Do you want to convert your
Vinyl LPs, cassettes or tapes to CDs or MP3 files?
Converting your LPs, cassettes or
tapes to CDs or MP3 files is a great way of storing and playing your
If you have a CD Writer you can
make audio CDs of your music. Unlike vinyl or tape, the quality of
the CD doesn't deteriorate every time you play it. You could make
your own 'greatest hits' compilation CDs, or be able to listen to
your vinyl music in a car or portable CD player by recording the
music as WAV format files.
Alternatively, if you record it
in MP3 format you can store the equivalent of a dozen LPs onto a
single CD. With a software MP3 player like WinAmp you can play any
mix of tracks you like, as often as you like, without damaging the originals.
If you have already tried to do
this you'll have discovered how fiddly and time-consuming it is, as
you have to record each track as a separate WAV file to write to CD
or to convert to an MP3 file.
LP Ripper is a Microsoft Windows
program that makes the task much easier and quicker.
Record each side of your LP as a
single WAV file on your computer using the recording software
supplied with your soundcard, or a program like LP Recorder - also
from CFB Software.
LP Ripper automatically splits
the single WAV file into a separate WAV file for each track. You can
use LP Ripper's visual track editing features to trim the start and
end of each track to remove the surface noise between the tracks.
Once you are happy with the results you can save a selection of
tracks, with the name you have given each track, ready to be burnt
onto a CD.
If you have a command-line MP3
Encoder program - these are available on the Internet for little or
no cost, LP Ripper can use that to produce an MP3 file for each track.
Visual Track Trimming
Trim the start and end of each
track visually to a precision of 0.1 seconds by dragging the track
marker on the graphical display. The upper display shows the
recording level of all of the tracks, highlighting the track you are
trimming. The lower display shows the track you are trimming in
detail. The Preview lets you listen to the section that you are trimming.
LP Ripper is available
exclusively as try-before-you-buy software downloaded from the
Internet. Go to the CFB Software website at http://www.cfbsoftware.com.au
to download a trial copy and to order the full version.