iTunes, iPod - copying in from analog sources
Posted on 2007-03-23
Itunes (v 7.1.1) -Ipod:
Any advice on copying analog sources to Itunes/Ipod would be appreciated. Have many vinyl albums, cassette tapes and even reel-to-reel. Plugging from back of stereo system into microphone input on Toshiba Tecra M3 (running XP) results in dubious volume level and quality.
I have seen but not tried an Apple/Griffin product: "iMic USB Audio Interface", but there is no way to know if it will d the trick without buying it first. Anyone have experience with it or similar interface hardware? I have also seen reference to Creative's Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS - though haven't actually seen it in Australia.
I plan to use Roxio Creator 8 (which I have already) unless there is a much better software alternative.
I understand that because of the audio source, there will be a lot of manual fiddling if want each song identified (to puit breaks between songs, and fill in title and artist and genre information... might even need to adjust settings between songs.
If I win the lottery I may short-cut the project by downloading all from the music store!