Developer: Paul Sanders

Current Version: 8.8.2

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 8.7 MB - Download


Digitise your records and tapes. The easy way to convert your records and tapes to digital format and CD. Includes a full set of sound cleaning filters.

Feature summary:
- record
- split recordings into tracks
- clean up your recordings (declick, dehiss, etc)
- burn audio and MP3 CDs
- save your tracks, properly tagged, in a variety of formats
- look up track listings and album art over the Internet
- integrates with the iTunes music library

You won't find an easier or more effective way to digitize your audio.


Release Notes:

▪ Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra
▪ VinylStudio can now embed ID3 tags in WAV files as well as the older INFO tag. ID3 tags are read by a wider variety of players (including VLC and Windows Media Player).
▪ VinylStudio now remembers upto 5 custom 'When saving tracks, name them as' strings in the Settings / Preferences dialog, allowing you to switch between them quickly and easily if you need to.
▪ If you recorded your album sides in the wrong sequence (typically side 2 and then side 1), you can correct this by dragging the recorded files around in the list in the Record or Split Tracks dialog.
▪ The size of the recording buffer is now configurable from 1 to 60 seconds (in the Recording Options dialog).
▪ Fix error 403 searching Music Brainz. You may still encounter error 503's at busy times, but if so just retry.
▪ Fix inability to handle some MP3 files containing Unicode ID3 tags
▪ Fix Discogs searches for artists containing a hyphen.
▪ Search the 'MP3 Downloads' index in the Amazon databases as well as the existing Music index. This contains more track listings and (usefully) puts in track break markers for you.
▪ When normalising, VinylStudio now does not scan the leadin or leadout parts of the recording (provided that you define track breaks first).
▪ VinylStudio can now handle upto 30 album sides per album (up from 20).
▪ You can now add additional albums to your collection while recording.
▪ The rumble filter now has a setting to perform just DC offset correction.
▪ When importing files from an external source, VinylStudio now strips the leading track number from the track name. This is useful when importing tracks previously saved by VinylStudio.
▪ The recording level indicators can now display either dB or percent (linear). The latter is more precise.
▪ When burning an audio CD, VinylStudio now allows you to burn a second, identical, CD more quickly.
▪ Dropdown lists now position themselves to the nearest matching entry when you start typing. Just press Enter to complete the entry.
▪ Fix crash when printing collection on El Capitan 10.11.1, and various other printing issues.
▪ Fix various issues when running full-screen on El Capitan.
▪ Fixed a problem when saving multiple tracks with the same name to iTunes where the first track was not saved.
▪ Support full-screen operation on Lion and later (not available on Snow Leopard).
▪ A number of other bug fixes and minor improvements,


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 8.2.3
Review by john61254

This thing really works! - A year ago I bought a USB turntable so I could convert some of my old vinyl to digital so I could play in iTunes. I made a couple tedious attempts, using Garageband as the throughput. It worked, but what a pain. Everything had to be done manually (separating tracks, finding online info, etc.) I just didn't want to work that hard, so the turntable, and my records, sat collecting dust. Well, today I thought enough is enough: there must be something out there that makes this process easy. I did a couple searches in the App Store. My first search resulted in an app called Soundsaver. Sounded like it was what I was looking for, but it cost $50! I balked at shelling out $50 for something I wasn't sure would work. So I searched a little more. Finally, I stumbled across Vinylstudio. In fact, my biggest problem with this software was finding it in the App store! I read the reviews (not many, but they seemed positive). Sounded like it could be what I was looking for, and $30 sounded better than $50. So, I went for it. I AM SO GLAD!! I purchased the software about three hours ago. I am currently recording my third album (on this computer, as I type). It records in the background. If I want to listen, I can click a button and monitor. It starts by itself on needle drop (cues you when to drop the needle). It ends when the needle lifts, then prompts you to flip the record. It finds the album on the net. It gathers artwork. It splits the tracks. It fixes pops. After everything is recorded, split and fixed, it allows you to port right into iTunes. This thing is freakin' easy to use. The songs sound great in iTunes (scratch sounds from my old albums are gone, effortlessly). My old vinyl has found new life! Thank you Vinylstudio!!

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 8.7.0
Review by Zaneman007(copy)

Unlistenable - Not happy with this program. After hours of use, and three albums later, I’ve removed all of the albums that I digitized with this program from my iTunes library. This was mostly due to the extreme clipping and boost of of the frequencies below 31Hz. Its unlistenable. sounds nothing like the record. This software does a good job of looking up the ablum titles and applying them to the split tracks. What this software does not do very well in my opinion is remove clicks, pops, noise, album hiss and normalise. Instead, the inaudible clicks and pops of less than .0001 second in duration with an unmeasurable amplitude are removed. The software finds anywhere from hundreds to over ten thousands of these, depending on the setting per album side. Of these corrections, (in my opinion} may be ten or less, twenty in a bad album, are audible. Problem is if you have brass and precussion protection on, the software will miss the ten to twenty audible clicks and pops. Noise, album hiss to be more specific. I could sample it, but in the end it was still there. I could here it on all of the albums after they were digitized and added to my library. Normalise, this feature worked like a champ at increasing the overall input to the point of distortion, and clipping. All of the albums that I digitized ended up with an extreme low frequency boost which was centred around 30hz or so. I’m talking distortion level to the point of severe clipping. The normalise feature is found in numerous places from save tracks to filter settings. Not sure if it got applied numerous times or what, but the albums are unlistenable due to distoration and amplification of the low frequencies. Sounds nothing like the original album. Bottom line. This product is in my opinion not ready for prime time. What this did well was add the track names to the split tracks with no typing, and convert the file to MP3 and or other formats. As far as faithfull duplication the LP to a digital format, it made a mess of it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 8.8.2
Review by Frogonaut

Great app - Awesome app. Tried to use Audacity first. Vinyl Studio is much easier. Great product. Digitized my Mom’s 78 collection and am now working on mine. Sound quality is great. It will not repair a horrible record but what will?

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people