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    What software to convert analog vinyl LPs to digital files

    I have a many half-speed mastered LPs from Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, CBS, and even a couple of direct to disc LPs that I would like to digital files. My current computer motherboard has a "line in" analog input from my pre-amp, and a built-in sound with an analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter. I am pretty sure all I need is software. I'm a complete newbie at this stuff, any advice and recommendations would be appreciated.
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    Hi Ron.

    Here's a thread with both Mac and Windows solutions.

    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbullet...=vinyl+digital

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    AIPL Singulator -- needs line level input into sound card, great results!
    http://www.aipl.com/singulator.html

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    Nero

    That is one of the very many functions Nero burning software has. I wouldn't doubt Winamp can do it too, but I never checked. I have Nero 7 Ultra; updates are free, and there is a free third party "Nero Mega Plugin Pack" that enables support for FLAC and just about anything else not built in. Use the Russian mirror to download it. IMHO, Nero is way better than Roxio.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, but I found free public domain software package called Audiograbber which seems to work pretty so far.

    Audiograbber creates a lostless .WAV file which is pretty huge. Audiograbber is also has a built-in .WAV to .MP3 convserion software interface to a software package called LAME. LAME is a free public doman SotA .WAV to .MP3 converter. Audiograbber supports also others, there is a built in list. LAME has a list of extensive options for different bit rates, mono to stereo conversion, etc etc. If you're technically inclined/oriented you may want to play with it.

    The only thing that Audiograbber lacks and is available at extra cost is the pop & click($20US) and hiss removal($20US) software, and there is also a software equalizer($20US) available, this is available from German software house Algorithmix .

    I also found that Creative, the sound card manufacturer also includes these enhancement software as part of their software bundle when you buy their soundcard. BUT Creative software lacks the .MP3 conversion software, which is available as an extra cost item at $30US.

    One mistake that I made was to convert one of my CDs to harddisk files because I wanted to select only certain songs for my playlist. I used Microsoft's .WMA file format. Mistake, Microsoft's CODEC wouldn't allow me to convert from .WMA to .MP3 because of copyright restrictions put in place by Microsoft. So the moral of the story, keep everything in public domain software for maximum vestility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducatista47 View Post
    That is one of the very many functions Nero burning software has. I wouldn't doubt Winamp can do it too, but I never checked. I have Nero 7 Ultra; updates are free, and there is a free third party "Nero Mega Plugin Pack" that enables support for FLAC and just about anything else not built in. Use the Russian mirror to download it. IMHO, Nero is way better than Roxio.

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    I'm with you Clark on the appreciation of Nero. I use their wave editor frequently to cut one track out of an albumwrap mp3 or remove gaps or fix pops or...
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    GoldWave

    I've been using GoldWave for over 6-years. It is Canadian ( ), relatively inexpensive and very powerful. Updates are frequent, and free (and ALL of them work!!). User support is astonishing...

    I record all my shows onto CD-R as wav files, and can parse the show to tracks in GoldWave if I miss the cue during the show. There are oodles of powerful dynamics processing available - it is truly a proper two-track editing software.

    It has Batch processing, so once you determine there are a number of tracks requiring/beneiftting from the same sequence of processing, you can select them and run them at-once. This includes coverting wav → mp3 and other formats...
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