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Audio Digitization Station Instructions

Guide to using the Audio Digitization Station in the Music Library

Audio Digitization

If you'd like to digitize an analog audio format, we're happy to let you use some of our equipment here in the music library. We get questions to digitize various formats fairly regularly, and if it isn't for class purposes, we cannot digitize things for you. The process can be time-consuming, and we have a lot going on in the music library that keeps us from being able to prioritize these projects. However, if you have the time and inclination to digitize a record or cassette, this guide will help you use our digitization station in our Music Lab and change those formats to something a little more convenient.

Getting Started

At the Circulation desk, ask for the key to the media cart in the Music Lab 310G. If you’d like to listen while the audio is being converted, you may also want to check out a pair of headphones with an adapter for the receiver.

Check that the unit power, beneath the receiver on the right, is switched on (red indicator light should be illuminated) and then push the receiver power to turn it on. Once on, select from the receiver the device needed for conversion: phono for turntable, tape monitor for cassette deck. Turn on the power to the turntable or cassette deck as needed. If you would like to listen and monitor what is being recorded, plug headphones (with adapter) into the headphone jack in the receiver.