Program to transfer vinyl LP music to computer?
December 7, 2006 6:55pm CST
I've heard of programs that let you record music from your old vinyl LPs (and 45s) and turn them into MP3s so that you can play them on your computer or iPod, record to CD, etc. If you've used them, what program would you recommend?
• United States
8 Dec 06
The difficulty here is finding a player for your LP's that has a line out jack on it. I know a friend of mine who used to do this and make quite a bit of money for it. Any program that will let you record with a line in would be fine. You could do this with WinAmp (a free download) but if you want to get the highest quality I suggest you go out to a store that specializes in computer software and buy a professional program. This will allow you to filter out any excess noise that you get while listening to the LP. I haven't been involved in this in years, so I don't know what is available out there anymore. Also when you do find and LP player that has a line out, be sure to buy the cables with the gold connections, and make sure the cables are stereo cables not mono cables. It really does make a difference when recording because the gold won't become loose for any reason when it is plugged in.