VinylStudio is software that helps you transfer your vinyl albums (or cassette tapes) to your computer. It is the best way to convert records and tapes to digital format. Taking your old LP albums and transferring them to your computer could not be easier. Now everyone can rip their vinyl records in a few easy steps.
VinylStudio makes the job a pleasure, rather than a chore, and the powerful sound cleaning filters can help rescue precious, damaged recordings. Download a copy and see why using Audacity for this task is doing it the hard way.
VinylStudio is not just another audio editor, and although it records to standard MP3 and WAV file formats, it doesn’t edit audio files directly. VinylStudio’s audio cleanup tools are extremely effective at removing clicks and scratches from your recordings.
VinylStudio does not expect you to keep track of your recordings manually. Instead, it stores them as a collection, organised by artist and album title.
VinylStudio Feature Highlights:
- An all-in-one solution for digitizing your record or tape collection
- Easy-to-use track-splitting functions
- Automated click and scratch removal
- Look up track listings and album art over the Internet
- Save your tracks in a wide variety of file formats, fully tagged
- Extensive ‘rollover’ help to guide new users
- Multi-level undo/redo
- Integrates with iTunes on the Mac
- Burns both audio and MP3 CDs
The following features are offered in VinylStudio Pro only:
- The ability to import and export CUE sheets.
- The ability to import more than one audio file at a time.
- Recording equalisation (as used for ‘flat’ phono preamps and when recording pre-RIAA discs).
- The ability to search more than one database at a time in the ‘Lookup Track Listing’ window.
- The ability to import collections from Discogs.
- Spectral View, to locate those hard-to-find clicks and scratches.
- The ability to set default filter settings and equalisation curves.
- The ability to define custom equalisation curves / FFT filters.
- The ‘Patch’ feature, to repair wide areas of damage.
- The ability to load and save ‘noise sample’ files in the Filter Settings window.
- The ability to define custom album status names to keep track of your work.
- The ‘Perform Frequency Analysis’ feature.
- The ability to enter album notes.
- The ability to print your collection.
- The ‘Copy to Player’ function.
- The ability to create Windows Media Player playlists.
- The ability to export track listings when burning CDs or DVDs.
- Most of the functions provided in the ‘Batch’ window. Instead, users can save their tracks for the album they are working on in the ‘Split Tracks’ window.
- DSD support.
- The ability to search Discogs by catalog number when creating or recording a new album.
Changes in VinylStudio 13.1.3:
- The waveform display in the Cleanup Audio window no longer zooms right out when you switch to the Split Tracks window and then back again (Miguel Simoes).
- The waveform display no longer zooms all the way out when you press ‘1’ on the numeric keypad (Ron Howard, affects Windows only).
- The Windows installer is now fully functional when installing as a non-admin user (the ‘View readme file’ and ‘view license agreement’ checkboxes weren’t working).
- Scrolling the waveform displayed horizontally with (for example) a trackball or magic mouse now scrolls in the correct direction (Alex O’Neal, was reversed).
- Fixed a problem entering accented characters on the Mac (David Testa).
- Fixed a problem saving (for example) emojis to .mcf files.
- VinylStudio no longer cuts off the last half-second or so of playback when playing a file (MikeyLL).
- Fixed a (destructive!) problem when changing only the case of the album artist or title when editing album details (Sonvolt).
- Screenshots had gone missing from the PDF versions of the help file. They are now back.
- Fixed a couple of rare crashes and other minor issues reported by users.
Changes in VinylStudio 13.1.1:
- V13.0.0 was packaged incorrectly, meaning that users don’t have the correct software (affects Windows only). This release corrects that issue.
Changes in VinylStudio 13.1.0:
- Except for the App Store version, the help file is now displayed in Safari in the Mac version because Apple’s Help Viewer is so unreliable. This also has the advantage that it no longer insists on being in front of VinylStudio itself. You can make VinylStudio revert to the old behaviour can behaviour by running the following command in Terminal: defaults write uk.co.AlpineSoft.VinylStudio UseHelpViewer 1
- Automatically adjusting track breaks to fit the music has been made a little less trigger-happy.
- Because of problems with virus checkers, we have reverted to the MSI installer (Windows only).
- Saving to WMA now works again (Windows only, sorry about that).
- By request, added a keyboard sortcut to the Burn CDs window (for visually impaired users). We have also made the tabs in the main window navigable via the menu and via keyboard shortcuts.
- VinylStudio now correctly splits multi-valued tags entered in the Custom Tags dialog (Steve Crook).
- ‘Zoom Track’ has been reinstated (with various issues fixed and a few enhancements).
- Fixed a crash in the Check Level dialog on Big Sur (Mac only).
- Fixed an issue generating folder.jpg when saving tracks with ‘Embed album art’ unchecked (Kim Rochat).
- Fixed a crash saving tracks under certain conditions.
- Fixed incorrect waveform display in the Split Tracks window when recording to DSD (or, to a lesser extent, when using speed conversion). For existing recordings, please use ‘Regenerate Waveform Display’ to put it right.
- Fixed VinylStudio silently changing the recording format for (e.g.) WAV files when DSD selected in the Check Level dialog.▪ Fixed an issue with ‘Import Track Listing’ (Kjell Jansson),
- Fixed a couple of problems with autocomplete dropdowns (Steve Crook).
- Fixed an issue using the Custom Tags editor when adding new tracks manually (Steve Crook).
- Further improvements to the Custom Tags editor, including some additional, iTunes-specific tags.
- Fixed a problem saving custom tags to AAC and Apple Lossless files.
- Fixed a click at the end of saved tracks when saving DSD in DSF format (Francis Erdman). Possibly only affects Roon.
- Fixed a few issues with custom playback speeds (Erich Offermann).
- Fixed an occasional crash looking up track listings from DIscogs and Music Brainz at the same time (Mike Richlick).
- Fixed some minor errors in the way MP3 files were generated (primarily mono files).
- Fixed an echo / skipping when recording with certain sound cards (Windows only).
- Fixed a couple of bugs printing albums with album notes.Fixed a couple of other bugs and, mostly rare, crashes. Thanks to all who reported back.
Homepage – https://www.alpinesoft.co.uk
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32-bit, 64-bit).
- macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later.