[sclug] Digitising my vinyl

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Tue Jun 30 20:02:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Neil Haughton wrote:

> I was pondering making use of my pre-marital hi-fi stuff now in the attic
> (mates had pre-marital sex, I had a pre-marital hi-fi system) to get my
> vinyl collection onto my music player. The chain I was thinking of is this:
> Record deck -> stereo amp (as normal)
> Stereo amp line-out -> attenuator if needed -> mic input on SB sound card.
> use 'sound recorder' (Ubuntu) to record the digital audio file (in ogg or
> wav format). I think it's hooked up by default to the mic channel in the std
> audio mixer.

I'd expect

 	Record deck -> Phono Pre-amp -> Line In

to be cleaner.

> Clean up using Audacity, Ardour, shnjoin etc etc

The turntables sold in Maplin and via national press usually include
Audacity, which suggests it's somewhat of the right tool for the job.

> Neil.


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