Monday, January 19, 2009

My Vinyl Gets Their Groove Back

If I didn't have enough hobbies - On a  whim, I bought an item that I had been eyeballing for quite sometime: The ION iPTUSB turntable. 
This little baby can plug straight into your computer, where you can record from the turntable via USB cable. 

At first when I fooled around with it, I could hear , my dog barking and my girlfriend talking to me...not good!
I found out, that i had to change some settings on my comp. and within the program. After adjusting accordingly, I was good to go.

The Software has two options: EZ where you just have big buttons that say RECORD and NEW TRACK. You dont have any control of the quality. However the Audacity SW allows you to do some intricate editing at the sound strand level. 

I was able to find some obscure albums at the Goodwill for 99 cents apiece : Herb Alpert, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante, and others. Can't wait to digitize my vinyl of Disney's "Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted Mansion." I'll keep you posted...


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