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z038
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LP to CD via Computer

I found a few posts on this, but none that explain the whole process very well. Not with sufficient detail for me, anyway.

I want to record some of my LPs to my computer so I can burn them to CD. I believe I can figure out the task of getting the sound files recorded to CD once I've captured them, but I'm wondering how to capture the sound at a high level of quality.

What hardware do I need for my PC? For example, are there special sound capture cards that make the job of acquiring a high quality signal possible? And what do I connect it to on my amp in order to pick up the signal?

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Re: LP to CD via Computer

Nevermind, I figured it out.

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Re: LP to CD via Computer

Curious - what was your solution?

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Re: LP to CD via Computer

I haven't tried this yet because I don't have the cables, but this is what I plan.

My PC sound card has Line-In input and S/PDIF optical input. My A/V receiver that my turntable is connected to has S/PDIF output, and tape output. I can send any input source to the S/PDIF output or the tape output.

I plan to try the S/PDIF output from my A/V receiver to my computer's S/PDIF input, and I will also try the tape output from my A/V to the Line-In input on my sound card. Burn, listen, and pick whichever sounds better.

I haven't chosen software for the WAV file editing and cleaning up any pops and clicks, but I run Linux so the solutions applicable to Windows and Mac won't do. I'm sure there's something suitable.

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