Vinyl to Mac.
If you’re a regular here then you know i love music, specifically on Vinyl. But i also travel to and from work and listen to my music on my iPhone. The thing is, i have lots of albums on vinyl that i don’t own digitally, which is annoying seeing as i have some great stuff.
Now, i could just go to iTunes and buy them all. Again. But who wants to do that?
It’s not stealing as i’m not selling it. Think of it like making a mix tape, like back in the 80’s and 90’s before mp3 player came about. I’m just making them portable.
Sure i’ll have to deal with surface noise but i’m used to that. i just hate having lots of great music that i can’t listen to on the road.
Will i copy all of them?
Probably not, no. There are, at the moment, 174 records, that’ll take a long time to do, so i could just copy the records i like most and go from there.
Record Player: Pro-Ject Essentialls II
Amp/Receiver: Denon AVR-2800.
Computer: Macbook Pro (late 2011).
I can’t plug the record player directly into my mac so i have to use the amp. I thought i might need so third party gadget to make this work. But i don’t, and as i’m not to concerned about HIGH quality, like sampling at 96khz 24bit yudda yudda yudda… i can use a cable i’ve had for as long as i can remember. Which ain’t long really. Bad memory. It’s a 1.5 meter long cable with a 3/4 inch jack on either end. I plug one end into the headphone jack on the amp as an output and, after turning the headphone jack on the Macbook Pro into a line in input for a microphone. Or in this case the other end of that auxiliary cable. Then i just set the volume on the amp so it’s not to loud, open up the software i’ll be using to record the audio, in this case Garageband, the Apple native software.
I did try to use Audacity, but it just pissed me off no end. So i relented and used Garageband instead and as it’s native, it exports brilliantly to iTunes, which is where i want it.