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frankblundt
Jan 10, 2006, 07:15 PM
i'm using Spin Doctor and Griffin's iMic, running the turntable thru an amp first, out through the tape outputs (i tried the turntable direct into the line input but the signal was too weak and doing simultaneuos playback for monitoring seemed to overwhelm it).
I had tried previously without the iMic, straight into the mic jack but, depending on which amp outputs i used (tape and vcr) the signal was either too strong or too weak.
I don't use any of the filters on SpinDoctor because they seem to remove more than i like and in any case i quite like the warm crackly feeling..). The auto-tracking seems to work pretty well, as does the auto-send to iTunes (altho it could do with more options for sending tag info than just artist and album)
anyone else tried other, not too pricey (mac) software for this job?



Loge
Jan 11, 2006, 02:22 AM
I use Amadeus II, which is $30, together with the iMic. I use this for all my analogue music transfers, such as minidisc. The program works well and the developer keeps it up to date.

http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html

frankblundt
Jan 11, 2006, 02:02 PM
thanks. does it automatically split an album recording into tracks and can you set tag info for mp3s?
I like the look of the RIAA filter - how well does it work?