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Old 01-16-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Old vinyl and cassettes

First I am not ashamed to admit I am electronically challenged.

Assuming you know what vinyl and cassette tapes are, I am looking for recommendations for transferring to a format better suited for traveling and camping. Thanks.
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For the vinyl, a USB turntable and coverting software. Same software fro the tapes attached to a stereo and the same software. Audacity Software.

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First I am not ashamed to admit I am electronically challenged.

Assuming you know what vinyl and cassette tapes are, I am looking for recommendations for transferring to a format better suited for traveling and camping. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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For the vinyl, a USB turntable and coverting software. Same software fro the tapes attached to a stereo and the same software. Audacity Software.

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Converting to what please? CD, smart phone, mp3? I have my old turntable but it is not a MSB turntable. Can I plug it into something with the RCA plugs?
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I have danced this dance. I have found that most of my musical needs are satisfied by Pandora. The free version. You can play it through Bluetooth, and if your head unit in the trailer is not Bluetooth friendly, then it is a simple $100 upgrade.

I was no longer willing to spend the time transferring my analog music to another medium, for the relatively brief periods I wanted to listen to that music while camping.
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Don't spend money on new gear such as a USB turntable. Spend it on downloading MP3 versions of the music you like to your phone or a dedicated MP3 player. Plug that via an aux cable into an existing stereo if yours has an aux input. If not, buy a portable speaker. Recharge both the MP3 player and the speaker either when you've got a generator running, in the tow vehicle when it is running, or off your solar array.
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I would convert any CD's you have to MP3 and buy MP3 or CD versions of the stuff you have on vinyl and tape. The goal here is to have your entire music collection on a memory stick that you put in an MP3 player. I prefer to have CD's as masters to make MP3's from. I think the Microsoft Zune player is still downloadable and it will convert them to MP3 for you if you have a PC to put it on. If you have no computer skills then just start over buying MP3 versions of your music. You still need to be able to get them on to whatever MP3 player your going to use. There are also streaming services and satellite radio that might be of interest to you. If you have a smart phone, you can use it to store and play music as well as stream stuff off the internet if you have a data plan.

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You should be able to plug the turntable into an amplifier and then the amplifier into the input jack on your computer. Record the record and convert to MP3 or Apple and then copy to a MP3 player or Ipod. I currently have over 13,000 songs on my IPod and still have about four feet of old vinyl to convert.

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Converting to what please? CD, smart phone, mp3? I have my old turntable but it is not a MSB turntable. Can I plug it into something with the RCA plugs?
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It is a time consuming task.

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You should be able to plug the turntable into an amplifier and then the amplifier into the input jack on your computer. Record the record and convert to MP3 or Apple and then copy to a MP3 player or Ipod. I currently have over 13,000 songs on my IPod and still have about four feet of old vinyl to convert.

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Yes it is, but I have the vinyl and searching for all of that online would take time and if they have to be purchased it would be money, if everything is available. I still have the hard copy if something goes bad with the music stored on the cloud, I don't use cellular date to listen and don't need a connection to listen.

To each his own.

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Buy a iPod or any smart phone with 64 gb of storage eBay , Droid Motor Z there about $250.00 you can convert for months on end or download Pandora and pay $5.00 a month and get unlimited music. The only problem with transferring music from vinyl to Mp3 is it's a ten step process.
It's like pirating movies from Vhs to DVD because it's not in digital format it's time consuming can you do yes. Can you do it all in ten years I am positive you can.
Smart phones are actually simple it's just figuring out how to do it on them. I recommend Droid turbo or Moto z because I throw them often and the usually don't break.
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As far as Pandora, my favorite artists are from the 60s and 70s and somewhat esoteric. I doubt Pandora would have many recordings, although I have never used Pandora. If one of you Pandora users is willing to run a test; check out Country Joe and the Fish. Right now I am in a Richie Havens phase who is more widely known if you want to check that would help me decide if I want to pursue Pandora.
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I stream music in my home and vehicles mostly with Pandora and some with Tidal. With Pandora, you can create your own stations which will then play your favorite songs and will also play music from similar artists. For instance, you may like Shawn Colvin and create a station. When it plays Sunny Came Home, you can click on the “thumb’s up” button. If you don’t like a song, just click on the “thumb’s down” button or fast forward button. You will discover all sorts of music from many artists. When at home, I use SONOS. In my vehicles, I use the Bluetooth connection.

I have given up on XM, period. One phone call to this company should suffice to convince you to seek other alternatives.
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Country Joe is waiting for you on Pandora. The Fish will be in attendance as well....
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Don't spend money on new gear such as a USB turntable. Spend it on downloading MP3 versions of the music you like to your phone or a dedicated MP3 player. Plug that via an aux cable into an existing stereo if yours has an aux input. If not, buy a portable speaker. Recharge both the MP3 player and the speaker either when you've got a generator running, in the tow vehicle when it is running, or off your solar array.


Ditto. We had a yard sale several years ago and I sold 200+/- LP’s. The buyers were predominantly college aged and they snapped them up like candy. I was happy and a little richer, they were ecstatic.

I have all the music I need at my fingertips now on any device I carry.

Old school recordings are fine and are said to have depth and character lacking in today’s digital recording world. Maybe true, but my ears don’t work as well as they use to so I will never know the difference.

YMMV

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