EZ Vinyl & Tape Converter
By ION Audio
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Bring all the music from your records and tapes into your iPad, iPhone or iPod! ION Audio’s EZ Vinyl & Tape Converter app makes the conversion process quick and easy. You’ll be guided step by step with straightforward instructions and easy-to-use controls.
• Records cassettes or vinyl LPs in stereo directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
• Automatically separates tracks by detecting silence between songs
• Allows you to name and tag tracks as desired
• Gain controls and VU meter allow easy volume adjustment and monitoring
• Integrated music player lets you listen to tracks instantly
• Allows instant transfer to iTunes or other computers
• Works best with ION Audio’s music-conversion docks like iLP or Tape Dock
What's New in Version 1.5
Fixed crashes that occur when device runs low on free space.
This app works well. It does a good job or separating tracks. It then converts them from wav to mp4 in the background to save space. You can then transfer to your computer - nice!
So more specifics - I have a turntable hooked up to an older receiver. I used an iRig (analog) to hook the headphone jack out on my receiver to the input on the iPad. I recorded an album using the app. I used the wifi server built in to share songs to my computer. I had to wait for the mp4 conversion to happen, but it wasn't too long. I threw the songs into audacity and trimmed some empty space off the beginning / end of a couple tracks. I then used the filter "noise removal" on the files. I used the "normalize" filter and finally exported to mp3. All in all, it's a lot of steps, but it's not hard. The final result sounds good for a record from 1982...
Decent app, but needs basic options
This app records well, audio seems good, and it's definitely simple-too simple, in fact. It doesn't have enough options, like renaming song tracks (you have to name each one as you record it, or it will permanently be labeled "track 1", etc). Also, the auto track split NEVER works, so I have to split and name each song manually, which is extremely time-consuming! Why can't they add the option to adjust the gap length and audio level threshold? I guess the app registers the white noise/popping between tracks on the LP as music, so it won't split tracks. Very poor design, considering this app is designed specifically for LPs, which all have some background noise even between songs!
All the goodness of my Vinyl!
Good sound. The levels seem pretty well configured for a bunch of different records. Didn't have to due much slidering. Recommend you listen to the breaks between songs and if there aren't clear fades and some silence, opt to do some tracks manually.
Also, found out that if I have the USB cable attached to a pc before powering, it won't see my iOS device on the dock. I think this can also be used as a pc input so it's logical it can only use one source at a time. If I just remove the USB and power off/on, the iOS device is seen every time.
- Category: Music
- Updated: May 02, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 3.8 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Ion Audio, LLC
- © Ion Audio LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.