VinylStudio is the easiest way to convert your records and tapes to digital format and CD. Includes a full set of sound cleaning filters.
▪ Records from any macOS-compatible audio device.
▪ Looks up track listings and album art from a variety of online databases.
▪ Splits your recordings into tracks.
▪ Saves your tracks, properly tagged, in a variety of file formats.
▪ Burns both audio and MP3 CDs and DVDs.
▪ Integrates with the iTunes / Music library.
▪ Includes a powerful and comprehensive set of audio cleanup tools.
▪ Offers many other advanced features for the 'power user'.
▪ Well-proven software - over 20,000 satisfied customers across Mac and Windows.
▪ Technical support by email - we consider this a priority and we won't let you down.
▪ Online video tutorials at: https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=725.0
You won't find an easier or more effective way to digitize your music collection.
Power users might also consider VinylStudio Pro, which is also available on the App Store.
This version supports Catalina.
VinylStudio is now split into two versions - Standard ($29.99) and Pro ($49.99). An upgrade from Standard to Pro is also available ($24.99).
We have also fixed a couple of bugs and added one new feature. For detailed changes, please see the readme file after installing.
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Simple and well thought out LP digitizer
Once you realize that you need to grant access to the "microphone" in Security & Privacy, the app works as promised. I found it very easy to sample an LP, split the file into tracks, look up the metadata, and put the track files in my library.
I've not tried the tick and pop filters or the digital RIAA equalization as I'm using a Parasound USB Phono preamp and digitizer that has excellent RIAA equalization.
Your results will be as good as the phono preamp and digitizer used with Vinyl Studio. Parasound, Schiit Audio, and ProJect make high value phono stages that may be used with an external DAC or audio interface. Some are preamp only. Others are preamp-digitizer combo devices.
The Parasound has 2 stereo line inputs allowing it to be used to record any signal source from your HiFi preamp.
Schiit Audio also makes a separate ADC that may be used with its phono preamp or another of your choice to digitize records. Mike Moffat, Schiit digital audio engineer is one of the best in the business. Don't be put off by the low price. Mike and Schiit are all about good value performance.
Vinyl Studio operates any core audio compatible digitizer, saves the sample stream to file, and performs splitting, adds metadata, etc.
Once your turntable is connected to your Mac, you NEED VinylStudio. I’ve converted about 200 albums, and am still going strong. The interface isn’t the most Mac-like (he has a Windows version as well), but it’s pretty easy to get in and get going. Developer is very responsive (thanks for the 64-bit version!).
My favorite things about VS:
1) Non-destructive editing: Record once--try different equalizer settings, obliterate scratches or leave them in for ambiance--your original recording remains unchanged.
2) Add metadata—enter artist & album title, then you can download track names, track durations, track artists, and album covers directly into the program if they are available online. You can also add realease date, genre, label, composer, conductor, comments, and album notes if you have it. (I like to search discogs, add albums in CDpedia first, then I have all the fine-tuned tags ready for VS)
3) Lots of options for recording (I chose aiff) and export file formats (I like mp3, with all that good track info you added!)
Great to have easy access to all those beloved albums again. Well worth the price. Heartily recommended!
This is far and away the most outstanding, easiest way to digitize my 78’s, 33-1/3s, 45’s, and tapes. So easy! I worked for the longest time in Logic Pro X (my music production software) to design a template that would do this very thing, and while it’s possible, I wasted far too much time trying to accomplish the task. What I came up with in Logic Pro X was ultimately not satisfactory, and a quick search of the app store revealed this fantastic app. So easy! I search high and low for my records, and value each one of them. I listen to them so often that it’s better to digitize them so I don’t wear them out and I can listen when away from home. HIGHLY recommended.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.