Anyone have experience with the current state of turning vinyl records into decent digital audio formats (e.g. FLAC)? My guitar buddy and I have been learning songs from bands who were active before I was born, and some of the late 70s era stuff has never existed in digital formats. Doug thinks nothing of playing his LPs at thunderous volume over and over again, but I worry on his behalf and would like to be able to give him good advice on preservation.
I know there are record players for relatively cheap that have USB built in to talk to the computer, but he already has a decent (I’m guessing) record player and an external digital audio interface. I’m guessing it is as simple as connecting one to the other and setting one’s levels properly, and hitting record on Audacity, but if anyone knows a good guide or recommended hardware, I’m interested.