Can you explain, in plain English, how to record LPs onto my PC?
First, connect your device (let's say it's a turntable) to iMic's input.
Then flip iMic's switch to the "line" position, if you're using a line-out of your receiver (that would be the red and white RCA type connectors) or to the "mic" position if you're connecting the wires directly from the turntable. "Mic" mode engages iMic's internal preamp, which you'll probably need to boost the signal of the turntable. Plug iMic into a USB port on your computer.
In your Control Panel, go to Sounds/Audio Devices. Make your soundcard your playback device and iMic your recording device.
Next, you'll need some recording software. For PC users, we recommend a program called Audacity, which you can download here. Once you've downloaded and installed Audacity, open the program and go to Preferences, which you'll find under Edit in the menu bar, or you can just hold down the Control key and press P. Click on the Audio I/O tab and make your soundcard your playback device and iMic your recording device. Choose 2 channel stereo, and be sure to check the box that says "software playthrough." Close Preferences. Now you're ready.
If you click PAUSE and then click RECORD, you should be able to now hear audio come through your computer speakers and you can cue up your tape, record, etc.
The controls in Audacity are pretty simple; red circle is Record, brown box is Stop, etc. Just be sure that when you save a file, you actually choose "export" under File and export it as a WAV. Audacity will ask you to name the file and say where you want it to be saved. We recommend that you save it to the desktop, so that you can just drag it to iTunes if you want to burn a disc.