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By Morrisonk ·
Have a customer who wants to copy his old vinyl collection onto cd's, tried using the sound recorder and it only allowed a 60 second file. Any ideas? The system is a 933 Mhz AMD Athlon, 128 SDRAM, with a DVD and a CDRW.

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by pschuvie In reply to Multimedia

Ok first thing to keep in mind is you have to get some REAL software to do the job. Sound recorder is really for making clips like "you got mail" or the bong sound or such.

Second you have to think about it in the sense of "remastering" or "rerecording" the sounds. Lots of minimal software can put the sounds on to CD's but don't have any filtering or such so it tends to sound like stereo am radio. Scratchy, pops and all such. Also there is a teeny bit of doing in gettting a good output from your source. Remember that the better the sound IN is the better the quality it can be recorded at. And that sound cards are not generally made to amplify so the signal in should be preamped. But then it depends on how tolerant one is about thequality of the sound.

Now for some resources. Adaptec EZ CD creator software is probably most popular but you really need the full version for the full filtering and such. You can find info at www.adaptec.com or the new site www.roxio.com

Nero Burning is another popular one at www.nero.com Also cakewalk at www.cakewalk.com.

A how to -

http://www.ganymede.hemscott.net/tutorial.htm

A everything to know FAQ for CDRs
http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/

Hope those point you in the right direction and if you need additional resources, let me know.

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by Morrisonk In reply to Multimedia

Thanks for the info.

Kyle

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by madcateast In reply to Multimedia

Sound forge by Sonic Foundry (about $200) is a great WAV editor. Add a pop and hiss plug-in to it for recording from an LP. I run a turntable (and any other device) through a Radio Shack SSM-60 5-channel mixer then to my sound card. I record from within SF and let the filter do its thing. Then I listen to the file and see what else I might need to do to make it sound better. If you are serious about recording this is a nice way to go, not as expensive as a ?Pro? set up but very powerful.
Thento burn a CD I use Adaptec EZ-CD Creator. I SF as well for CD?s and MP3?s (after converting to WAV).

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by Morrisonk In reply to Multimedia

Thanks for the info.

Kyle

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