[Dixielandjazz] Need advice regarding transfer of LPs to CD
W1AB at aol.com
W1AB at aol.com
Fri Jun 4 19:44:22 PDT 2010
In a message dated 6/4/2010 10:13:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nvickers1 at cox.net writes:
I know that a number listmates have had experience with this. We'd
appreciate a "consumer reports" type evaluation to advise us in our purchasing
About eight years ago I bought a Sony CD recorder that has served me
well in transferring my old vinyl records to CD:
I strongly recommend this one to you. The price is quite reasonable.
Also, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a "refurbished" machine. That means
it was defective when originally purchased and returned by the customer.
After that, it is gone over carefully by factory-trained technicians before
begin again offered for sale, so it has more attention given to it than
does a new unit off the production line.
In addition to recording CDs from the line input, you can play a CD on
the left side and copy it on the right side of the machine.
You MUST use Music CDs with this (and likely all other CD recorders).
They cost a bit more than normal CD-Rs, with the extra money going to
ASCAP or whomever. There is code written on the otherwise blank disc to allow
the recorder to accept it; it will refuse to write onto normal CD-Rs.
If, after copying onto the CD, there are too many clicks and pops on
the tracks, I put the CD into my computer and run it through Adobe Audition
to clean up the noise. Then I can burn another cleaned-up CD from the
If you have music that, somewhere along the line, wasn't run at the
proper speed (so that the musical pitches aren't right on A = 440), It's easy
to correct that using Adobe Audition.
Good luck with making a decision about what to buy!
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