importing LP records to my iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by opusthe2nd, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2005
    How is the quality? Would you suggest using GarageBand to do this?
  2. misterman8 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2005
    It depends on what you use. I have used a bunch of different things but probably the most basic is a roxio/itunes combo descirbed here: . My question to you is: why do you want to do this? I will say that unless you:
    a) have a tiny collection of vinyl that you want to rip
    b) are a DJ and are tired of spending your afternoons at the gym
    c) are seriously going to sell your entire collection
    you are going to be much better off just breakin out your turntable when you want to listen to your vinyl. For any significant number of albums you are looking at a huge commitment of time and energy. And finally converting vinyl to mp3 isnt about great quality, its about acceptable quality while gaining digital flexibility without having to re-buy the tunes.
  3. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2005
    I have a small amount...maybe 5 that I want on my iPod/iMac. Certainly not enough to warrant buying software to do so. I know I can use Audacity, but was wondering if Garage Band would cut it.
  4. road dog macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    I used Amadeus to convert my LP's. It's available from Version Tracker. Not free, but it has a very generous free trial period.
  6. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2005
    Thanks, but like I said, for 5 LP's I am not seeing the need to buy any software.

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