Audacity screen, with controls at the top, and an empty space to accommodate created tracks.

  4. Start playing the record on your record player.

  5. Hit the red circle that represents the "record" button in Audacity.

  6. Observe the sound coming into Audacity. You should see the track being populated with sound, represented by a fluctuating line as the cursor moves along.

  7. Hit "Stop" to stop the recording.

  8. Stop the record player.

  9. Repeat this process with the entire track. Reset the record player, start playing and hit the Audacity "Record" button again, allowing the entire track to populate with the sound of the vinyl record.

  10. Save your project in your desired format. Audacity supports a number of file formats for the finished product. You can select one of these when you have recorded the entire track. Make every song its own track, or simply record the entire side of the record on one track.

Aug 26, 2015 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Can't hear audio while playing or recording from my Numark to Audacity yet I can hear the audio when the transfer to Audacity is complete.


You will have got the audio muted in your windows recording mode. If you right click on your speaker icon it will say recording devices. Click that and you will be able to see all the devices and if they are activated.

Jun 08, 2017 | Numark ttUSB Turntable

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Got record and it is not loud. never had any problems with other vinyl records sound quality. I want the songs to be converted to MP3 but the sound on them is so flat. other records I have converted sound...


Hi, maybe the record is worn and that's why the sound is low. By using third party audio editing software (i.e. cool edit [paid] or audacity [free]) you can improve quality and volume of digital sound.

Aug 11, 2011 | ION Audio Vinyl Recording Turntable

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I've connected my turntable to my stero system. When I try to play a lp the sound is terrible. I've replaced the needle. Did not help. Any ideas?


is the vinyl clean vinyl is supposed to sound weird thats what its all about. if the records not clean it could make it sound ****

May 21, 2011 | Numark ttUSB Turntable

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DOWNLOADING VIINYL LP'S TO MY COMPUTER USING


opening the file from audacity you made from the vinyl? are you making them .wav or .mp3 files. If not I sugguest you do . Much easier!

May 10, 2011 | ION Audio TTUSB 10 Vinyl Recording USB...

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I want to connect a turntable (LP RECORDS) to my G550 in order to edit and transfer music to CD using Audacity. Can I ,for example, use a USB port?


There do exist turntables with a USB port.

Or, if your turntable just has the "post-and-ring" RED and WHITE stereo audio RCA-jacks, then you need an adapter to merge the two audio channels, and to connect to the "microphone-input" socket on your computer.

Then, tell Audacity to listen to that "microphone-input", and record from that source.

Apr 02, 2011 | Lenovo G550-29583AU Notebook

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I purchased a Vibe Sound 3 Speed Turntable w/USB to PC and it does not have sound when I plug it in to the USB. The record is spining and I can hear sound from the needle.


The turntable won't make sound on its own when connected to the USB port. There are probably some drivers on the CD packed with the table that you'll need to install, and then you'll need to select the device in the Windows sound control panel. You'll also need some software to record and edit your vinyl if you want to transfer your records to CD.

I'm not familiar with the brand of turntable you have, just the ION, but it probably came bundled with some application on a CD. The ION table comes with Audacity, as well as some trial versions of audio processing (click and pop filter, hiss remover, etc.). Audacity is free, open-source software you can download here if you want it. It allows you to listen to and record your vinyl audio as wave files, then edit it, split tracks, add effects, and other fun things.

Feb 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want to convert LP to digital using a 1980s audiophile stereo system -- Rega Planar 3 glass turntable, AdCom rack -- to take advantage of the beautiful analog sound. I'm not a techie. How can I do...


Just remember that any time you convert to digital, you will lose some of that beautiful analog sound, especially if you start compressing the result. Some people claim they can hear the difference between the original analog and even an uncompressed digital conversion.

Having said that, all you really need is the line input of your computer's sound card and some software. A good free program is Audacity. You can convert your LPs to digital, do some processing, then pick how you'd like to save the result. Other commercial (i.e., you need to buy it) software is available with lots of bells and whistles, but Audacity will get you basic operation for free.

Connect the line output of your system to the line in jack of your computer. The cable will need a 1/8-inch stereo plug for the computer and probably RCA plugs at the other end. Here's a suitable cable at Radio Shack. Audacity (or whatever you decide on) will take in the audio and convert it initially to an uncompressed WAV format. You can then tinker with cleaning up the sound if you want, adjust equalization, add effects, split an album side into separate tracks.

When you're done, you'll probably want to save the result as some compressed format. There are several, with FLAC or MP3 being commonly used. Rather than go into much detail here, I'll just suggest you use some Google-fu to find out more about them. Then you can make some CDs or load up an iPod, and take your old vinyl favorites on the road.

It's a little time-consuming since you need to play the LPs at regular speed to capture the audio. But if you didn't enjoy listening to them, you wouldn't be wanting to convert them, would you? I do this myself frequently, both with LPs as well as stuff I have on cassette. In fact, if your family has old audio recordings of family members, this is a great way to preserve them and put them in a form that can be easily sent along. All you need is something that can play the original source material.

Have fun! Thanks for using Fixya.

Dec 02, 2010 | Adcom GTP-750 Receiver

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Converter of audio cassettes to CDs


Get a computer with an audio input or soundcard. Like a Mac with garageband and a soundcard. connect both with a male 1/8" to male 1/8" cable. Press play on the tape deck, record on the computer. Once done, edit and trim the beginning and end. Import to itunes. Create a playlist. Burn to cd. Simple.

Aug 28, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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What do I need to hook up the AT-PL120 to an imac


I use Audacity. It's a 100% free sound editing software and works great for vinyl transfers...Linky

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Jun 16, 2008 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

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