Can't get out of the gate. 2013-10-01 19:21:45 I have a few questions before I get to the bull-work of vinyl to PC recording.Goal:I live overseas for the winter. I want to get some vinyl on an external hdd, such that I can do all the editing later. So for now, all I want is to the get the vinyl digitized while I am around my collection and recording equipment.Speaking of Equipment:I am using an old desktop (because it has a pci slot); EMU 1820 sound card (with phone inputs); old school Marantz turntable (serviced and new cartridge/needle). I intend to transfer the new files to an external hdd, take overseas, and use a much newer laptop to do all the editing and work on the files.Software:At the moment it's Audacity, but I'm not married to it. The desktop is running XP Pro.My Thinking:My intent is to record the vinyl in entire sides. I can do the splitting and everything else at my leisure later (it's a time thing). I thought I would record 24bits and 96,000 sample rate.Question(s):My original intent was to save as .wav files, but now that I've done a test recording, I see Audacity can save to it's own .aup project files...but then am I married to it using Audacity (as opposed to Adobe Audition) for editing?Is there any issue with saving to .wav files vis-a-vis later editing?Maybe it would be better to decide now on Audacity vs. Audition and start with what I will edit with? The only problem with that is I have Audacity ready to go (more or less), and I don't have Audition to goof around with.Hdd space is not of great importance; if I have to get another bigger hdd..so be it.I sort of only have one chance to do this without waiting another year.