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back2mac
4th July 2009, 11:33 AM
I have bought a USB connected turntable for recording my old vinyl.
It recommends Audacity - which I have used - but can anyone recommend any other alternatives, free or to purchase.
Needs to be quick and foolproof.
Thank you.

Danoss
4th July 2009, 12:13 PM
I came in here to recommend Audacity. It's definitely the best free option out there as far as I'm aware.

What was it you didn't like about Audacity?

back2mac
4th July 2009, 12:27 PM
Nothing against it really - just seeing whether others prefer other apps.

back2mac
4th July 2009, 12:34 PM
If I wish to play my old vinyl on my iPod - do I need to save them as AIFF files?
How do I then get them onto my iPod?

Thank you.

Danoss
4th July 2009, 12:45 PM
If I wish to play my old vinyl on my iPod - do I need to save them as AIFF files?
How do I then get them onto my iPod?

Thank you.
If you install the LAME mp3 codec as instructed by the app maker, you can export as mp3 and then add it to iTunes.

You have to do this manually due to legal reasons that the app maker doesn't want to be tangled up in.

back2mac
4th July 2009, 12:56 PM
Danoss,

I have installed the LAME codec.
How do I manually import the file into iTunes?

Also - how do I make a compilation of favourite tracks in Audacity?
Thank you for your prompt help.

Danoss
4th July 2009, 01:06 PM
1. Export each file as you record it as an mp3
2. Open iTunes and go File > Add to Library

How did you want to do a compilation of favourite tracks? Did you want to make like a mixed tape with different tracks or did you want to combine a bunch of songs into one long mp3?

If you want to compile separate songs into a "favourites" album, I would just use iTunes to do that for you by manually filling in the album and artist fields. E.g. Artist: Various, Album: 60's Jazz Favourites.

I hope this helps.

back2mac
4th July 2009, 01:09 PM
Very helpful.
Thank you.