To transfer vinyl LP records to CD or audio cassettes to CD, you will need to take a couple of steps. First of all, you will need to record the LP/tape as one large .wav file (you have to make sure there is enough free hard drive space as it will be fairly large wave files!).
WHAT YOU NEED:
A tape deck or record player with an "an audio out" (a line-out or headphone slot would do!).
An RCA to headphone cable (to connect your tape deck to your computer's sound card).
Software to extract the music from the tape and save it onto your computer
Software to burn this music to CD!
To start, you will first need to connect your stereo system to your computer with a stereo RCA-to-headphone cable. One end of this cable should be connected to your tape deck's line-out, and the other end should be plugged into the line-in of your sound card