Thursday, September 13, 2007


Best. Present. Ever.

Have I mentioned how incredible Melissa is? She got me one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I've been wanting one for awhile, but just haven't had the extra cash laying around to spend on it. It's a turntable with USB outputs, meaning that I can digitize all of my old vinyl and burn it to CD or put it on my iPod.

I'm sure a lot of people my age wouldn't care so much about this, but I have a fairly extensive and somewhat rare record collection. I started grabbing up records at garage sales and flea markets when I was in high school, often buying records for a dollar each that I knew I could resell to collectors for fifty dollars or more. Pictured above is a rare Jimi Hendrix live album entitled Good Karma 1. It's on translucent green vinyl, and I have never seen it issued on cassette or CD. I also have Bob Dylan's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid soundtrack with the original version of Knockin' on Heaven's Door. So, yes, I'm very excited. I also noticed while I was reading through the instructions that there is an input wher I can plug in a cassette player, meaning I can also digitize my ginourmous tape collection that has lived in my old closet at my parents' house for so long!

Unfortunately, due to working two jobs and trying to have something that vaguely resembles a social life, I haven't had much time to play with my new toy yet. I did manage to record and clean up Coltrane's Blue Train Tuesday night, and it sounds amazing. I just haven't broken the tracks out separately and converted them to mp3s yet. I'm hoping to have some time tomorrow during the day (I don't work Fridays on my day job) or Sunday afternoon. I'll keep everyone posted about how it goes!

Other than that, the air conditioner at my house stopped working yesterday, so I'm off to call and see if I can get someone out here to fix's too damn hot not to.

JT out.

Rad, rad, RAD! I've had mine for a few months now, and it's totally worth it. Old Skool and New Skool combine!
Yeah, I found out these bad boys existed when you wrote about yours. Love it.
That's pretty.
nice....I have seen these around, but have not tried one.

I have a refurbished 80's Technics table...a true thing of beauty....and before I sent to Europe I digitized my "all-stars" (it would have taken years to digitize all of my record collection).....I used the audio input on my mac and Amadeus II application.

I am curious about the application side of things...does this come with proprietary software or can you use it with any application? How is the post-input options (cutting out the hiss and pop, tracking, volume and EQ controls, etc.....)???

Let me know how it goes...we also need to trade some Mp3's when I am home of Christmas....I am leaning heavy on 43,000 songs (250 GB).....

Also, how is the new gig?
It came with software, but I can also use anything else I want to. I don't want to. The software it came with works exceedingly well and quite easily. Noise reduction is fan-freakin'-tastic.

The new gig rocks. Lovin' it.

I would love to have one of those. Unfortunately the only vinyl albumn I have left is my G.I. Joe and the Castle of DOOM record.
Hey, off topic, but howzabout an update on Rick Allen--I mean Peeber?
A Peeber update is coming, I just need to get a new picture first.
damn, yo. I might have to you about maybe listening *coughgettingcough* some of those "digital music files".

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