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Spin It Again - Vinyl Restoration Software

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Spin It Again

Spin It Again

Acoustica

The Bottom Line

Every once in a while, a product comes around that has the perfect combination of cost and performance for a home user. At $34.95, Acoustica's Spin It Again offers a remarkable value and easy-to-use interface for restoring vinyl records and cassettes to CD.

Pros

  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • High Quality Restoration
  • Affordable Price

Cons

  • PC Only, No Mac

Description

  • Extremely simple interface that walks you through every step of the process.
  • High-quality audio restoration software with fool-proof presets.
  • Extremely value priced - $34.95

Guide Review - Spin It Again - Vinyl Restoration Software

Spin It Again is remarkably simple - follow the on-screen instructions to determine if your player is compatible with your sound card (which simplifies the process remarkably), let it set automatic recording levels, split the tracks, restore the audio (removing clicks and static perfectly), and convert to MP3 or CD. It's seriously as easy as that.

True, if you're a pro audio engineer, you might prefer using Pro Tools or Peak to have a little more control over the process. But if you're just looking for the fastest, most efficient way to convert your old audio to CD, then you're in the right place.

The audio restoration software included really impressed me. For a quick conversion from LP to CD, it took away the majority of the stress involved in making sure it sounds good. The best part, for me, was the fact it walks you step-by-step through the process of connecting your turntable or cassette deck to your sound card - a must-have for those new to audio - and if you don't have what you need, it'll show you an on-screen option to purchase whatever you need directly. How's that for easy?

So here's the downside. It's for PC only, no Mac - but if you're running a mac with Parallels or BootCamp, then chances are you can use this just as easily.

Acoustica priced Spin It Again conservatively at $34.95 - I know several readers who've asked about converting vinyl to CD easily would pay twice that for something effective and high-quality. And a lot of the time, with cheap software, you're cutting corners - but rest assured, with this product from Acoustica, you're getting an incredible value for your money.

See Acoustica's website for a free demo download, as well as to purchase Spin It Again directly.
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