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by Raymond Garcia
It's relatively simple to rip (convert)
your LP's or cassettes to CD. Here's a list of what you
need to copy your old Cassettes, LP, or music CD's to
a CDR disc. This is also a good way to rip (convert to
mp3) your copyrighted music CD's, some of the newer copyrighted
music CD's won't even play on you computers CD-ROM player,
so you can't rip them directly to mp3's.
Suggestions: Try to choose a good CDR disc
to ensure durability and integrity of the disc. You can
try different brands to see which works well with your
CD writer and can playback on your CD Player.
Remember to test write to a CD-RW disc
before you write to a CD-R disc if possible. Also most
new CD players can play CD-R discs but, can't play CD-RW
disc. Record your LP, Cassettes, or music CD to your hard
drive first, then use a good digital audio software program
to clean-up and adjust your music file. Then you can burn
the files to CDR.
I get the best results when I record music
to my hard drive using the .wav extension to save. The
.wav extension will give you the best quality sounding
music but, .wav files are very big music files. Then I
use a good digital audio software program to clean it
up, and to adjust the volume before I convert or save
to MP3s, .wav. Copy & Burn a Cassette or LP To CDR Disc Tip PageYou can save your recordings directly to
.mp3 it's up to you. WebTechGeek.com
Remember that the limit for a regular CDR
is 74-mins of audio or 650M byte of data. And if you use
a 80-mins CDR disc, make sure both the CD writer and CD
authoring software supports it. There's a lot of software
out there, some are specifically for recording or CD authoring
while others are an all-in-one solution. See Burning
CDR page for a list of burning CDR software and also
RIP CD Music to MP3 Files Tip:
Jukebox Pro & Windows media player will lit you rip your music CD's to mp3's
or convert your favorite mp3's to a standard music CD
you can play on most CD players. New FreeRIP can convert your audio CDs to a number of audio file formats. Free File Download.
about Mp3s, Mp3
HARDWARE: Copy & Burn a Cassette or LP To CDR Disc Tip Page!
* Stereo Receiver, CD play, Tape Deck, LP Turntable, etc.
* Computer With Sufficient Harddisk space (to store the
files) and RAM (to edit and process the files)
* CD Writer Software to Copy The Digital Music File to a CD or DVD Disc. (See Best CDR Burners list here!)
* A Sound card. Most newer computer have a audio out plug on the back of the computer next to the Audio line out plug. In the old computer days you had to install your own sound card.
* Interconnect cables (RCA Y Cable) for connection between the cassette
deck or stereo and the sound card.
Dubbing Cable: You need a dubbing jack - RCA stereo line jack
to mini stereo line jack adopter (mini to twin's
3.5mm jack) price about $2.99. at most local electronics
retailers (Radio shack - local or Web site). Make sure
to buy STEREO line jack and not Mono!
Audio Recording Software (
editor / sound recorder
) is a very good digital audio software package -
use it to cleanup your music files & adjust volume
you can also covert and or save your files as .Wav, Mp3 and more..
Noise Reduction Software or Plug-in (Optional) Audio
editor / sound recorder:
CD Authoring Software more here!
Programs to Convert & Burn
CDs: click here!
CD to MP3 Ripping Software:
Mp3 Utilities - here!
Related: All about MP3s here!,
What to do with old CDRs here!,
How to Safely Store & Repair CDs here!
CONNECTIONS & PROCEDURES:
1. Connect the LINE OUT of the Stereo, LP turntable or
Cassette deck to the LINE IN jack of your Computer Audio
in (on the back of the PC), most newer PC's come with
a on-board audio, look for the line in jack and line out
jack on the back of your PC (You will need a RCA stereo
line jack to mini stereo line jack adopter).
2. Select the Line In as the proofread recording device
(under Windows control panel or Master Volume). In Windows
XP double click on the Volume icon in your system tray
(right bottom corner)
3. Ensure the LINE IN on the audio mixer of the computer
is not muted.
4. Start your audio recording software. (
editor / sound recorder
5. Depending on your software you use, activate and check
all the settings to allow recording from the line in.
6. If possible, you should monitor the incoming signal
from the your stereo deck using the audio software to
ensure the incoming signal is not too high (in the red)
or too low.
7. Start the recording on your computer and start playing
on your stereo LP record player or cassette tape deck.
Note: You can also record from your stereo radio or satellite
8. Once the material on the cassette or LP has been recorded
into the computer, you can save the material as .WAV or
.mp3 format and edit the wave files accordingly. You can
break them up and save them into the individual tracks;
process the files with the noise reduction software; edit
out the unwanted parts; etc.
9. When all the recoding and editing have been completed,
you should have the same number of audio files that should
correspond to the number of songs on your cassette or
LP, unless you have omitted some songs. Remember to come
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10. You can close your audio recording software for now,
be sure to save all your audio files before you close.
11. Start your CD authoring software, put your blank
CD disc in the CD-Rom recorder drive.
12. The authoring software: you can
use your favorite authoring software or try Musicmatch,
media player, Audio
editor / sound recorder.
13. You can recored you .MP3 music files on to a blank
CD disc just like data files. Any CD MP3 player can play
these .MP3 audio file for you.
14. The .wav files will be record as CD-DA music on the
CD disc. Just select the audio CD writing and import the
.wav files and arrange them according to the sequence
15. Put in your blank CDR disc and write to the disc
using disc-at-once mode and finalized as a CD-DA format.
Exact procedure of writing would be dependent on the software
you use. then start the coping to your audio CDR disc.
You may want to use a CD-RW CD disc as a tester, them
play it back on your PC.
Mp3 to Music CD:
You can use software to convert your .wavs to to MP3s
or MP3s to CD-DA music CDs as it's records to CDR.
If you want to hear your MP3s on your car CD play and
don't have $1000. dollars for new car MP3 player, you
can convert your MP3s to CD-DA music CD. these music CDR
should play on most newer CD players.
There's a lot of software that can convert your music
but, the one I like to use is MusicMatch Jukebox Plus
MusicMatch can covert your Mp3s as it burn a music CD
that you can play on any CD player.
Update: The prices on Car Stereo MP3-CD receivers
have drop to about $400 to 700. more
Programs to Convert & Burn
CDs: click here!.
CD to MP3 Rippers software:
Note: When your encoder
rips a music CD or .WAV file to a compressed audio format
(.MP3 file), it compresses it while retaining the same
clarity and range as that found on CD. But, some of the
information gets lost, theoretically it's information
that you aren't capable of hearing anyway. Or can you?
the quality of your end result will depend on several
things such as the initial sonic quality of the cassette,
the quality of the audio card used, the power and flexibility
of the computer, audio recording software and noise reduction
software, your editing skills, etc. Copy & Burn a Cassette or LP To CDR Disc Tip Page. Remember to come back
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by Raymond, WebTechGeek.com
If you don't have a good pair of computer speakers. You don't need to buy new computer speakers if you have a good Stereo Receiver with good speakers. You
can use your home Stereo Receiver to listen to your computer
music (MP3s) or games, by connecting your Pc sound card mini
line out jack to your stereo RCA line in jacks on your
stereo receiver. You can buy the RCA stereo line
jack to mini stereo line jack adopter at most local
electronics retailers for about ($2.99).
Box MP3 Workstation
- Audio grabber, easy mp3 encoder, mp3 dj mixer player,
database organiser, ID3 batch editor and more.
editor / sound recorder: Edit mp3 and wav formats.
Use the sound recorder to create wav files from tapes,
vinyl, microphone, mixing deck etc.
Related: - Connect
a DVD Player - Burning
CDR's! - How
To safely store & repair CD's - What
to do with old CD's