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Vinyl + Audacity = MP3

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on October 22, 2008 07:59 PM
I agree with the poster above. Do NOT use the the mic jack on your laptop. On my laptop
the resulting sound was vomit inducing. My cheap Creative mp3 usb card works very well.

turntable/old hafler preamp/creative mp3 usb soundcard.

I use Rezound (Audacity is fine also) to record the lp to a wav file. I then use wavbreaker to split the tracks. It's easy to use and does a great job.
Wavbreaker will even export your project to a .toc file for use with cdrdao.

I then make an audio cd for the car, convert the wavs to flac to archive, and finally, make
some oggs for my rockboxed sansa.

If you have a huge lp collection, you should think about a new stylus ( or cartridge ) and
maybe a VPI lp cleaner (!).

With records that have been well cared for, the sound can be very good.


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