To transfer vinyl LP records to CD or
audio cassettes to CD, you will need to take a couple of
WHAT YOU NEED TO CONVERT LP TO CD:
- A tape deck or record player with
an "an audio out" (a line-out or headphone slot would do!).
- An RCA to headphone cable (to
connect your tape deck to your computer's sound card).
Acoustica Spin It Again software to extract the music from
the tape/LP and save it onto your computer,
MP3 player or CD.
Record your old 45 and 33 LPs to CD
or to your new MP3 player! This dedicated LP and tape recording
software makes it child's play to record and edit your old albums.
The wizard driven process guides you through connecting your
hardware, getting the correct recording level, and splitting your
recording into multiple tracks. The software automatically removes
clicks and pops and that unwanted tape hum and hiss. Convert your
recordings to MP3s or burn them on to an audio CD! Spin It Again is
a dedicated LP and tape recording conversion software application
designed to make the process as simple as possible.
Simple steps using
Acoustica Spin It Again to convert your LP records and tapes to CD (or LP to MP3)
Step 1: Hookup Your Record Or Cassette Player To Your Computer
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recording your LPs and
cassettes to CD is how to hook up your record player or cassette
player to your computer's sound card. Luckily,
Acoustica Spin It Again
software has a guide that helps you make the connection.
Acoustica Spin It Again
and click "Hookup Wizard". It will guide you through a series of
questions and show you photos and images to help you hook up your
record or cassette player to your computer.
To start, you will first need to
connect your stereo system to your computer with a stereo
RCA-to-headphone cable. One end of this cable should be connected to
your tape deck's line-out, and the other end should be plugged into
the line-in of your sound card (1/8" hole). This cable is available
for just a few dollars at Radio Shack or any audio component store.
that doesn't help you make the hookup, here are some more tips:
You will probably need to
purchase the right kind of cable from an electronics or audio store
such as Radio Shack, Best Buy, The Good Guys, etc. Support your
local "Mom & Pop" family audio store, if possible! The cables
usually cost less than $5.
Your sound card will
require an eighth inch stereo mini plug on one side.
Use a flashlight to look
at the line in port of your computer's sound card.
The sound card's line-in
looks like an arrow going into a speaker.
If you are connecting
your stereo amp to your computer, you will probably need an RCA to
an eighth inch stereo mini.
You can usually hook up
your tape/cassette player directly to your computer's sound card.
Record players have an
extra low level and usually need to go into the Phono In on a stereo
amp or through a preamp before going into the computer's sound card.
If you don't have an RCA
jack on the back of your device, you can still hook it up from the
headphone jack of your record player or tape player. You'll need a
special cord that goes from a quarter inch stereo jack to an eighth
inch stereo mini.
You may need to purchase
a new record player or cassette deck.
Step 2: Get A Good Recording Level
The first time you run the software, it will ask you if you want to
run the "Recording Level Wizard". Click "Yes" or click "Level Wizard"
Once the wizard starts, click the "Start" button and follow the
instructions. (It will have you play the loudest part of the record or
Step 3: Click "Record"
If you are recording a tape, make sure to rewind it. Click "Record"
and start playing your record or tape. Once it is done, flip over the
record or tape and play side two. When it's finished, click "Next" or
Step 4: Preview And Edit Your Recording
The software automatically splits your recording up into tracks. If
there were any erroneous tracks created or if there was extra silence,
you can edit it by clicking "Split" and/or by dragging the track
Once you are satisfied, click "Next"
Step 5: Tag / Name Your Recording
Enter in the artist, album, genre and track names if your CD burner
supports burning CD-Text. (This screen is more important when creating
MP3s or other audio files.)
Click "Next" when you are done.
Step 6: Click "Burn CD"
Click the "Burn CD" button, click "Next" to accept the default
settings and click "Next" again.
Insert a blank CD and wait for it to finish! Enjoy your new CD in your
car or home stereo!
Don't forget to print a CD label with the optional
CD/DVD Label Maker. The track list will be automatically
imported from step 4!
Acoustica Spin It Again Now!