audio editor and recorder

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 12, 2010 at 17:19:40
Specs: XP PRO, 1.2GB
Hi all
I am helping my neighbour with his install wishes as he's not on the net.
He wants to digitalize old vinyl records he had for the last decades. He also wants to edit interviews he's done with people(historical value). What options could I suggest to him.
I have heard of audacity. Would this be the right thing? I know this is a free option. What other programs, also paid ones, could I suggest him.
Thanks

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#1
December 12, 2010 at 17:40:54
GO to http://stereos.about.com/od/accesso...

I don't know about the audio interview. What are they recorded on and in what format?


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#2
December 12, 2010 at 17:50:19
Hi Helmut
Thanks, I'll have a look at your link.
The recordings, which are ongoing are done on one of those lttle gadgets(not sure the make of it)

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#3
December 13, 2010 at 13:14:44
Is it a small battery powered digital recorder? I have one of those and the audio is recorded as mp3 files. I assume that the device can be plugged into a computer with a USB connection ... mine can. If that is the case you should be able to process those recordings easily.

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#4
December 13, 2010 at 13:22:07
Unless the OP gives more detail, it is premature to assume a digital recorder... it might be a tape recorder, a mini-cassette recorder, etc. Whatever the "gadget", it had better have an output other than a small internal speaker -- that scenario could well be beyond explaining a reasonable, but complex solution here.

Does the vinyl-record player have a line output (Aux. etc.)?


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#5
December 13, 2010 at 14:44:41
To Impatient... I was being preemptive. I don't have a problem with that but you obviously do

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#6
December 13, 2010 at 14:57:01
@Helmut -- touchy! Preemptive is very good, but assumptions usually lead to false-starts, waste of time (for both sides), and the difficulties associated with trying to re-start fresh. I'm sorry that you took it personally. I have found myself "getting ahead of myself" too often, and have had many regrets over it.

..."I assume that the device can be plugged into a computer with a USB connection"... is more than preemptive, is it not?

Anyway, maybe now the OP will understand the importance of providing as many relevant details as he/she can.


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#7
December 13, 2010 at 21:07:10
to Impatient... I guess you getting paid for providing critiques on answers people provide as well as giving free advice to people who are having computer issues. Why don't you just stick to giving advice on computer issues and everyone will be happy.

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#8
December 13, 2010 at 23:23:06
Thanks all for your replies
The old vinyls are played on a (just about equivalent) aged machine. The tower has radio, casette and obviously a vinyl player. All I have seen is a R&L microphone and a headset output.
We would like to connect somewhow to the computer to be able to record it digitaly.
We haven't yet any cable suitable to connect to the old machine and with a usb on the other end.

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#9
December 14, 2010 at 17:06:08
Helmut and others
Any suggestions to my last post?

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#10
December 14, 2010 at 17:37:54
Here's a tutorial:
http://www.audiotoolers.com/ubbt/ub...

take note of item 3. If your stereo system does not have a line out socket connect from headphone socket to PC line-in. Be careful with volume control as it is possible to damage your PC Soundcard by setting the stereo volume too loud.

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#11
December 14, 2010 at 20:38:41
Richard
Thanks!
I think you have the right answer!
I'll check the old music machine again. By the way, which is the line in at the PC end?

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