Program to transfer vinyl LP music to computer?

@Idlewild (6092)
United States
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?
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@spcbrass (1190)
• 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.
@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thanks for the info. I heard of a device that has a phono line out jack on one end and a USB plug on the other, but of course can't remember what it was. I'll be sure to get the gold cables too, thanks!
@spcbrass (1190)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I never heard of the USB cable you are talking about, but I would check to see if that might be better. It might provide a cleaner data transfer.
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