Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Record Music from my A-T USB Turntable on to my Computer?

Question: How do I record music from my A-T USB turntable on to my computer?

Answer: Audio-Technica USB turntables allow you to connect to a Windows or Mac computer to record your cherished albums on the computer. Once on the computer, you may save the recording to compatible digital files and use them with other devices by burning them to a CD, or putting them onto an MP3 player or other device. To accomplish this, you must become something of a home recording engineer, but this process is simpler than it may sound. Although other home recording software is available, we use the popular free software called Audacity in the examples we have prepared for you. And while there are alternative methods to get the music from your records into the digital domain, we have attempted to provide the most straightforward, step-by-step instructions in the videos below. Whether you are using a Windows computer or a Mac, we recommend watching all of the videos pertaining to your specific operating system to ensure you get set up properly. The video descriptions and individual links allow you to come back at any point to review a specific topic.

Windows

Use your Audio-Technica USB Turntable with a Windows 10 Computer

(Click link above to watch the 4 videos pertaining to Windows.)

 

The breakdown of the above videos:

Install Audacity 2.x on Windows 10 computer

Configure Audacity 2.x on Windows 10 computer

Record from turntable into Audacity on Windows 10 computer

Create and export individual tracks on Windows 10 computer

 

Mac

Use your Audio-Technica USB Turntable with a Mac Computer

(Click link above to watch the 5 videos pertaining to Mac.)

 

 The breakdown of the above videos:

Install Audacity 2.x on Mac

Set up Audacity 2.x on Mac

Record from turntable into Audacity on Mac

 Use Audacity Marker Track on Mac

Export individual songs to iTunes on Mac

 

These videos are available for you to refer back to at any point to ensure you have all of your computer settings properly configured for maximum performance with your turntable and computer software. Again, you may use a variety of different programs to accomplish the same thing and you should check with those software companies for additional assistance with their products. If you have further questions on recording with your Audio-Technica USB turntable, feel free to contact the Audio Solutions Department.

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