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Old 09-23-06, 08:39 AM
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Turntable to computer

hi, i have an old turntable and old albums. I would love to get these albums on cd. is there a way to do this with my present equipment or do I have to purchase new hardware. I think my sound card has just a mic in (not sure if it is a stereo jack, I doubt it is) is there an adapter that goes to my output jacks on turntable to USB in on computer? If anyone has any advice please offer it, thanks in advance for any help.
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From googling, turntables have really low output, so you need to go through your stereo or have a preamp. Not sure about the microphone jack (just google though there are a few links about this).

Check this out though, USB turntable:
http://www.fredflare.com/customer/pr...=1846&cat=307#. Amazon has this too, reviews are mixed.

This is a bit cheaper at Amazon, and one person says they used the microphone in and got good sound: http://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP...&s=electronics. Reviews are all good on this, I think partially because the software makes it fairly simple.

Edit: You can do it without that, here's a link (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,11...1/article.html) and there are others, but for me simple (plus the fact that I don't have to move the stuff I have now around) is a definite plus.

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http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Delta44-main.html

I am running one of these and the results are spectacular. You can fine tune each input level for the type of source you are recording from. The breakout box makes it simple to plug in any source you can imagine. I put all my old dance records and early 90's mix tapes on disc using this. I've tried the old headphone jack into a sound card method and the results were quite disappointing.
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
From googling, turntables have really low output, so you need to go through your stereo or have a preamp. Not sure about the microphone jack (just google though there are a few links about this).

Check this out though, USB turntable:
http://www.fredflare.com/customer/pr...=1846&cat=307#. Amazon has this too, reviews are mixed.

This is a bit cheaper at Amazon, and one person says they used the microphone in and got good sound: http://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP...&s=electronics. Reviews are all good on this, I think partially because the software makes it fairly simple.

Edit: You can do it without that, here's a link (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,11...1/article.html) and there are others, but for me simple (plus the fact that I don't have to move the stuff I have now around) is a definite plus.
The USB-based turntable is very cheezy. No dust cover and the entire thing, is made out of lightweight plastic... there is no weight to it at all.

I have that Audio Technica turntable and it is fantastic! I highly recommend it.
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Originally Posted by sracer
The USB-based turntable is very cheezy. No dust cover and the entire thing, is made out of lightweight plastic... there is no weight to it at all.
I agree that this isn't something that anyone serious about the end result would want to use to preserve vinyl.

I have been working on my record collection off and on over quite a long period of time. I started by runing the turntable through an old receiver that has a turntable input (otherwise you need a preamp) and then recorded into a DAT deck. The DAT went into a computer via digital input for de-clicking and de-popping processing with Sound Forge or DART.

I've since switched to going directly from the receiver into the computer via an M-Audio card that has analog inputs. And then the normal noise reduction processing.

The process of noise reduction and breaking up the tracks is quite laborious. Most of the time I end up just buying the CD or listening to the record.
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
From googling, turntables have really low output, so you need to go through your stereo or have a preamp. Not sure about the microphone jack (just google though there are a few links about this).

Check this out though, USB turntable:
http://www.fredflare.com/customer/pr...=1846&cat=307#. Amazon has this too, reviews are mixed.

This is a bit cheaper at Amazon, and one person says they used the microphone in and got good sound: http://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP...&s=electronics. Reviews are all good on this, I think partially because the software makes it fairly simple.

Edit: You can do it without that, here's a link (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,11...1/article.html) and there are others, but for me simple (plus the fact that I don't have to move the stuff I have now around) is a definite plus.
I did a thread on these in the music section.
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sracer,

How does the Audio Technica connect to the PC? My problem with it is that it doesn't have pitch control and I'd prefer that.
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Originally Posted by metman86
If anyone has any advice please offer it, thanks in advance for any help.
I just posted a detailed answer in the thread (in this sub-forum) on digitizing tapes. Same thing applies to tapes as vinyl, 'cept that you will either need an old-fashioned receiver with a phono input or a ~$45 pre-amp in addition.

I've digitized a number of vinyl recordings in the last year, with good results.
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Ran into this article...

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...lso_on_reuters
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This one has pitch control.............
http://www.amazon.com/Ion-iTTUSB-Tur...&s=electronics

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