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Record/Rip old vinyl/turn table records, cassette tapes, etc.?

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Jul 3, 2013 1:46 AM



How easy, cheap, and quick is it to record/rip old vinyl/turn table records, cassette tapes, etc. to iTunes, iPods, and iPhones on a MacBook Pro (2008's Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 2012's Mac OS X 10.8.4)? Does it need special audio adapters, cables, etc.? Without driver support I hope since it would be used a lot and for a long time.


Thank you in advance.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 13.3" MacBook Pro (9,2/MD102ll/A)
  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,770 points)

    ive recorded tapes and records with a stereo to stereo cable into the MIC port on the Mac, recording it on any one of

    100 of diff programs like soundforge etc etc.......then converting it to MP3 etc etc.

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,770 points)

    Pardon, even though i own a Macbook Pro, ive owned SO many laptops, I had a brain lapse, lol


    In the case of the Pro, i meant a stereo to USB connector, theyre cheap on ebay.



    I have LOTS of recording devices, Ive found BEST audio from old media is got by using a stereo to stereo cord from tape/record into a Sony high end digital recorder that saves onto an SD card.   POP IN SD card into your Pro, then use soundforge or another to remove hiss, etc etc, all the trash parts with filtering, and save as MP3 or other.


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