LP to CD

I have some out of print, extended mixes, ect on vinyl that I can’t find on CD. Is there a way to covent my records to CD. Maybe a patch cord from a turntable or receiver to a computer(just guessing).

I only have ten records left and I would like to get rid of my turntable plus I can’t listen to this stuff away from home.

I have done this myself. Connect the turntable to a receiver (or pre-amplifier) and then connect the Line Out of the receiver to the Line In of the sound card on your computer. I used a shareware program called LoopRecorder to do the recording. I recorded one side at a time and then LoopRecorder let me mark the beginning and end of each track and save it to a .wav file. Then I selected the files in my CD-Burning program to create my CDs. You’ll have to pay the EUR 19.95 because the evaluation version won’t let you save a track longer than five minutes.

See http://www.looprecorder.de/

I agree with everything that Rufus said.

Just wanted to add that Shareware Music Machine has dozens of audio recording programs, including loop recorder. Some of them are specifically designed for making .wav or .mp3 files from LPs. Some of them also have noise reduction functions. You might even find a free one.

Once you’ve gotten your songs recorded as .wav or .mp3 files, you’ll need CD burning software to make the CD. It’s built-in if you have Windows XP. If not, you could browse Shareware Music Machine for one of those also. Nero is a cheap, full-featured burning program. Very popular, but not necessarily the easiest to use.

I am in the process of doing the same kind of vinyl-to-CD transfer, as well. One of the things I have found helpful is a “pop-fix” program, to help clean up the much-abused vinyl from a few of my collection. The software looks for the waveshape of a “pop”, cuts it out, and splices in content from the surrounding soundtrack so that the edit isn’t obvious. Threshholds are variable, if you feel the software is editing out more than it should.

My preferred software is Goldwave, which I paid for because it had so many capabilities - recording, editing, volume adjustment, fade in and out, pop and hiss filters, and a bunch of stuff I haven’t even used yet. It is available for testing as shareware, but the recording time is limited unless you pay for it. You can save the files as WAV, MP3 or several other formats.

Thanks for the info. I’ll give it a try.:slight_smile: