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VinylStudio 11.7.1 – Converts LPs and tapes to CD and MP3

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VinylStudio 11.7.1 – Converts LPs and tapes to CD and MP3

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 11.7.0:

  • Support for Apple Silicon (natively) on the Mac.
  • Apple Lossless and AAC are now supported on Windows (as well as on the Mac). Please note these are Pro features on Windows (but they are not on the Mac), and Windows users will need to register.
  • ITunes integration is now supported on Windows (as well as on the Mac). Please note that iTunes integration on Windows is a Pro feature (but it isn’t on the Mac).
  • VinylStudio can now normalise each track separately when normalising a recording (Adrian Snowdon).
  • Improved keyboard interface (arrow keys) to the slider controls on the Mac. This already worked on Windows.
  • By request, increased the brightness of the waveform display in dark mode somewhat (Mac only).
  • Fixed ‘Mix down to mono’ not working when saving tracks with ‘Save corrections’ disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where VinylStudio was deleting saved tracks from iTunes when not asked to (rare).
  • Fixed some issues applying batch filter settings and filter setting presets.
  • Fixed a crash reading very large CAF files (Mac only).
  • Fixed a problem reading RF64 files (‘EH’).
  • VinylStudio can now truncate RF64 files (it was previously destroying them, please be warned and make sure you are running the latest version, V11.7.0).
  • Fixed an occasional crash when recording with WASAPI enabled and an external device ‘goes to sleep’ (Vincent Shaw, Windows only).
  • Fixed VinylStudio Lite refusing to burn audio CDs (sorry about that).
  • Fixed a couple of other rare crashes.

Changes in VinylStudio 11.6.0:

  • VinylStudio can now handle WAV files larger than 4GB (so called ‘RF64’ files). Please note that this is a Pro feature.
  • By popular request, you can now resize the list of recorded files in the Split Tracks window.
  • Again by request, VinylStudio can now play the first and last 5 seconds of each track so that you can review your track breaks before burning a CD or saving your tracks.
  • Implemented loopback recording (what-U-hear) on Windows Vista and later (Windows only). Please note that this is a Pro feature.
  • Improved the way VinylStudio handles screen layout changes for different fonts (Windows only).
  • VinylStudio now tags WAV and MP3 files as ISO-8895-1 (which is correct), rather than UTF-8 (which is not). But use Unicode tagging if your player supports it.
  • To avoid a potential false reading when the needle first hits the record, added a short delay before updating the peak recording level indicator when ‘Wait for needle down’ is selected (as requested by Henning Björn).
  • Made it possible to adjust the recording level (and other) sliders with the arrow keys on the keyboard on the Mac (for machines equipped with trackpads, mainly). This already worked on Windows.
  • Removed from the list of databases in the Lookup Track Listing window, since it is no longer operational.
  • Fixed occasional missing popup help (Mac only).
  • Fixed an occasional crash saving FLAC files.
  • Fixed an issue with mute left / right channel when playing very long recordings (Vincenzo Gambatesa).
  • Fixed a problem with the installer background in dark mode (Mac only, Mojave and later).
  • Fixed a drawing issue when moving the splitter in the Lookup Track Listing dialog (Windows only). Problem introduced in VinylStudio V11.5.0.
  • Fixed a drawing issue switching between light and dark modes while VinylStudio is running (Mac only). Problem introduced in VinylStudio V11.5.2 Beta 1.
  • Updated some out-of-date screenshots in the help file.

Changes in VinylStudio 11.5.1:

  • Fixed a crash on Windows when recording long albums. Sorry about that.

Changes in VinylStudio 11.5.0:

  • Modified the Windows installer to avoid false positives from anti-virus software. If the new installer doesn’t work for you for some reason, please contact us for assistance at:
  • VinylStudio now supports dark mode on the Mac.
  • VinylStudio now supports retina displays on the Mac.▪ VinylStudio now supports Big Sur on the Mac (tested on Beta 10).
  • VinylStudio can now burn DSD data CDs and DVDs (before, it only sort-of worked).
  • Modified the record buffering strategy on the Mac to help prevent stuttering at high sample rates.
  • Fixed crashes on Catalina and Mojave when deleting albums (Mac only).
  • Fixed occasional crashes when scanning for clicks or performing manual repairs.
  • Attempted to fix the occasional “Error 13 (permission denied)” messages experienced by certain users when saving files (Mac only). Please let us know if you still get this.
  • Fixed installing to a folder with a non-English name (Windows only).
  • Fixed a crash creating a new folder when saving a file (Mac App Store version only).
  • Fixed the black border behind the popup help ‘speech bubbles’ (Mac only).
  • Fixed an occasional crash saving tracks in MP3 format.
  • Fixed a performance problem drawing the waveform display on Windows 10 (Windows only).
  • Fixed a problem with ‘Restore Previous Purchases’ in the Mac App Store version hanging.
  • Attempted to fix an occasional problem adding saved tracks to the new Music app on Catalina (Mac only).▪ Fixed (we hope) a problem where tracks saved in Apple Lossless or AAC format did not play on Sonos devices (Mac only).
  • Fixed VinylStudio displaying an erroneous (but harmless) ‘DSD files can only be imported in VinylStudio Pro’ message when importing files in VinylStudio Standard.
  • Fixed a problem where the Mac App Store version was asking people to upgrade when it shouldn’t have been.
  • Fixed an occasional problem starting up on multi-monitor systems (Mac only).
  • Fixed problems with false positives in virus checkers (Windows only).
  • Fixed a crash importing very large AAC or Apple Lossless files (Mac only).
  • Fixed a minor issue with the input focus in the Edit Track Details dialog (Windows only).
  • Fixed a potential hang while switching presets while audio is playing.
  • Fixed a crash with some 4 channel devices when recording in WASAPI mode (Windows only).
  • Modified VinylStudio’s clip reporting algorithm slightly to cater for recording devices that don’t report clipping reliably.
  • Fixed a problem where VinylStudio sometimes failed to generate its waveform display.
  • On the Mac, Yosemite is once again supported on the latest shipping version (no need to run the legacy version anymore).

Changes in VinylStudio 11.0.3:

  • Catalina support on the Mac, including saving tracks to the new Music app.
  • Fixed click repairs disappearing when scanning DSD files.
  • Added freedb to ‘Search the Web’ as well as Google (VinylStudio Pro only).
  • Automatically request access to the microphone and iTunes / Music on Mojave and later when needed (Mac only).
  • Artwork in FLAC files now shows up in JRiver.
  • Fixed the issue of a newly created album sometimes ‘disappearing’ if filtering criteria are set.
  • Fixed the splash screen for VinylStudio Lite.
  • Made it possible to load a noise sample file when selecting preset.
  • Fixed occasional ‘Installation failed’ on Mojave and later (Mac only)
  • Fixed a few crashes.
  • Added a couple of other minor enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Speed up manual click repair when there is a very large number of clicks, especially on Windows.
  • Increased the number of genres saved from 10 to 30.
  • Removed support for versions of macOS before 10.11 El Capitan (forced on us by changes to the Apple toolset, sorry). Any affected users can
  • download version 10 from our website.
  • Remove superfluous ‘blue box’ in Record window on Mojave and later (Mac only).
  • Some internal changes pertaining to the Mac App Store version only (but do please install this update – these are important).
  • Fixed a problem with VinylStudio Pro keys issued after 1st October 2018 (sorry about that)

Changes in VinylStudio 10.0.2

  • Fixed a problem with VinylStudio Pro keys issued after 1st October 2018 (sorry about that!)
  • Some internal changes pertaining to the Mac App Store version only.

What’s New in VinylStudio 10:

  • VinylStudio is now split into two versions, Standard and Pro. Existing customers are unaffected, but new customers will have to purchase VinylStudio Pro to get the more advanced features that that version offers.
  • Fixed a problem trying to save tracks to the root folder (Windows version only).
  • By popular request, right-clicking in the waveform display no longer moves the cursor.
  • VinylStudio Pro can now retrieve album details from Discogs by catalog number when creating a new album.
  • The [ and ] keys have been re-purposed to jump to the next or previous yellow marker. To jump to the next or previous click, use { and }. These keys only work in the Cleanup Audio window.

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Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
  • OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later.

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