The steps to transfer vinyl to DVD-Audio disc with Solo :
Step 1 : Set the recording and monitoring parameters
Step 2 : Record each track or record the whole side of the vinyl
Step 3 : (optional) associate pictures with the tracks
Step 4 : Fine tune the project
Step 5 : Burn to DVD-Audio disc
Step 2 : Record each track (buttons Record / Stop), or record the whole side of the disc and later edit a CUE sheet file (see help).
Step 3 : (optional) associate pictures with the tracks. Drag & Drop selected picture paths in the Import panel. Or alternatively if you want a pure DVD-Audio disc without pictures, uncheck the "On" check box in the Settings panel as illustrated below.
Step 4 : Fine tune the project. E.g., for each track you can adjust the starting position from the beginning of the audio file (Position) or its duration (Output play time). Or reorder the tracks within the groups.
Step 1 : Set the recording and monitoring parameters. (A) Recording and Play device to be able to hear/monitor your recording. (B) the input source for the Recording device, e.g. Line in. (C) the recording sampling rate and bit depth.
What you need to transfer vinyl to DVD-Audio discs :
1) Good quality turntable.
2) Good quality sound card for your PC (internal or external), capable of recording at high-resolution (e.g. 96kHz / 24 bit). Following is a non-exhaustive list of manufacturers that provide cards of reasonable quality: Terratec, M-audio, E-mu, Creative Labs, Edirol, Presonus. External sound cards have a better chance to be isolated from the electrical noise of the PC.
3) Optional : a RIAA preamp if the sound card does not have it on board. Audio enthusiasts prefer an external RIAA preamp to isolate it from the electrical noise of the PC. Following is a link on the subject : Bugle Pro or Google "RIAA preamp".
4) Good quality cables between the turntable and the soundcard.
6) DVD-Audio Solo to author and burn the DVD-Audio disc.
Step 5 : Burn to DVD-Audio disc by clicking the Write Button in the Export panel.
After recording in stereo and before transferring to DVD-Audio disc, you can apply upmix to convert from stereo to 5.1 in high-resolution. This step is reversible as you can later extract the original stereo signal from the front speakers.