So far so good!
I suspect there’s some love/hate for serious audiophiles, but so far I’m very impressed! (And the original files are always there, so be sure to read the instructions if you have a problem). There’s a lot of attention paid to newbies in the instructions/guides/etc, and its light-years ahead of the competition for getting your vinyl into the modern era. Its also careful to keep original extractions for those that need the serious post-production manipulation. They care more than most in documentation too. The software that came with my USB turntable is awful at best, this can download track info and artwork on top of the audio processing. I also honestly feel there’s a dedication to the future and recent technologies, so they can definitely keep my $30 to pay it forward!
recording volumn is too low and no way to increase
disappointed…. it does what it is intended to do however, the recorded volume is so much lower than your other itunes music. You basically have to turn up the stereo to hear what was recorded. there seems to be no way to control this.
Stop Be sure you can actually hook up your turn table
I am not making any statements about this product per se but rather that I bought this and then discovered I can not hook it up to my new Mac Book Pro. The Mac Book has no non-USB inputs except one HDMI. My Denon receiver AVR 2310 ci has no audio outputs that I could find. So it is impossible to mate these two. I did connect the Denon HDMI out to the Mac HDMI in but nothing. I did discover an affordable phono preamp with a USB out so maybe I’ll try again.
I was hesitant to buy this program after reading Zaneman's review for the current version, so I tried the trial version from the developer’s website. After recording one album and saving it to iTunes, I promptly purchased it so I could save unlimited albums. All I can say is that this program is amazing!!! We just wanted to be able to listen to our old jazz albums on our newer devices, and this program made it easy and quick. As far as any audio distortion or clipping issues go, they were non-existent. I wonder if the other reviewer bothered to set the input levels before recording audio at all. I followed the simple instructions, set the levels to avoid clipping, recorded at the highest quality, and was able to easily seperate the tracks and import them to my iTunes library with almost no effort at all. The audio quality is amazing, better than any digital music I have bought in the past. I highly recommend this program to anyone who has vinyl records they wish to listen to on their modern devices.
Not happy with this program. After hours of use, and three albums later, I’ve removed all of the albums that I digitized with this program from my iTunes library. This was mostly due to the extreme clipping and boost of of the frequencies below 31Hz. Its unlistenable. sounds nothing like the record. This software does a good job of looking up the ablum titles and applying them to the split tracks. What this software does not do very well in my opinion is remove clicks, pops, noise, album hiss and normalise. Instead, the inaudible clicks and pops of less than .0001 second in duration with an unmeasurable amplitude are removed. The software finds anywhere from hundreds to over ten thousands of these, depending on the setting per album side. Of these corrections, (in my opinion} may be ten or less, twenty in a bad album, are audible. Problem is if you have brass and precussion protection on, the software will miss the ten to twenty audible clicks and pops. Noise, album hiss to be more specific. I could sample it, but in the end it was still there. I could here it on all of the albums after they were digitized and added to my library. Normalise, this feature worked like a champ at increasing the overall input to the point of distortion, and clipping. All of the albums that I digitized ended up with an extreme low frequency boost which was centred around 30hz or so. I’m talking distortion level to the point of severe clipping. The normalise feature is found in numerous places from save tracks to filter settings. Not sure if it got applied numerous times or what, but the albums are unlistenable due to distoration and amplification of the low frequencies. Sounds nothing like the original album. Bottom line. This product is in my opinion not ready for prime time. What this did well was add the track names to the split tracks with no typing, and convert the file to MP3 and or other formats. As far as faithfull duplication the LP to a digital format, it made a mess of it.