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May 23, 2009 9:20 PM   Subscribe

What is the cheapest (best way) to get my vinyl on to YouTube?

I have a stack of vinyl and want to share it. I sold my decks before I emigrated so what should I do now? I don't want to mix, just burn and upload. I live in Canada.
posted by Frasermoo to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I'm confused-- is this music you produced or music you purchased at a store? (i.e. Do you hold the copyright to put in on youtube?)
posted by sharkfu at 9:45 PM on May 23, 2009


Assuming what you're looking for is an inexpensive way to digitize LPs so folks can listen to them at YouTube, the $79.99 Ion turntable is worth a look. I'm about to buy one, so can only say it comes highly recommended for price and ease of use. Check the reviews of other tables in the Ion series to see what might work best for you.
posted by mediareport at 9:51 PM on May 23, 2009


What are you going to use for a visual? I would go with just a tight shot of the record playing.
posted by delmoi at 9:56 PM on May 23, 2009


Actually you don't even need a computer. You could get (or rent somewhere) a camcorder that has audio inputs, and records to a memory card. Just wire the turntable up camcorder's audio inputs and record. It probably won't be perfect, but this is youtube we're talking about half the music on there isn't even stereo.

Then just pop the memory card into your PC, possibly with a $20 adapter and upload.
posted by delmoi at 10:01 PM on May 23, 2009


Jumping in to add that if these records are from major labels, don't expect them to stay on YouTube very long. YouTube has been very efficient at silencing any videos that have copyrighted music in them.
posted by plasticbugs at 11:02 PM on May 23, 2009


Jumping in to add that if these records are from major labels, don't expect them to stay on YouTube very long. YouTube has been very efficient at silencing any videos that have copyrighted music in them.

Sometimes they'll just put ads to buy the song on amazon or itunes.
posted by delmoi at 12:09 AM on May 24, 2009


I use an Ion turntable connected to my pc. Works like magic. Now I can listen to my old DeFranco Family 45's in my car. It's a heartbeat, a love beat....

My turntable cost about $99 and has lasted me 1.5 years of decent use time.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 4:45 AM on May 24, 2009


I'm quite fond of the videos of people playing something on their record player. It's be more awesome if they'd use a decent mic and then combined that with the video.
posted by sully75 at 5:29 AM on May 24, 2009


some examples of the point-a-camera-at-the-player method.

if you do something like this, please:
1. show the album cover! and
2. use a tripod.

sidenote: videos of guys turning a bike into a record player?

awesome.
posted by thatelsagirl at 6:23 AM on May 24, 2009


Some folks seem to be missing the fact that the poster sold his previous turntables. Given the starting position of "no turntables," buying a cheap Ion or similar player is probably the easiest option.
posted by mediareport at 6:37 AM on May 24, 2009


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