How do I input signal from turntable to convert LPs to CD?

Hello:
Like many of you, probably, I have a collection of LPs I want to digitize and store on my MacBook/iPhone/iPod and/or transfer to CD. Does Apple have a simple method for doing this?
Many thanks!
Medren

Quite a lot of info is on the net about this topic. In short:
Your LP player - if you normally need to play it through your stereo, you are probably using Phono inputs on your stereo. This is needed to amplify the stylus/cartridge and provide the RIAA phono equalization. Then I would take a line level signal out of the stereo, such as TAPE OUT, or Preamp Out, and connect that directly to the Mac input.
It is possible you have a turntable with built-in preamplification and RIAA eq, in which case, it would have Line Outputs and could be directly connected to the Mac. It is also possible to have a turntable with a USB digital connection, which is another matter.
On the Mac, you must select the line input with the System Preferences/Sound/input window.
Audacity is fine for recording and editing the LPs into digital files. Use 16 bit, 44.1 kHz digitization. iTunes can be used to make CDs from these files, but options and caveats abound. You do not need to buy Toast to record and make CDs, but many people like it.

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