AlpineSoft has updated their vinyl-and-tape-to-CD-and-MP3 software, VinylStudio for the Mac, to version 7.5. The latest version can handle a much wider range of file formats including AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, CAF, AAC, WAV, MP3, OGG and WMA.
It also includes many detailed user interface improvements, including the ability to import album cover art directly from a web browser via drag and drop and a number of new features (such as playing at reduced speed to pin down those hard-to-find clicks) requested by users.
VinylStudio is a software solution for digitizing vinyl LPs and tapes. It records your records and tapes, splits those recordings into tracks, removes scratches, tape hiss and more and burns both audio and MP3 CDs and DVDs. You can also play your recordings on your computer. VinylStudio can look up track listings over the Internet and copy tracks to your iPod or MP3 player.
VinylStudio comes with audio cleanup filters to remove clicks, crackles, tape hiss and more. All you need is a turntable (or USB turntable) hooked up to your Mac, or you can record cassettes using any cassette player. VinylStudio includes instructions on how to connect up your turntable and will take you through the entire process of digitizing your music step-by-step.
VinylStudio costs US$29.95. You can download a demo from the AlpineSoft web site (http://www.alpinesoft.co.uk).