My Music Collection and How I Record my LPs
My dad is a music collector and he started his collection in the year 1985. To this day, we are expanding the collection by visiting second-hand music shops in Kadikoy, Istanbul, buying from Facebook groups and importing from Germany. Today, the LP records we have easily exceed 2000. The collection consists of, but not limited to 80s soul, funk and disco music. We also have same albums with different presses. My dad actively documents the records that do not exist in Discogs database such as this and this.
Sometimes, we record tracks from LPs for fun using a USB Webcam, a USB phono preamp and a computer. The LP plays either on our Pro-Ject Primary E with Ortofon OM 5E cartridge or Dual 621 with Audio-Technica VM530EN cartridge, which is connected to the Rega Fono Mini A2D preamplifier, which is then connected to the computer used for playing media. As the preamplifier can output to both USB and analog at the same time, I can listen to the playing music from my amplifier while recording at the same time. For recording, I just use OBS (Open Broadcaster Software).
Here, I provided an example of the recording of Goo Goo Wah Wah by Wah Wah Watson, for details about this album, you can visit the Discogs page.