How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

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How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by marysdad » 09 Jun 2018 02:11

My PC (Windows 10) has "lost" its sound again. Last time, it was silent for 4 months before the sound came back. I read voraciously and put in hundreds of hours trying fix after fix to solve the problem and nothing I did had any effect. The sound just mysteriously reappeared after four months. It went silent again today. It simply stops recognizing that any audio playback devices are plugged in. Many Windows 10 users encounter similar sound issues that defy solution.

I already have everything I need to record using a stand-alone digital recorder (except the recorder), but am unsure if there is a way to process (edit) the recorded music without a computer. I just need a reliable way to do this and a Windows PC isn't it. I suppose that I could purchase a used MacBook just for editing music, but was wondering if there are viable alternatives other than that.

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by KentT » 09 Jun 2018 03:17

To edit, you need a computer and audio editing software.

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by marysdad » 09 Jun 2018 18:50

Thanks!

I do have an iPad Pro, so that might work.

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by beat_truck » 10 Jun 2018 06:55

Sounds like a good time to ditch Windows and give Linux a try. :wink:

I've been M$ free for several months now. No regrets. Everything works great.

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by Sterling1 » 26 Jun 2018 17:19

Buy a Tascam CD Recorder. Digitize LP to CD. Copy CD to iTunes, iTunes will add metadata. Done!

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by jeff449 » 26 Jun 2018 17:35

What kind of "editing" or "processing" do you need to do?

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by marysdad » 27 Jun 2018 16:49

Remove clicks, surface noise, sibilance, separate tracks, etc.

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Re: How to Digitize Vinyl Without a Computer

Post by jeff449 » 27 Jun 2018 18:07

This may not answer your question, but may still be helpful:
My method involves a CD recorder (stand alone stereo component). I mark tracks as I record the album using the recorder. Then I load the CD into my computer.
Engage Smartass Mode:
Remove clicks and surface noise: clean your records.
Sibilance: realign your cartridge and set your VTF and VTA properly.
Disengage Smartass Mode :)

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