Ion U-Record USB Music Archive System
by Mark R
For those of you who still have your vinyl records, and want to convert your tracks into digital files, your prayers have been answered.
The ION U-Record Music Archiver is designed to attach to a turntable, cassette player, or any other line source. It can then attach to a computer, and turn those only tracks into MP3 files (or WAV format).
No drivers are required for this operation, and it includes an EZ Vinyl/Tape Recorder software for the PC and EZ Audio Converter for the Mac, for “hassle-free recording”. It also has Audacity software that can record, edit and reduce noise for both platforms. Also included are line and phono input options, as well as an input volume control knob.
Now, there is only one thing that you have to be worried about: the copyright police. Actually, I’m not certain what the law is concerning the recording an MP3 from a record or cassette tape. I guess if you tried to share it, then you would probably get in trouble. Maybe. Does anyone know the legality behind this? If you do, feel free to leave a comment.
Anyway, if this is something that you are into, go ahead and head to the X-treme Geek site and lay down $59.95.