Turning your records into CD's

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Turning your records into CD's

Post by Graeme » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:05 pm

I was prompted by a member to make a sticky concerning this subject - and this is it.

Rather than write a new one (I don't have the time!) I'm going to kick it off by giving a couple of links to sites where this sort of work has already been covered:

Specific - basic 'how to do it'

http://www.a-reny.com/iexplorer/restauration.html
http://www.hal-pc.org/~clement/Restorin ... rdings.htm

General - useful or just plain interesting background info

http://www.jazzrescue.com/faqs.htm
http://www.tracertek.com/newway.htm
http://www.richardhess.com/tape/tips.htm (tape not records, but good stuff)


There are many others, but I want to try and keep it simple for the moment. If you want to add extra links, please feel free. However, I'm reserving the right to delete links which I think contain more mis-information than useful pointers (and believe me, there are some dreadful ones around).

NOTE: I am not responsible for the content of any of these links. In the main, they seem OK, but if you have any specific questions, then please ask in the appropriate forum and I'm sure someone will know the right answer.

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some stuff I have learned about the vinyl to CD thing

Post by dvautier » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:12 am

here are a few of my links

the first are some hints about conversion stuff I have experienced:

http://dvautier.home.comcast.net/audio/audio.htm

this one is about my early days with LPs:

http://dvautier.home.comcast.net/lp/lp.htm

i also did some first hand things on 78s--for what it's worth:

http://dvautier.home.comcast.net/records/records.htm

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Post by jezmez68 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:13 am

I wrote a blog about this:

http://jezmez68.blogspot.com/

For some reason, I can't get it to go directly to the blog itself.

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Post by R.Totale » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:19 pm

Here's an excellent link (from the author of an excellent program)

http://www.delback.co.uk/lp-cdr.htm

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Post by Graeme » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:35 pm

This is a link to an article specifically directed towards those working with 78's. However, a lot of the discourse is common to other source material and is a worthwhile read. I would question some of the authors costs, but wouldn't argue with him when he says that it does cost a lot of money to do this sort of thing properly.

http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/content/KCL ... sfers.html

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Post by tasha » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:24 pm

This link is for the freeware Audacity's tutorials. In it are many wonderful tips and hints on older media to CD recording. It may take a while to read it, but then again it is very thorough.

http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials

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Post by Graeme » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:40 am

Here's a link comparing TT's (at least some of the more affordable ones) and particularly USB types. I'm no fan of the latter, but at least you will know what you are buying into with this guide, as the published specs are often a little misleading:

http://www.knowzy.com/Computers/Audio/D ... arison.htm

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Post by EversJud » Mon May 24, 2010 10:15 pm

Hi, I'm a newbie. Am custodian of a record collection that a man's widow didn't want so she put it out on the curb. A junk collector I know picked them all up and sold them to me for $5.00. It consists of about 2,000 records (estimated by counting number in one foot lined up edgeways and multiplying by number of feet). This an eclectic collection (everything from beer drinking songs to Don Ho, to Gershwin and Billie Holiday.). Anyway, I plan to catalogue them, play every one of them, and put them all on CDs. (It will be a learning experience.)
First of all, I need a turntable. I saw the Stanton T62B Straight Arm Direct-Drive DJ Turntable with 500.v3 Cartridge Pre-Mounted for $199.00 and wonder if this is okay.
However, if I'm going to spend the next 7 years doing this (multiplied amount of time, by number of albums, averaging 7-10 per week), then figure I might as well have a decent set up.
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. At present, I have a Sony DVD home theatre system with 5 speakers that I hope to use as my amplifier/speakers. But not sure if that is possible, yet.
Thanks,
Judy

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Post by RidinTheWind » Tue May 25, 2010 4:42 pm

On the home system, does the Sony receiver have a phono option? If not, you will also need to purchase a preamp to go with the turntable.

There are members here who can recommend some good websites for purchasing a preamp.
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RE: some stuff I have learned about the vinyl to CD thing

Post by software_person » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:14 pm

As the software vendor, can I post this here? Kick it off if you don't like it Graeme:

http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/VinylStudio

Free trial, easy to use, excellent cleanup tools, modest price, good support, 3000+ happy users (but want more!!), and a labour of (mostly) love. PC and Mac. Lots of info on the website.

Many thanks - Paul Sanders.

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