Growing up for many of us, our first type of exposure to music came either via the radio or from our own or our parent’s record player!! For a long time there seemed to be a slow decline of LPs as cassettes, CDs, and, eventually, MP3s become more predominate. It looked like the death of vinyl was imminent. However, in the mid 2000’s something incredible happened…vinyl was coming back in a BIG way and has seen no slow down or stopping since! There are many reasons attributed to this but the one that seems to be unanimous among the young and young-at-heart is the SOUND. Vinyl just has a richness that MP3 and CDs lack. With that, newbies started purchasing them while other people started dusting off their old collections and/or parent’s collections and started giving them a spin. However, as it was now as it was then, vinyl is not the most mobile of mediums BUT with today’s technology converting vinyl has never been easier!! Fountaindale’s own Studio 300 has the means and way for anyone to convert your vinyl to CD to be able to listen to that vinyl quality and vinyl sound…in your car! Below are the steps needed and necessary to navigate this:
1. Insert blank CD-R or CD-RW into CD recorder. Then place album on turntable.
2. Turn the turntable on, choose 33 rpm, and hit start.
3. Press record on the CD recorder. Then drop the needle on the album.
4. Press play to start the recording process. The recorder will automatically separate the tracks when it detects a pause. When the first side of the album is done recording, press the pause button on the recorder.
5. Turn the album over and drop the needle. Hit the pause button to continue the recording process.
6. When the second side is recorded, press stop, then press finalize. When it asks FINALIZE OK?, push ENTER on the MULTI DIAL knob.
7. Once finalized you’ll be able to listen to the disc on any CD player.
With that you are all set and ready to go, go, go!!