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Deck and dock - iPod vinyl ripping mashup
Deck and dock - iPod vinyl ripping mashup
Posted by Gizmo on January 17, 2008 :

Numark TTi vinyl recorder to iPod USB deck turntable

Numark appear to be on a one company mission to own vinyl converting for dummies. Not happy with just addingg a USB port for easy connection to any computer, they've taken it one step further and added an iPod dock right into the deck itself.

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NUMARK TTi TURNTABLE RECORDS DIRECTLY TO iPOD
Turntable Features Direct Recording to iPod or Computer

Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 16, 2008) – Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market, announces the TTi turntable. This new turntable includes a Universal Dock for iPod, USB audio interface, a metal platter and pitch control, making it one of the most versatile turntables ever produced.

Legendary Numark turntable performance, USB connectivity and the convenience of the iPod are fused together for the first time in the Numark TTi so users can easily transfer old vinyl collections to an iPod. The included software bundle archives records directly to the user’s iTunes Library for transfer to CD or any MP3 player. The software also reduces noisy pops and clicks inherent on some old vinyl recordings.

Owners of iPod (Classic or 5th generation) and iPod nano (2nd or 3rd generation) can record from vinyl directly to an iPod without a computer. People with other iPod models can transfer captured vinyl recordings to their iPod by using iTunes to transfer the tracks after recording.

TTi's integrated Line-level output allows quick, easy connection and instant playback from an iPod or vinyl record. Included ±10 percent pitch control enables adjustment of playback speed. 33 and 45 RPM playback speeds are supported, and 78 RPM recording is possible using the included software. Line-level outputs also enable easy connection to home AV Receivers, without the need for a Phono input on the receiver, making TTi a great match for home stereo setups or a home office.

The TTi includes EZ Vinyl Converter 2 (PC) and EZ Audio Converter (Mac), the simplest way to record and convert vinyl directly to iTunes. This amazing new software features Gracenote® MusicID technology, which analyzes your vinyl recordings and automatically retrieves album, artist and song information from the Internet. EZ Audio Converter also enables easy entering of track information.
EZ Vinyl Converter 2 and EZ Audio Converter software help anyone digitally archive their record collection with just a few mouse clicks.

Numark’s TTi turntable will be available Q2 - 2008 from most musical instrument retailers with an MSRP of $449.


Just one thing - "analyzes your vinyl recordings and automatically retrieves album, artist and song information from the Internet. "

Just how does it do this? Last time I checked, vinyl doesn't have ID3 tags secretly embedded in some sort of playing the record backwards satanic message. Clever stuff indeed to extract tags from raw audio. Or am I missing something?

Obviously this is just for vinyl conversion and nothing else. I'm really not sure on how useful the iPod dock is, given that you need to convert to your computer first and then add to your iPod. But if you're wanting a sleek all in one ripping solution, the Numark TTi could be for you.


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10 comments to this story

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On January 17, 2008, MasterBlaster said this:
Gizmo, dude, where have you been? blink1.gif

This Gracenote stuff has been around for some time...

For tagging e.g. have a look at MusicBrainz Picard.

Great stuff!

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On January 17, 2008, MasterBlaster said this:
BTW - posting works, but gives me 2 pages of errors (using Firefox here)...

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On January 17, 2008, Gizmo said this:
Duh - I'm older than the internet and PCs. I know about GraceNote - it's the implication that it can analyse raw audio, determine the artist, track and album and automatically tag it. Is this possible or have I just been living in a cave?

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On January 17, 2008, k_one said this:
This is possible Giz.
Actually if you buy yourself a SonyEricsson W880i you get it build into your phone.It records a "snippet" and the online database sends you your info back within seconds. Great for "trainspotting" in the club without hanging over the DJ's shoulder..hehe

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On January 17, 2008, MasterBlaster said this:
Yup. http://musicbrainz.org/doc/PicardTagger has support for that too...

And there's even an OSX version.

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On January 17, 2008, Gizmo said this:
I must get out more. Thanks fellas.

But how accurate is it?

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On January 17, 2008, k_one said this:
It's extremly, scarily accurate.
You need to find some underground, un-released sub-label 50's contemporary jazz to make it fail...almost..hehe
We were testing my friends phone when he got it last year and was amazed how it picked every track played in the club right each and every time.
When we got home we tried hard to fail it, and thought we had when playing a rare breakdancing track, which it told us were a salsa track. But, when we downloaded the aledged salsa track we were dumbfound to find out that that track had the original sample used by the breakdance track. So not only is it accurate, it actually broadens your musical horizont as well...(or could at least..hehe)

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On January 17, 2008, MasterBlaster said this:
Well, it probably identifies a Beatles track sooner than The Humpty Dance (hey I'm old too you know), but still...

Pretty cool stuff.

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On January 17, 2008, chu said this:
looks a bit like this http://www.ion-audio.com/lpdock

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On January 22, 2008, hmmm said this:
verrrreeeee intereshtink. but shtupid.

because it is so hard to plug your mixer into your computer and press record on your pirated recording software.

thanks numark. not since the days of slicing bread has something so cutting edge come into existence. stand up and applaud yourselves.







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