Thread: Capture LP

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Collapse Details
    Capture LP
    #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Bergen, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,304
    Default
    I have a few LP's and singles. I want to digitize them. But how?

    I have
    - a record player
    - a PC
    - Focusrite scarlet 2i2
    and a Blackmagic Decklink

    Do I need more? Any tips, suggestions?

    Thanks and Happy Newyear


    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
    #2
    Senior Member paulears's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lowestoft - UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Default
    When you say record player - do you mean just a turntable - no electronics? IF so you need an RIAA equalised pre-amp. If the turntable has a line level output, then slap it directly into the Scarlet. Use whatever software you normally use on the PC to record. If you don't have a proper record preamp, you need to find one. This kind of thing https://www.gear4music.com/Recording...RoCOHUQAvD_BwE


    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
    #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Bergen, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,304
    Default
    Yes sorry Paul, only a turntable.

    So I will need a preamp or a ampifier I guess.
    Now I have to organize an expedition to my attic to try to find and recover my old amplifier. Or buy the pre-amplifier.



    Thanks!


    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
    #4
    Senior Member paulears's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lowestoft - UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Default
    Everybody seems to be very keen on records again - kind of odd, really?


    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
    #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Bergen, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,304
    Default
    Nah, just like old books for my e-reader, to old for CD or MP3. Some music and some books aren't digitized yet. This single I want to digitize is an old Christmas single 40 years old. With a male choir and a boy soprano.


    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
    #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Washington, the state.
    Posts
    3,669
    Default
    High end digitizing of vinyl will cost you plenty. Even a decent cartridge is expensive, add a precision turntable and you can spend a whole bunch. For not so important work, you can buy turntables with A-D converters built in with USB output for (relatively) cheap. I have one of the ION units, and it works pretty well. Think I paid under $100 a few years back.


    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
    #7
    Default
    I enjoy buying records especially on record store day. Its fun meeting music fans. I’ve been collecting vinyl for several years now and love the sound, the amazing artwork and extras that come with vinyl, holograms, written messages, Needle loops at the end of a track .its a different way to listen to music, somewhat meditative. Yes you can get a affordable turntable that has a dedicated preamp in it today and usb it to your computer.

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/b...cord-store-day
    Last edited by mico; 12-30-2020 at 07:52 PM.


    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
    #8
    Senior Member David W. Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    6,837
    Default
    They mostly line the tops of my sound panels now.
    Attached Images Attached Images


    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
    #9
    Senior Member Rick R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Planet X
    Posts
    2,507
    Default
    Sound Forge Audio Studio is relatively low cost editing software for this. You can encode MP3s, AAC end user formats. and author audio CDs. Sound Forge Pro is more $, but worth it for pro audio folks.
    You still want a RIAA pre-amp in front of the A/D interface though.


    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •