The Analogue Ripper lets you record music from LPs cassettes etc
Version: 2.05The Analogue Ripper lets you record sounds from any analogue source onto your Macintosh Computer.You can record from cassettes, vinyl, 8 Track, reel to reel even VHS, in fact - anything that you have playback equipment for.
License: Free To Try $19.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Here are some key features of "The Analogue Ripper":
· Record Vinyl, Record Cassettes
· TAR records straight to disk so it does not require large amounts of RAM.
· Break into Tracks
· TAR has powerful editing features that let you easily break LPs, cassettes etc up into discreet tracks, nice if you don't always want to listen to tracks 1,2,and 3 before track 4.
· TAR produces tracks in AIFF format which are suitable for burning direct to CD or encoding to Mp3 or other compressor.
· TAR lets you choose an encoder - or other application - and send the tracks to this as you save them.
You can record onto your Macintosh through the internal microphone, however you might prefer to record from vinyl, tape, radio or other analogue source. You will need an amplifier, the source (turntable, cassette deck etc), and some speakers. Make sure that your Macintosh and all audio equipment is turned off while you are making connections. Most Macs have a 3.5 mm stereo mini plug sound in port. You will need an audio cable with the stereo mini plug on one end, and two RCA phono plugs on the other for connection to your amplifier. Some Macs (AV types) have phono sockets and these can be connected to directly. There are pictures of the correct cables, and other useful info in Mac Help. Look under "Connecting audio equipment for inputting sound into you computer" in Mac Help under the Help menu in the Finder. You need to connect your Mac to a tape out port on your amplifier. You may also be able to connect your computer's sound out port to the tape in port on the amplifier. You can then treat your Mac as if it were a cassette recorder. The newest Macs have sound inputs via their Firewire or USB ports for which you will need an adaptor. Follow the instructions that come with the adaptor.
What's New in This Release:
· Improved and simplified interface with iTunes
· Playthrough implemented
· Many interface improvements.
OS X or for Classic :
· PPC Macintosh Computer 8 Mb Free Ram System 8.1 or later. - it might work with 7.6 but I haven't been able to try it.
· Monitor Resolution 800 x 600 pixels minimum.
· Approx 500 Mb disk space. Note that less than 2 Mb of disk space is required for the program, the rest is for your recordings.