Listen to Your Vinyl on Your iPod
Mar 19, 2008 12:48 PM,
By Jason Bovberg
If you’re like me, you
cherish your vinyl record collection for its nostalgia and for its
high-quality non-digital sound. You’ve probably been looking for a
simple way to transfer those recordings into digital media files.
Audio-Technica has come up with a USB turntable and software package,
the Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB, that’s compatible with PCs and Macs.
The turntable package includes a turntable and phono cartridge,
configuration software, and a USB cable that you use to connect the
turntable directly to a computer. The turntable, designed to deliver
high-quality sound, features fully automatic operation, and a 33.3RPM
and 45RPM speed selector to play vinyl formats from LP albums to
12-inch and 7-inch singles. The supplied USB cable enables
plug-and-play connection to a desktop or laptop computer. The unit’s
switchable phono preamp, RCA output cables, and adapter cables allow
connections to a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems,
and to A/V receivers that don’t include a dedicated phono input.
The supplied Cakewalk PYRO (for PC) and Audacity (for Mac or PC)
software converts the record audio to MP3, WAV, or Windows Media Audio
(WMA) files for playback on portable audio players, computers, home
media centers, and car audio systems. The PYRO software also features
DeClicker and DeNoiser utilities that automatically remove pops,
clicks, noise, and hiss from LP recordings, and design software for
creating personalized CD jewel case artwork and CD labels. For more
information, visit the Audio-Technica Web site.