a friend of mine[who i met on holiday] has a load of owd punk records he loves on vinyl valves,the crisis etc. But he will not play them in case they get scratched etc. Is there a way or someone who specialises in copying vinyl to CD,S.
Also bazza you helped me out regarding a certain track[fugazi was the band nice new outfit] would you be interested in checking out some old peel sessions i have on tape and trying to put a group to the tune/song titles. so i can get old of the records.
i will post them out to you but it will take a couple of weeks [just got back from tunisia about an hour ago.off to france on sat and work at six this morning].
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2005 22:18:23 GMT -5 by hardleft
You can get a program for your pc which lets you copy vinyl & tapes onto cd. You can also clean the sound up.
I have an audio CD recorder which is set up on my hi-fi. All you need to do is start the album and press record. I can also put tapes onto disc as well. I've heard that audio CD recorders are better quality than CD burners for the pc, but you can only record other CDs & vinyl in real time. I think you can get some now that will record at X2 but that is only for copying discs you still have to record vinyl in real time.
A computer - PC or compatible running Windows 95/98/NT/20002.
A sound card - Any 16-bit 44.1MHz soundcard will do so long as it has a 'Line In' jack.
Sound software - There are a number of sound recording and editing programs that work well.
Functional turntable - Preferably one with a new needle. Dull needles can damage records.
Stereo amplifier - Connecting the turntable directly to the PC is a bad idea.
Cable to connect the amplifier to the PC - You may need an RCA to 3.5mm Phono adapter for this. Most electronics stores carry this.
What To Do
Connect the stereo amplifier to your computer - Plug the RCA jacks into an output of the amplifier (either the Auxilliary Output, Tape/MD Output, or any other RCA output that works for you). Connect the Phono plug into the Line In of the soundcard.
Verify the connection - Boot up the computer and run a sound editing program. The idea is to get some response from the stereo, so put on a record and let it play. See if you can hear the record from your computer speakers, or can record it using the program (many programs have a feature called 'Monitor' which will give you a readout on what's coming into your soundcard at the moment).
Set the volume - This is one of the trickiest and most frustrating steps. The idea is to set the volume high enough that the recording is crisp, hiss-free, and of adequate volume on the CD. However, if the volume is too loud, the sound will 'peak' and become distorted. This can't actually be heard unless the sound is recorded and played back. (Or, if the monitor is functioning, peaking will be displayed there, but not heard.) In order to set the volume to a decent level, open the Windows volume controls (double click the speaker in the system tray) and go to Options/Properties. Select Recording and push OK. Now you can control the volume for recording. Mute all other recording tracks (CD, Microphone, etc.) and then use the slider to set the Line-In volume.
Recording - Make a new sound in your sound editor program. You will need a sound that is approximately 25 minutes long. The sound should have a quality of 44100 Hz and be stereo. Now, start recording the sound on your PC, and put the record needle to the beginning of the record. Let the record play through to the end, then stop the recording on the PC. You now have half the vinyl recorded to the computer.
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aLSO REGARDING THE VIDS IF YOU SEND THEM TO YOUR SELF VIA EMAIL YOU CAN SAVE THEM. THEN, IF YOU DOWNLOAD WINAVI YOU CAN CONVERT THEM INTO DIFFERENT FORMATS SO YOU CAN BURN THEM ONTO DVD CDR OR COPY THEM TO VIDEO .
aLSO REGARDING COPYING VINYL TO CD, I HAVE A COPY OF CALKWALK WHICH IS A RECORDING STUDIO PROGRAMME THIS WILL RECORD ANYTHING, I USE IT TO RECORD MY BAND AND THE QUALITY IS FANTASTIC, WITH THIS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONNECT YOUR STEREO IN THE MIC INPUT OF YOUR COMPUTOR AND AWAY YOU GO. VERY EASY.