Converting Vinyl and Tape to your computer with Audacity

Audacity3There are many great programs that will allow you to convert your vinyl and tape collection to your computer. This guide will walk through the basic steps to achieve this using an ION Audio Turntable or Cassette player, and Audacity. Audacity is a free download, and is available for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

 

 

 

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ION Audio EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter Walkthrough - Windows

ion ezvc main3The latest version of the EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter for Windows exports music files to a location directly on your computer. This guide walks through the steps needed to record songs to the directory of your choice. It also shows how to import your music into iTunes in just a few easy steps. 

 

 

 

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ION Audio USB Turntable and Cassette Players - Frequently Asked Questions

ion ezvc main3ION Audio produces a range of USB Turntable and Cassette players that allow you to easily convert your records or cassettes into MP3 files on your computer.   In this guide, we walk through connecting the device, setting up and using the included EZ Converter software, and importing your audio into iTunes.  We also cover common questions and troubleshooting.

 

 

 

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ION Audio - Replacing a CZ-800-10 Cartridge

ion asteriskMany ION Audio turntables utilize the same, easily replaceable, CZ-800-10 cartridge. There are many reasons why you might need to replace the cartridge on your turntable, but the most common reason is that you’ve had your turntable for a long time and the stylus is worn. This guide will walk you through removing your old cartridge and replacing it with a new one.   

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ION Audio Turntable Belt Replacement Guide

ion belt mainION Audio turntables use a belt drive motor. If the belt falls off the motor spindle, or if the belt needs to be replaced, it is easy to re-position or replace the belt yourself.. This guide walks through the very simple steps required to replace a belt on virtually any model ION Audio turntable. The instructions in this guide apply to most models, not just the one(s) shown.

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ION Audio MAX LP - Frequently Asked Questions

ion maxlp main3The MAX LP is a simple all-in-one turntable that makes it easy to enjoy your records and convert them to digital files on your computer.  This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the MAX LP.

 

 

 

 

 

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ION Audio Air LP - Frequently Asked Questions

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Unleash yourself from the restriction of cumbersome hookup cables. With Air LP, you can send the sound from your records wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker. Put Air LP where it’s convenient for you and put your Bluetooth speaker where it sounds best—the sound is transmitted wirelessly and your days of fumbling with connection cables are finally over. Air LP is a full-featured turntable that gets the best from your records and gives you endless opportunities for enjoyment. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Air LP. 

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ION Audio Air LP - Troubleshooting Connections to Bluetooth Speakers

air lp mainION Audio Air LP can send the sound from your records wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker. There are lots of different Bluetooth speakers out there so we want to make sure that you don't have difficulty pairing Air LP to any of them. This guide offers troubleshooting steps that may help if you are having trouble pairing Air LP to your Bluetooth speaker. 

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ION Audio Vinyl Motion - Frequently Asked Questions

ion vinyl motion mainWe all fondly remember those classic suitcase turntables of yesteryear: easily portable, easy to use, and a party wherever you were. Here it is again, but updated with all the modern performance enhancements that only ION can bring you. Vinyl Motion has a rugged case with a handle so you can carry it anywhere. It plays all your 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records, it comes with a 45 RPM adapter, and it has built-in stereo speakers for convenient listening without having to connect external speakers.It converts any LP to a digital file, using the included ION EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software and USB connection cable. Most amazing of all, it has a built-in rechargeable battery so you can enjoy Vinyl Motion whether you’re near a wall plug or not. This article answers your frequently asked questions about Vinyl Motion. 

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ION Audio Tape Express - Frequently Asked Questions

ion tape express mainION Audio Tape Express allow you to easily convert your cassettes into MP3 files on your computer. In this guide, we walk through connecting the device, setting up and using the included EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software, and importing your audio into iTunes.  We also cover common questions and troubleshooting.

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ION Audio Live LP - Frequently Asked Questions

ion live lp main3Live LP is a simple all-in-one turntable that makes it easy to enjoy your records. Live LP comes with stereo speakers built right in to its body, so you can just kick back and listen to your records the old-fashioned way. Its natural wood finish makes it a great addition to any room, and you can connect Live LP to your home stereo system using its standard RCA outputs.

 

 

 

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Exporting Individual Songs from a Long Recording in Audacity

Audacity3The EZ Vinyl Tape Converter software is an effective and easy way to convert tapes and LPs to MP3. However, if a recording has a large amount of silence or none at all, either too many or too few individual tracks will be created. This guide covers how to manually export individual songs from a master recording in Audacity. 

 

 

 

 

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ION Audio Vinyl Transport - Frequently Asked Questions

ion vinyl transport mainVinyl Transport is a classically-styled suitcase turntable that recalls the popular portable turntables from the past. Vinyl Transport has a rugged case with a handle so you can carry it anywhere. It plays all your 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records, it comes with a 45 RPM adapter, and it has built-in stereo speakers for convenient listening without having to connect external speakers. In addition, it has RCA outputs for simple connection to home audio equipment and a convenient Auto-Stop feature kicks in when it reaches the end of the record. Vinyl Transport far surpasses the old suitcase turntables in versatility, however. It can also operate on four AA batteries—which means you can enjoy your records even if you’re not near a wall plug. This articles answers your frequently asked questions about Vinyl Transport. 

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ION Audio Compact LP - Frequently Asked Questions

CompactLP BurgundyThe Compact LP is a high quality 3-speed turntable that can play every record in your collection with precision. It connects easily to any unit with simple stereo RCA cables—no need for a separate, expensive “phono pre-amp.” And with its trim size of just 10.5 x 12.75”, Compact LP lives up to its name by not stealing your valuable shelf space in order to give you that great sound. This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Compact LP.

 

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