Burning vinyl on to CD

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I recently hooked up an Iomega ZipCd 650 Burner to my G4 and was wondering how I could transfer most of my old vinyl albums onto CD?

How do I go about hooking up my turntable to the computer? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />


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    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    not sure on all the specifics, but you'll need a program (like SoundEdit 16, which i think is archaic) which can record the in-sound (microphone) to the hd. SoundEdit used to bring it in as AIFF, and theres a buncha progs that can chg that to mp3, wav and anything else you want. Then, all you need is a wire that'll go from the speaker-out on your turntable to the 1/8 inch microphone jack on the mac. 1/8" male to 1/8" male cords exist at a place like SamAsh, I think, so could probably use that. I think there pretty cheap (~$20-30).

    There is an issue with the mac mic-input tho. it expects the audio to be amplified a lot before it comes in, so you'll have to turn the volume on the phonograph up wicked high, or get an amplifier. MacAddict did an article a year or so ago on cutting up an old microphone and using its amplifier, I didn't try it though.

    hope that helped

    -George Dietrich

    (yes, THE George Dietrich)
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Yes, it's possible to burn vinyl onto CD. Just watch out that you don't get overwhelmed by the fumes.

    - Mr.Potatohead

    (yes, THE Mr.Potatohead)
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Thuh Freak has the right idea, but I've never seen a turntable with a 1/8" jack -- more likely a pair of RCA leads.

    But you do have to address the pre-amplification issue. If you just input a phono-level signal into your Mac it won't be loud enough. If your turntable is hooked to a stereo receiver or amplifier, use the "out to tape" jack on your receiver to output a pre-amplified signal to the line in on your Mac.
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    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    [quote] I've never seen a turntable with a 1/8" jack <hr></blockquote>

    i'm not that familiar with turntables, but my stereo's got 1/8" headphone jack, adn thats what i was thinkin of.

    -George Dietrich

    Your name might also b George Dietrich, but I'm THE George Dietrich.
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