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Tip: Digitise music direct from vinyl

Got a pile of LPs that just won't play on your iPod? Read on…

A more complete version of this article appears in the February 07 issue of PC Advisor, onsale now in all good newsagents.

Recording from a standard turntable is easy. You'll need an RCA cable with red and white line-out connectors at one end and a mini stereo jack at the other end. This plugs into the line/mic port on your PC's sound card or to an external USB audio device attached to your PC. The RCA connectors then plug in to the pre-amp for your home stereo system, or directly to the turntable.

The same principle applies when connecting to a cassette deck. For the best results, choose the internal sound card option as it's designed to process audio.

If you need any guidance, look to Roxio's LP and Tape Assistant which contains a very helpful visual Recording Setup Guide.

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