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Record music on LP's, cassettes, tapes, CD/DVD player, AM/FM/Satellite radio, etc.

A) Connecting the source:
To make a digital recording of analogue sound on music cassettes, LP's, or AM/FM/Satellite radio for example, you must connect the video recorder, cassette player or record player to the sound card in your computer. You should be able to hear the sound through your computer’s speakers. 

Every sound card is different in detail, so here we can only provide you with some general guidelines on how this is done.

See: How to Connect

Here are some general guidelines:
  • A cassette player or video recorder can be connected to the sound card directly, to the Line In or Auxiliary input connector.
    On a cassette player you must connect the Line Out or Play Out output connectors to the sound card.
    Cables with the right plugs on each end are sold at any electronic appliance store.
    On a video recorder, you must connect the (stereo) audio output connector to the sound card. The audio output signal is usually available together with the video output signal on a so-called SCART output connector on the video recorder. Special cables are available at any electronic appliance store.
  • The signal of a record player is usually too weak to be connected to the sound card directly and must be connected to the Line In or Auxiliary input connector of the sound card through a pre-amplifier.
    If your home stereo-set amplifier has a Phono input, then it does have a pre-amplifier built-in. In that case, you connect the record player to the Phono input on the amplifier and the Rec Out or Line-Out output connector on the amplifier to the sound card Line In or Auxiliary input.
    If you do not have a stereo-set amplifier with a Phono input, or if the amplifier has no Rec Out or Line Out connection, then you can buy a separate turntable pre-amplifier instead and connect that in between the turntable and the computer.
  • At Sound source in the Audio Recorder window, select which input of the sound card to record from.
    Usually this is Auxiliary or Line In for recording from the connected player.
    You can of course also record from any of the other sources, like the microphone.
    Your sound card provides the types and naming of available sound sources and this may differ from one sound card to another.

You can hear what you are recording through the computer speakers connected to the sound card.

B) Open Cool Record Edit Pro and choose 1"New Record", select the desired recording quality, click 2OK.
Select the desired recording quality

C ) Select the recording source and level: 
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  1. Activate 3Auxiliary or Line In by clicking Line In.
  2. You should see the signal on the 4LEDs.
  3. Change the 5recording volume so the LEDs show a medium level.
Select the recording source and level
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  1. See "How To Change The Audio Source in Vista"
  2. Activate Auxiliary or Line In.
D) Click button 6Record. Wait until some music has been recorded.
E) Save your recording to disk:
Click button 7Pause and 8Keep. Cool Record Edit Pro will open recorded music in the Audio Editor, click button 9Save File As....

Save your recording to disk