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I've been ripping my old vinyls onto wav and mp3 format. 200 down.. only 100 to go. Pulled that one off the stack last week along with "Fripp and Eno". Ain't been listening to much else since.

Robert Fripp, heh heh. Most everyone else is 2nd tier. Don't even start me on the utter wasteland that is commercial radio.
What are you using to do it? One of those USB turntables? Roxio Spin Dr?
 

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I still have the Sansui turntable and Sansui amplifier I bought in Japan in 1970. I play the record on the turntable and use patchcords from the aux_out to the mike input on my soundcard. I use Wavepad software to save the music as a wav file. Wavepad will do click/pop suppression on the sound and save the files in mp3 format as well as wav. It works pretty good. You just have to remember that those analog recordings need equalization processing because the digital players of today don't have the treble and bass controls we used to use to make the vinyls sound good. There is a sound processing suite that came with my motherboard's built in sound card that does that.

In some ways I do like the analog sound better.
I think Roxio Spin Dr can do the same kind of thing. I was at Best Buy and saw a turntable that hooked up via USB and came with software for doing what you're doing. It wasn't that expensive.

Nowadays, downloads are so cheap that if I really want an old album, I'll just download it or I'll go on eBay and buy a used cd for a buck.
 

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'Good luck finding stuff like The Insect Trust, Cactus, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer Live, Fripp and Eno, 801 Live.... etc.'

Nektar, ELO, Manzanera, Budgie, Nazz, Supertramp, Talking Heads, Devo, Dixie Dregs, Mother's Finest, Alan Parsons Project...

Man, I could stay busy for a while!

I suppose they make a module that allows you to connect your analog turntable to a USB, eh?
You could connect a turntable directly, however the only issue would be the ground wire. My turntable has the little wire that runs to the back of the receiver. The newer receivers don't even have a phono input so I wonder if you just clip the wire on the back somewhere?
 
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