Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to gottscheer)
Have you looked at Spin Doctor? It is bundled with Toast. Years ago I transfered to CD all my wifes LP's. There is a learning curve but once you get the hang of it there should be no problem. Spin Doctor also gave you the ability to clean up vinyl recorded tracks that were scratched or worn.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to gottscheer)
Discussions crashed before this post was done.
Please be patient. Lots of details.
Been waiting since December for a Sony PS-LX 300USB turntable to arrive from the only place in town that sells them [was a Christmas present from Future Shop]. There is no Mac software supplied with the turntable, but Sony recommends Audacity. It is too complicated, e.g. records one side of an LP as one track.
Tried a trial download of Rogue Amoeba Fission with the last remaining Sony PS-LX, which was returned because the unit would not record. While Rogue Amoeba says "they try to respond within 24 hours, really" no responses to 2 support requests. Fission is supposed to split tracks, allow saving in whatever version of audio you want, delete unwanted tracks, etc.
Don't want to use GarageBand/iTunes to record. Starting with 45s, then do LPs. With 45s, don't care about lossless. With some LPs, lossless will be needed.
1. Will this iMac record with the Sony PS-LX turntable, or is a pre-amp needed? This is a hard one, because I don't have the turntable, but if you do . . .
Sys prefs is supposed to recognize what's plugged in. If not, settings for Input/Output can be changed.
2. Suggestions for other easy-to-use software? Not Audacity, GarageBand/iTunes/. Would like to save files to a desktop folder.
3. Suggestions for another turntable for about the same price [$150]?
Thanks for reading!
Internal 350BG HD has 185GB free. OS 10.6.8. Machine is working great. Consistent about using DiskWarrior, verifying/repairing drives, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to gottscheer)
"What digital CD?"
he mean buy all the cd's that you wanted to make digital from your LP collection
he may as well as said buy all the music in itunes
1. well the output of turntables are higher volume then cd's and other aux devices which is why most amps have a special rca set for lp players because connecting them to aux rca's over amplify the signal
so you could connect the turn table directly but it would mean you had to manually inc the volume of the music after recording it
2. any app works really if it can record a mic signal to a file it will work the line in is pretty much the same thing as recording your own voice to a file
3 any turn table will work seen turntables with an usb wire made just for what you are trying to do they were about 50$ in the country where I live
converted a few of my lp's but got a bit stuck when a skipping needle made 1 song be 30 min long because I was not sitting at the computer while it was recording
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to Rudegar)
Thanks Rudegar, for your ideas.
Have many 45s and LPs--long term project, especially the LPs.
You're right. You have to be watching for skips, dust on the stylus, or just a bad album.