Recording vinyl?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by steven314, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. steven314 macrumors newbie

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    Just got a Mac and I'm interested in recording vinyl into MP3 format. I have a standard pre-amp (you know, the one that Circuit City sells, that Radio Shack sells, that everyone sells) and a Technics turntable. With these two things, or equivalent, what luck has anyone had using Garage Band to record vinyl to MP3?

    Thanks.

    Steven
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    it's not the most elegant way, but if you put a 3.5mm stereo cable between the headphone plug and the audio line in on your Mac, you can record it in GarageBand.

    I've done it before, and it sounds like it does when the vinyl is played though speakers (the pops are still there). Good luck! :)
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I used a cable from the line out on my amp to line in om my Mac and used CD Spin Doctor.app (which comes with Toast Titanium) to record a couple of vinyl albums, with excellent result (or at least as good as expected).
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    do you mean it's a phono preamp?

    yes, of course GB can handle this task, it's the hardware setup that has to be sussed out.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You could use Amadeus II that has noise reduction and de-clicking tools.
     

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