Last year my Dad gifted me with his collection of 45s (see the original post here). They've been sitting around and I finally got around to converting them to mp3s.
This was my setup. Turntable next to the computer (Bruce helping the whole time). We have a turntable that converts vinyl to mp3 and it's so ridiculously easy. Just drop the needle and hit record. It took a little over a weekend to do the collection of 149 songs. There are so many great artists. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Big Bands, Crooners...
|My Nana, Aunt Mimi and Grandpa Al at my Aunt's Debut in the 50s|
The project is 99% complete. There is one more song that I need to record but it's on a 78. It's the theme song of a Tiki themed hotel in Miami that they vacationed at and I am having a hard time finding a 78 to mp3 converter.
I never knew my Grandfather and my Nana died when I was 16. This was an amazing way to connect with them. I can imagine them dancing and singing along. They've shown me artists I've never heard of and really enjoy. Music is amazing that way. I feel very lucky to be the caretaker of these songs. For Christmas I'll be putting these all on CDs for my Dad.