[aklug] Recording Vinyl

Royce Williams royce at tycho.org
Thu Nov 2 16:18:03 AKDT 2017

Given the likely fidelity, the easiest setup is probably a turntable's RCA
output with an RCA-to-3.55mm cable, connecting to the input jack of a sound
card. This sidesteps any potential Linux compatibility issues.

Also, have considered any of the air forwarding services (like
ShipToAlaska)? Amazon ships to those, and they will then forward to you.


On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Tim Johnson <tim at akwebsoft.com> wrote:

> Forgive me that some of my interest is only peripheral to linux.
> I've got a lot of vinyl records that I'd like to convert to MP3.
> It does not look like Amazon will ship any turntable to Alaska, so
> they are out.
> With turntables, there are essentially two options (as I understand
> it, as I'm a noob to this issue)
> Stand-alone: Such a unit will have its own recording device. I.E.
> will record to a flash, thumbdrive or SD card on the unit itself.
> USB or RCA input - will have to connect to a computer. I don't have
> enough room around my workstation, but could set up with an older
> linux computer or netbook as I have a few of them here.
>   Some research indicates that there could be compatibility issues
>   with some turntables and certain linux software (I would target
>   audacity as my first choice for recording).
> Any comments or suggestions regarding compatibility issues with
> linux?
> I live in Palmer and before I go to Anchorage, I'd like to know if
> there are any other outlets in addition to Best Buy where I could
> look.
> Any suggestions as to where to look other than Best Buy?
> Oh, and if anyone has come across a turntable that Amazon *will*
> ship, please let me know.
> thanks
> --
> Tim
> http://www.akwebsoft.com, http://www.tj49.com
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