Developer: Paul Sanders

Current Version: 8.8.3

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 8.5 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:

* The popup 'Edit Track Details' box displayed when you insert a track break is now optional.
* Dropdown lists which 'auto-populate' now only display matching entries. This cuts down on screen clutter.
* Fixed a problem with dropdown lists when entering international characters.
* Better handling of medleys in Discogs lookups.
* Fix HTTP error 403 retrieving album art from the Amazon databases.
* Fix Discogs import.
* Fix an occasional crash when printing album art.
* Fix non-responsive popup menus on Sierra.
* Pressing the 'B' key to insert a track break while recording now works reliably.
* Fixed normalising part of a recording.
* Fixed album names / artists containing international characters.
* A few other minor bug fixes and tweaks, including reverting to 32 bit.


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 8.8.3
Review by MyApplePodcast

Superb Application - I have long been an avid vinyl record collector, but I have been hesitant to digitize my collection. However, Vinyl Studio makes this process a lot easier than I imagined. The app allows you to look up record listings, so that you can easily match your songs (this saves a tremdous amount of time). The app includes many features, including the ability to separate tracks, remove clicks, add album cover art, import pre-recorded soundtracks, and a whole lot more. The best part about this app is that it makes it super easy to add your recordings to iTunes and iCloud. I highly recommend it.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 8.8.3
Review by DJ Kid Magic

Best software for recording vinyl - I have tried everything since the old version of CD Spin Doctor (OS 10.6.8) This is hands down the best functionality and workflow for recording vinyl and saving AIFFs and mp4s into iTunes. You can get the trackist and art work from the web. I use discogs. The auto track breaks are sometimes slightly off but very easy to adjust quickly. Great software!!!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 8.8.3
Review by MyApplePodcast

Superb Application - I have long been an avid vinyl record collector, but I have been hesitating to digitize my collection. However, Vinyl Studio helped me to realize just how easy it is. The app allows you to look up record listings, so that you can easily match your songs (this saves a tremdous amount of time). The editing features for separating tracks, removing clicks, etc is super easy, and the program integrates smoothing with iTunes. This program has saved me hours and yet helps me to digitize my collection with a high degree of professionalism.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 8.8.3
Review by OldLineMusic

Great way to digitize your analog! - Priced right, and an easy learning curve. This is THE program to digitize your vinyl, reels, cassettes, etc. Worth every penny and one of my favorite apps ever.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 8.8.3
Review by flatpickluvr

Outstanding! - This is far and away the most outstanding, easiest way to digitize my 78’s, 33-1/3s, 45’s, and tapes. So easy! I worked for the longest time in Logic Pro X (my music production software) to design a template that would do this very thing, and while it’s possible, I wasted far too much time trying to accomplish the task. What I came up with in Logic Pro X was ultimately not satisfactory, and a quick search of the app store revealed this fantastic app. So easy! I search high and low for my records, and value each one of them. I listen to them so often that it’s better to digitize them so I don’t wear them out and I can listen when away from home. HIGHLY recommended.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people