I am running IMAC OSX 10.9. Downloaded Audacity 2.0.5. Downloaded LAME and had the same issues of finding it until I was able to get it into the Audacity folder in my Applications. Everything actually seems to be properly working!!!
NOW my question. I have a “lot” of old LPs to digitize using my new Crosley USB turntable. I want to put them into ITUNES. Should I copy one song at a time off of each LP or do I copy the entire LP into one file?
Where is this discussed? In the manual, online, or not at all? What do you suggest?
You’re in luck. Several of the documentation team have done lots of vinyl to digital transfers, so there is a lot of documentation on the subject.
If you already have the basics of recording with Audacity, then this work-flow (from the manual) will probably be the most useful: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sample_workflow_for_lp_digitization.html
And this workflow for getting stuff into iTunes: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sample_workflow_for_exporting_to_itunes.html
This full set of tutorials may be useful to you too: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_copying_tapes_lps_or_minidiscs_to_cd.html
I, personally, normally work with one side of an LP at a time as it gives me a smaller working set - capture, edit, export the WAV files - then side-2. I also use Brian Davies’ excellent ClickRepair to remove the clicks and pops = this package costs a little (c. US40) but is little shy of magical in the results it can achieve, it saves me a lot of time too. See this sticky thread: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/click-pop-removal-clickrepair-software/1933/1