Turntable to Digital

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    My wife just bought (for $80) a turntable that includes a USB port, and a slot for a flash drive, that allows her to record music from a vinyl record (or cassette tape) and save it either to the flash drive or directory to her computer.

    She picks up vinyl records at yard sales, and from our auctioneer neighbor, and sells them on eBay so now she can record the ones she wants before selling them. This also allows her to state whether the album plays or not when she lists it for sale.
     
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    I still have all of my original vinyl albums from my misspent youth, as well as a ridiculous collection of cassette tapes, CD's, VHS videos and DVD's encompassing each and every song, TV show or movie I ever liked. Of course, I also have all the antique gear to PLAY all this stuff and it all still works. The entire affair takes up most of the space in my 13' by 19' living room and yet all of this same media is also contained on my hand held, 2 oz. iPad. Once in a while, though, I still go to the trouble of putting on an album...just for old times sake.
     
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    We have an old console stereo that we got from out auctioneer neighbor but it doesn't work. Eventually, we'll come across someone who will come by and fix it, since it's far too large and heavy to move anywhere. Meanwhile, it serves as an attractive piece of useless furniture.
     
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    I purchased one of those last year. Our vehicle only has a CD player and radio. I have lots of media (vinyls and cassettes mostly) like Peter that I plan on burning to CD.

    Has your wife started to convert yet?
     
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    She has at least tried it, I know, and says that it works great. I don't think she's done very many yet.
     
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    Back when I was in the studios, the older engineers said that when we bough vinyl, we should play it only once while dubbing it to tape. This was supposed to keep the original quality of the record. Of course a lot of the old-time engineers thought that stereo was only a fad and soon folks would go back to mono!
     
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    While I used to love using a turntable when I was younger, I just think that the simplicity and accessibility of a digital music library is way more attractive than the old-school feel.
     
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    I have been looking for something like that to use on my old tapes to convert them to digital.
     
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