inputting music from turntable

  fergi 18:21 11 Jun 05

I have a tiny laptop, I would like to transfer my vinyl records onto the hard drive so I can put them on cd. What connectivity would I require.
I have 4usb2 inputs, firewire, & two sockets, one black, one pink, but not sure what these do.
Any help would be appreciated.

  Diemmess 18:29 11 Jun 05

In theory it is simple!
Connect output from the turntable to the line input on the sound card.... using the soundcard's software record as a .wav file.

Snags.... The output from a modern turntable is insufficient unless fed through a pre-amplifier.
You may have to use your old amplifier and cut the volume to a minimum to avoid gross distortion.

You may not have any suitable software... I use Audacity which is a freebie download, this has a reasonable amount of editing facilities ideal for cutting out the cracks and pops of scratched vinyl.

  ashdav 19:24 11 Jun 05
  ashdav 19:29 11 Jun 05

If you can get hold of a stand alone hifi amp you can use the tape out sockets to feed into the line in socket on your computer. This is normally blue on PC's. Don't know about laptops.

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