Friday, February 1, 2008
Vinyl to Digital
Recently, a client wanted to put his collection of music onto his computer. No big deal, you say, just download the tunes from the internet and then sync your favorite mp3 player (i.e., ipod). But there's a catch. All of the music is on records. You know, those big, round things that resemble a Frisbee and have circular grooves on them. You also need a record player aka turntable, amplifier, speakers, etc. to hear the music. Well, the client only had the large record collection without any stereo equipment.
So, after some research, we decided on the Ion iTTUsb Turntable. It costs about $110 from Amazon.com Very simple to set up. Just install the software. Plug the turntable into a vacant usb port on your computer. Launch software, play record and save recording to computer. Its a great solution to turn your old, irreplaceable vinyl into digital recordings.