Before copying your LPs to CD, you need to clean them as much as you can. Consider having your records professionally cleaned. This can be done by someone who has a Keith Monks cleaning machine. If this is not an option, you can use a portable vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt from the tracks on your LPs. Cleaning your vinyl helps reduce the risk of hearing sound distortions when transferring your LPs to CDs.
If you do not have access to a handuum or a regular vacuum cleaner, you may be able to use vinyl cleaners to remove dirt and grime from your LPs. However, this is a worst case scenario, as it may cause audio distortion on the CDs using liquid on your vinyl.
If you want the best sound when converting LPs to CD, quality turntable. If you do not have a computer or do not want to have problems buying software and sound cards and connecting a turntable to your computer, consider buying a turntable with a built-in CD recording function. The Lasonic LP-to-CD recording system and Ions LP 2 CD are two devices that have this feature.
But if you want to go a step further, recording systems like Ion LPDock and Crosley CR249 Portable USB turntable can burn LPs to your computer’s hard drive. These turntables also include software that allows you to clean up audio distortions and record LPs on CDs. The cables needed to connect to your computer are equipped with the turntables. The price of this type of LP recording system varies between $ 300 and $ 500.
Record LPs to CDs quite easily when you have the right equipment. Insert a blank CD into the CD player. Play your vinyl LP. Press the ‘Record’ button on the CD player. This transfers songs from your LP directly to your CD. Conversely, if you copy songs from your LP to your computer, you can use the CD recording software that came with your turntable, or you can send the songs from your LPs to a media player or jukebox. Windows Media Player and MusicMatch are popular ways to play music and burn CDs to your computer. Click and drag your newly added songs from an LP in the CD burn window. When you have all the songs from your LP ready, insert a blank CD. Click on the ‘start burn’ button. If you have older 45-rpm records and other vinyl LPs, you may want to convert your music to CDs. Converting LPs to CDs gives you the opportunity to enjoy your older music in today’s modern sound system. Since vinyl records have given way to CDs and MP3s, turntables or turntables are also quite outdated.