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Best conversion process for a large vinyl collection...

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Well I finally got to see the step daughters vinly collection, it is a rather large collection that we would like to convert to digital.

Any ideas as to the most efficent way to convert a large collection, are there any high speed converters out there or is it just a time cosuming process that there is no getting away from?

 

A few questions

Should I look into a USB turntable and is the DAC portion of those of decent quality?

Would I have to replace a stylus, how long do they last?

Which format FLAC / WAV / ALAC would be the best for archival purposes?

 

Inquiring minds want to know...

:beerchug:

post #2 of 3

Using a PC? Get Audicity

Use a normal turntable, the USB ones are pants.

Go from phono stage or tape out direct into PC.

 

I record all mine at 24/96 then convert to flac, but you could get away with 16/44 

for a smaller file size.

 

Yes it is a slow , labourish, often tedious procedure, but worth it in the end.

Audicity is an amazing free program.

 

A stylus should last between 600 and 3000 hrs dependant on many

variables.

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 

Thanks KT66!

I'll avoid the USB and check out the line in on the PC.

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