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Audio to MP3

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I have a bunch of vinyl records that I like to convert to MP3 and build up in my iTunes library. Currently over 2000 songs. Just recently started to convert after a lengthy pause using Audacity but wouldn't work. Audacity is not compatible with Catalina. (Posted on another thread that I downgraded back to Mojave.) Still wouldn't work but I found a program that is even better. It's called VinylStudio. Recording an album is easy. You can list the title tracks while it is recording, save the tracks when done and it automatically puts them into iTunes. All you have to do is create a playlist and then drag the album over from the Recently Added file. One thing nice about this program is that automatically eliminates hisses and scratches. Best thing is that the base program is free. (I don't need the stuff that the Pro version does.)

This program is terrific.
 

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Nice program. Thanks for posting that. Do keep in mind that when converting any audio file to MP3 you are in fact compressing the file and it will suffer some audio quality. MP3s work great for voice recordings but sometimes not so good for music. But if you're happy with the results, that's all that matters. :)
 
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Thanks exncite, I was about to post a question regarding the most recommended audio conversion software for Mojave. I have bought a compact cassette tape converter to transfer my priceless Goon Show analog recordings to digital (.mp3). Instructions mentioned Audacity (mini CD included, but for Win), and I believe GarageBand did likewise, so the pointer to VinylStudio is most helpful.
 

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You could also use QuickTime Player X to do this. These directions break the task into very simple steps.
 

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You're welcome. Other apps have some useful features for what you're doing but sometimes it's nice to know what the apps included with the Mac can d.
 
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