Missed this when it was posted. My suggestion for anyone wanting to do this is start with a RCA to mini plug adapter (assuming you only have RCA outputs on the turntable). About $4 at Radio Shack.
Plug into your mic jack on your computer and use something like audacity to record. You can do the same thing with tape.
They make both decks and turntables that will connect via USB, there is some benefit to this because the signal is directly converted to digital but for the average joe it's overkill.
mozz wrote:.... line out of the Sony into a Philips cdr 775. The Philips is a dual tray cd burner, you have to buy blanks rated for music, which have a copyright payment already figured into the price, think they are called music CD'S, they are harder to find now. Regular blank cd's won't work.
You also paid more for the standalone CD recorder because it has same tax applied, it's why every CD player isn't recorder. That tax goes to the RIAA so if you're recording even something personal you're paying the RIAA to do it. There's no difference between standard CD and "Music" CD except a standalone CD recorder will only record to "music" CD. You can just use record to computer then burn to regular CD.