so, as a complete newbie I have what i hope to be an issue easily resolved. My sister was a fan of the 1960’s pop group the Monkeys and I recently found her old lp of Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones ltd. I had a stroke 5 years ago so whilst not disabled i need to have precise instructions to complete certain tasks including how to record the lp from my Ion turntable to a cd for her.
the turntable has a type b? usb socket and rca sockets, the pc is my youngest sons cast off, a win 10 HP all in 1 desktop pc with inbuilt dvd recorder.
Is there anyone on here prepared to TELL me EXACTLY what to do to record this lp to a cd please?? I’ve spent all day trying to figure it out but no success either with rca to usb cable or usb to usb …
Recording (digitizing) with a USB turntable is usually straightforward but occasionally problems can crop-up…
The main things are -
Plug-in the USB before starting Audacity (it checks for devices at start-up).
Select the USB device as your [u]Recording Device[/u].
Click the Record button when ready.
To hear what’s recording through the computer speakers, enable [u]Software Playthrough[/u].
Export your recording as a WAV file immediately after recording (so you don’t lose it). Optionally, you can save an Audacity project but this probably isn’t needed for what you’re doing.
From there, you can optionally spend as much time & effort as desired to clean-up the vinyl “snap”, “crackle” and “pop”, or other noise reduction or equalization, etc. That’s more of a creative process and there is optional-additional software so there are no step-by-step instructions.
Before you burn the CD (or make your “final” digital files should run the Amplify or Normalize effect to normalize (“maximize”) the volume.
You’ll generally want to make separate files before burning the CD, or if you want to make MP3 or WAV files for playback on your computer. But there are ways to burn a CD from one continuous WAV file using a Cue Sheet to place the track markers.
Audacity does NOT burn CDs. Windows Media Player can do it, or there is other software. When you burn a CD there are two options and it has to be configured correctly - A regular audio CD doesn’t have “computer files” (such as WAV or MP3). You feed the WAV files to your burning software and it converts them to the audio CD format. Of course you can burn WAV or MP3 files directly onto a CD (just as you can burn a text or spreadsheet file) but this kind of “data CD” with WAV or MP3 files won’t play on a regular CD player. That’s a common mistake.
[u]Tutorial - Copying tapes, LPs or MiniDiscs to CD[/u]