Monday, January 07, 2008


Those of you that read this blog on a regular basis may have noted that I have been posting an inordinate amount of classic rock lately. It has been my experience to have music & the writing of literature creatively intertwined. Glad that some of you have noticed and enjoyed this retrospective of some of the music that I first listened to in my formative years. I have of course just touched the peak of the iceberg.

As a teenager I had a considerable vinyl collection which has been depleted over time by trade-offs for books etc... with friends, lovers & other strangers. However, I still have a decent 33 LP collection that I am transferring to mp3 format with this gizmo:

Ion USB Turntable

Product Features & Specifications
  • Professional quality turntable connects to your PC via USB
  • Classic styling with included smoked plastic dust cover
  • Rip your vinyl directly to MP3 or WAV format
  • Easily move your recordings to iPod or burn them to CD (Free iTunes software download required)
  • Ships with Audacity software (compatible with PC and Mac) for removing clicks, pops, and other undesirable characteristics of vinyl
  • Audacity supports high-speed recording, then returns music to original playback speed
  • Audacity software includes ability to export to WAV and MP3
  • 33.33 and 45 RPM playback speeds
  • Supports the recording of 78 RPM records through the included software
  • RCA line outputs with built-in pre-amp allow direct connection to your existing audio system.
  • Plug and Play USB compatibility with both Windows (XP, 2000, Vista) and Mac OS X
  • Packaged with all necessary cables to interconnect with both a computer and stereo playback system

So I will be incorporating in my blog a series of posts high-lighting these albums and some of the tracks on them.


Brent Goodman said...

Now that looks like a fantastic idea!

Collin said...

Ooooh, I want me one of them!!!

Nick said...

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Nick said...

And no I don't get a % of their sales - I just think that it's a great product for those of us that have hoarded all those lps all these years. Everytime I see a rap DJ use viynl to make that screetching sound it still makes me cringe.