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    digitizing my record album collection.

    Hi,

    I want to digitize my record collection.

    So far, I know I need a record deck but I don;t know: -

    1. What I should connect it to my desktop with
    2. What good software I should use.

    Would someone point me in a sensible direction please.


    bazz

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    I tried to do this once, and it was not as simple as I had hoped. A simple answer is to hook the audio cable (probably will use a cable with one end RCA Red/White plugs and the other end a 1/8 inch plug) into the Line-In of your computer. Then using Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) you can record anything coming in (make sure to get the LAME MP3 encoder too). The only issue I had was that it was so soft I had to blast my speakers to hear it at a whisper. This is because of the signal strength, so we need to boost the signal somehow. So you can use a stereo system to preamp the signal.

    http://www.teamcombooks.com/mp3handbook/10.htm This is a nice article that describes the various aspects in some detail but not too technical.
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    Thank you. I shall read that tomorrow and try to get it done.

    bazz.

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    At school today I looked at the turntable in the media lab, and it was connected with a phono preamp like these:

    http://www.google.com/products?q=pho...firefox-a&um=1
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