vinyl to digital

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Member Since: Apr 08, 2007

hello all, new here- i have a Tascam US-122 can anyone tell me in very simple terms how to convert my vinyl (from record deck with phonos) to digital (sound files) on my laptop, thanks

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Ultra Magnus
Since: Nov 13, 2004

Apr 08, 2007 09:04 am

If you don't have a dedicated input for a record player on your interface then just use the tape-out from the amp into the rca inputs on your soundcard and record into whatever recording software you have. Normalise the files and cut into tracks 1-10 or whatever, then export them/ bounce them.

That should be pretty simple, if not, then get back. Good luck dude.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Apr 09, 2007 04:36 pm

don't forget to plug the record player's RCA outputs into a proper "phono" input...there's a special eq curve that phono inputs apply to get the signal to 'normal'...if ya just plug into any 'ole 'line in' input, you'll have a real thin sounding transfer.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Apr 09, 2007 05:20 pm

I have a cheap(ish....I think it was about $20) program by Magix that is somewhat designed to such a task. It can take a lot of the nasty sounds out, and give you a nice digital recording. I was actually using it for some down-and-dirty mastering for my DAW stuff for a while. I think it's called "Audio Cleaner" or similar.

Uh, at least one more time . . .
Since: Feb 07, 2007

Apr 09, 2007 10:31 pm

And then there's Nero's version, which
I've used many times, to both transfer tape
and vinyl. Any decent soundcard and an amp
(for the RIAA equalisation for the vinyl), and
you're in business. The Nero software has
some nice editing software for analogue tape and
old vinyl.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 14, 2007 10:09 pm

rjh, welcome to HRC. May I ask how many albums are you going to convert? It might be a good investment into something like Soundforge LE to use it for recording and fixing the audio. I use the full version just for that type of work. It can automatically detect the silence between tracks and make the cut and save work much faster. It does it by starting a new track with each break in the record playback.

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