Posted: Nov 12, 2003 2:59 am
didn't feel like reading all the replies, but as far as burning CDs from vinyl, all you need is the following (everyone on the planet can be assumed to have a soundcard, and if you are reading this board and use vinyl, you obviously have a pre-amp, so it doesn't matter):
- an adaptor from radio shack that has RCA plugs (red and white) on one end and a walkman sized headphone plug on the other.
- a decent sound recording program (Sound Forge or any decent freeware/shareware program will do).
Plug the walkman plug into the "line-in" slot on your soundcard and the RCA plugs into any "OUT" port available on your pre-amp (usually there is one where you plug your tape deck into). voila. its as simple as that. next, you just record the vinyl with a decent sound recording program (recording a side at a time and then breaking the tracks up individually is the best way to go about this) and burn the files on a CD accordingly when they're all broken up... There are even sound programs around (even freeware ones) made with the expressed purpose of doing vinyl and tape transfers to a computer and that claim to get rid of pops and skips, but I haven't fucked around with those yet.