[MPA] converting vinyl to CD

Scott Baldwin sbaldwin at san.rr.com
Thu Feb 13 20:42:13 PST 2003


since you seem to be determined, Ray Gun from Aboretum is an excellent 
program for doing exactly what you want.   about $100.00.


good luck,


On Thursday, February 13, 2003, at 03:10 PM, Douglas Linacre wrote:

> I have the audio interface; I also have a pre - amp. CDs are cheap. 
> One doesn't need much HD, as one can burn then discard the data from 
> the HD. I have three HDs (one 10GB in the Powerbook), but an 80GB in 
> the tower and also an 80GB in a firewire case. And I have burners as 
> well. Plus some of the LPS, expecailly some '60's symphony ones, are 
> far superior to CD recordings, being beautifully recorded analogue 
> tracks.
> My time's worth a heap, but then I'll connect the powerbook to the 
> pre-amp and just play the record. The time will be the setting up of 
> the record - no big deal. I'll put the music onto either the external 
> firewire drive, and then connect that to the desktop mac. I am going 
> to airport this house, which would bypass the need for  firewire 
> method of data transfer (or use the Powerbook as an external hard 
> disk).
> OK I am organised on those fronts.
> But I'd like the de scratch software most of all. And having one in 
> system X is better I think.
> I could use my son's notebook: it has firewire, and on the PC, there's 
> lots of cheap de scratch software. But for the Mac, there's not much 
> around it seems.
> On Friday, February 14, 2003, at 09:51  AM, John Neumann wrote:
>> Just my two cents-
>> It needn't tie up the computer- recording can run in the background 
>> while you do other things. Cutting up the file into individual songs 
>> only takes a few minutes if there are obvious breaks you can jump to 
>> (don't bother with the automatic splitting in Spin Doctor- it's 
>> completely retarded).
>> It doesn't have to be done all at once- I have a couple hundred 
>> records, and I've been doing this over the span of a few months. If 
>> it's music you like, it's  a pleasurable way to spend time. So you 
>> only need a GB or two at a time, justto hold the music until you burn 
>> it onto CD, or if you're like me, compress to mp3 for archiving.
>> -John
>> At 14:35 -0800 2/13/03, Scott Baldwin wrote:
>>> 100 records!
>>> Are you sure you want to do this?  Keep in mind that you have to do 
>>> this conversion in real time,  thus about 100 hours to record into 
>>> your computer, figure at least an hour/CD to "clean up" the tracks 
>>> and burn the CD.  So if you are very efficient 200 hours for this 
>>> project.
>>> You need: (assuming you have a CD burner)
>>> an audio interface
>>> audio software
>>> hard drive
>>> 100 CD blanks
>>> Yes a new hard drive. To convert 100 albums to CD quality sound you 
>>> will need about 50 gig's of space. (CD Stereo audio is 10 MB/min)
>>> So figure about $500.00- $600.00  to get everything you need.
>>> Then figure what tying up your computer and 200 hours of your time 
>>> is worth.   ($10.00/ hour? = $2000.00)
>>> So about $2,500.00 (25.00/CD) to wind up with 100 CD's that I 
>>> guarantee will be of lower quality than commercial CD's.
>>> Consider replacing your collection with CD's.
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