Masks are Required in the Library

by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Vinyl to Digital Conversion

Vinyl to Digital Conversion

  1. Place 1st side of record on turntable and the Mode button until the display shows PHONO.
  2. Push the lift lever upward and gently move the needle over the record. The record will start spinning automatically. Pull the lift lever down to lower the needle on to the record and start playing.
  3. Adjust the volume. Somewhere in the U15 to U20 should be good.
  4. Open Audacity on the computer. Press the red record button.
    Audacity controls
  5. When the first side of the record finishes, push the lift lever upward again. Move the needle back to it’s starting position to stop the record spinning. If you wish to record the second side, you can flip the record and repeat the steps above to lower the needle on to the record.
  6. When the second side finishes press stop in Audacity.
  7. Go to File and choose Export->Export as MP3. Change the save location, file name, and format options as desired.
  8. Drag the file into iTunes. Right click on the audio file in iTunes and choose Add to Playlist > New Playlist.
  9. Go to file and click “Burn Playlist to Disc”.
  10. Put a CD-R into the disc tray and burn the CD. You can also drag the file directly on to a USB drive.

Cassette to Digital Conversion

  1. Press the Mode button until the display shows TAPE.
  2. Insert Side 1 of the cassette into the cassette tape slot on the right side of the machine. The exposed side of the tape should face the back of the machine. After pushing the tape fully into the player, it will automatically start playing.
  3. Adjust the volume. Somewhere in the U15 to U20 should be good.
  4. Follow the above instructions to record with Audacity.
  5. Press the eject button fully in to eject the tape. Press the button halfway in the fast forward.
  6. When the tape stops, you can eject the tape and insert Side 2 to continue recording.