Convert Vinyl records on iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentphish, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Hello-

    I got an email from my uncle yesterday asking what the best way would be for him to convert his old Vinyl to digital for preservations sake.

    I didn't know the good answer off hand seeing as the iMac really has one input option (the mic port) so I figured I'd ask around here. I had read something about a USB turntable, but I'm not sure he needs/wants to spend that much.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    You need a USB TT since they can be had for less than $100.;)
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

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    I done it recently as follows:

    Turntable>Amp > Audio out to Audio in (mic) on Mac.

    I recorded using CD Spin Doctor which comes with Toast, then enhanced the audio in Garageband, but with hindsight I see no reason why I couldn't have recorded straight to Garageband.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Cool. Julien, I stumbled on that TTUSB right after I posted this.

    Looks good.

    I'm sure the other solution will work fine too, I'm not sure if my uncle currently has a working turntable or not, so if he doesn't I'm sure he'll just pick that TTUSB up, it seems pretty easy.

    If he has a turntable i'll recommend Southernboy's method.
     

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