• Converting records to mp3

    From Matt Munson@BORING to All on Saturday, April 15, 2006 23:46:00
    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?
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  • From Sam Alexander@SIDEBAND to Matt Munson on Sunday, April 16, 2006 14:05:00
    Re: Converting records to mp3
    By: Matt Munson to All on Sun Apr 16 2006 12:46 am

    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?
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    I'd suggest using Audacity. You can connect your record player to the line
    in on your computer and start recording... then once the audio is in you
    can 'view' it as waves and crop out the songs based on the empty gaps
    between songs.

    It's a great program and OSS, plus works on Linux, Mac, and OSX :) I plan
    on using it for an upcoming podcast I hope to kick off.

    Take care --

    Sam


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  • From Radagast@EELF to Matt Munson on Monday, April 17, 2006 10:42:00
    Re: Converting records to mp3
    By: Matt Munson to All on Sat Apr 15 2006 11:46 pm

    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    Yes. I do this using the line out of my stereo system to my PC's line in. Then, I use PGMusic's Powertracks Pro Audio. It's a "recording studio"
    for a PC. Then I can export the audio to wave files, and crunch them to
    mp3s.

    I'm sure there is a lot of comparable software to do the same thing. But,
    if you're curious about Powertracks, go here...

    http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

    It really is an amazing package for $49.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@REALITY to Matt Munson on Monday, April 17, 2006 10:22:00

    "Matt Munson" <matt.munson@VERT/BORING> wrote


    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    The more time goes by, the less I'm worried about it. I've been cruising alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1970s and .1980s and downloading copies of music I have on vinyl. Over the past year and a half, I'd guess I have close to half of my music, all somewhat legal thanks to fair use provisions. Sure,
    copyright law says that I have the right to make copies for personal use,
    not someone else's copies... :(

    --pF

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  • From Phantomrage@PRS to Matt Munson on Thursday, April 20, 2006 16:20:00
    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    Best to get some sort of pre amp. Phono levels are two low to work with. You would have to turn the input gain on your sound card up to high and you would get alot of noise.

    I use Wavlab and and lots of misc pugins to clean up the sound on the
    reocrds. There are other ways of going about this. And lots of software. But the preamp is your best link from your record player to the PC.

    I am going to convert about 700 lps to mp3 here in the next three months. Also going to convert my cd collection to mp3 about 900 cds.. Run a shoutcast server, and have them online for download. "er, for private use only"

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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Sam Alexander on Friday, April 21, 2006 01:43:00
    Sam Alexander wrote:
    I'd suggest using Audacity. You can connect your record player to the line in on your computer and start recording... then once the audio is in you
    can 'view' it as waves and crop out the songs based on the empty gaps between songs.

    It's a great program and OSS, plus works on Linux, Mac, and OSX :) I plan on using it for an upcoming podcast I hope to kick off.

    IIRC, it also has sample rate conversions, if you need to convert older records that were meant for one speed, but your player only has the newer speeds... I have a friend that does a bit of conversions of LP's on his mac with audacity...

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  • From Richardw to Phantomrage on Friday, April 21, 2006 07:27:27
    Re: Re: Converting records to
    By: Phantomrage to Matt Munson on Thu Apr 20 2006 04:20 pm

    Best to get some sort of pre amp. Phono levels are two low to work with. Y would have to turn the input gain on your sound card up to high and you woul get alot of noise.

    My existing Dolby Digital/DTS receiver doesn't have a Phono input. So, I
    took my old receiver, with a failing channel in the power amp, and used it
    as a pre-amp for the turntable. I just ran the tape outs from my old
    receiver to the aux input on my new receiver, and it works like a charm.


    Of course, for recording to my PC, I use the tape outs from the new
    receiver. Works like a charm.
  • From Phantomrage@PRS to Richardw on Friday, April 21, 2006 12:38:00
    My existing Dolby Digital/DTS receiver doesn't have a Phono input. So, I took my old receiver, with a failing channel in the power amp, and used it as a pre-amp for the turntable. I just ran the tape outs from my old receiver to the aux input on my new receiver, and it works like a charm.


    Of course, for recording to my PC, I use the tape outs from the new receiver. Works like a charm.


    Thats cool. I like it. Any thing works as long as it is a preamp of some kind. I have done some really funny things to get a good recording. ;) -=>***************************************************************<=-
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  • From W8ZZU@SCANNER to Matt Munson on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 22:15:00
    Re: Converting records to mp3
    By: Matt Munson to All on Sun Apr 16 2006 12:46 am

    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    www.winamp.com

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  • From W8ZZU@SCANNER to Matt Munson on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 22:16:00
    Re: Converting records to mp3
    By: Matt Munson to All on Sun Apr 16 2006 12:46 am

    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    Re-Download the mp3. 8-|~

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  • From Johnatuna@NEOPHYTE to W8ZZU on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 22:26:00
    Re: Converting records to mp3
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    Re: Converting records to mp3
    By: Matt Munson to All on Sun Apr 16 2006 12:46 am

    Is there any good way to convert records to mp3 file?

    Re-Download the mp3. 8-|~

    Jason - Whiskey Eight Zulu Zulu Uniform





    If the record player has an earphone output, connect it to your computer microphone input and use a program like cool edit (which is on my bbs) to record the record. Cool Edit has a great help system to teach you the basic of music recording if you are not currently up to speed of how to do it. It's real easy. I hope this helps.
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