App for digitizing vinyl's

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by 3282868, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    A few years ago I attempted to digitize roughly 200 vinyl records. I had a NAD Preamp and used various apps. The only issue was editing the tracks from each able and meta-tagging them. As it would have taken forever I decided on bailing.

    Are there any app's that are better suited for such a project? App's that can automatically detect breaks in the record, auto-separate and tag the tracks?
  2. Kenaudio macrumors member


    May 6, 2012
    Good question - I would do that manually with logic or a protools light version because I would like to have total control over the gaps between the songs etc.
    For tagging and bouncing to different formats I use MAX.

    Let me know if that works for you!

  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The program "Spin Doctor" that comes bundles with "toast" tries to do what you ask but it makes mistakes and you have to fix them up. It can also apply the RIAA equalization so you don't need a phono preamp. But ripping vinyl is a manual process. Not at all as easy as ripping CDs
  4. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yup. I think you're spot on, there's no easy way. It's similar to scanning images, one at a time. I suppose I should just do a few vinyls at a time until they're done. Perhaps recording the whole albums, then editing them once they're digitized.

    ...and thanks everyone for your help! :)

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