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Old 04-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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I want to digitize my vinyl and cassettes into iTunes where I have already loaded CDs so I can listen to them in the car (via USB flash drive) and maybe some day into an iPod.

I found software online and all I needed was a cable that connected the turntable or cassette player to the computer via the AUDIO IN port. The problem is, my MacBook Pro doesn't have an AUDIO IN port. I guess that's normal for most laptops.

Is there another way I can get this done? What about connecting the turntable/cassette deck via a USB port? Is there a connector cable that does that/will that even work?

I'd really appreciate any help. I have a good deal of great analog music I really miss.
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The microphone jack on your MBP is the audio in port. Just like the headphone jack is audio out.

In order to capture the audio, you will need a converter of some kind.
Amazon.com: Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface: Electronics

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I don,t own one, but USB turntables are available anywhere, (prob casset to USB also).

Audio-Technica ATLP60 USB Turntable at zZounds

I don't know about the car audio cable.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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The microphone jack on your MBP is the audio in port. Just like the headphone jack is audio out.

In order to capture the audio, you will need a converter of some kind.
Amazon.com: Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface: Electronics

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The problem is, I don't have a microphone jack as there is a built in microphone.

But it looks like the device you linked will do the trick. Thanks so much!
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Weird that there wouldn't be a microphone jack, is this an apple thing? Mine has a microphone (not a mac), but the option to connect your own headset or microphone if you want to.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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Weird that there wouldn't be a microphone jack, is this an apple thing? Mine has a microphone (not a mac), but the option to connect your own headset or microphone if you want to.
I have a headphone jack but no mic. From my reading, it not unusual for a laptop to not have a mic jack.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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There is a little device I got on a coupon website. It looks like this. It can do VHS to digital and audio too. It was under $20 including shipping.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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That's great Alix. Thanks a lot.
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Hope it works for you. Its a pretty easy fix. Sad that tape of all types doesn't last.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #10
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I figure if I can digitize all the music I have that I care about, I can listen to it everywhere. I can plug an iPod or flash drive into my car for endless music. If I buy an iPod and a doodad, I can play it all at home too.
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