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Magix Rescue Your Vinyl & Tapes

by Magix Entertainment Ltd
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Phono preamp (Plug&Play): Includes high-quality analog/digital converter
  • Best audio restoration: Award winner for quality and price/performance ratio
  • Unique complete music solution: For recording, editing, restoring, and burning
  • Real-time timestretching: Change the tempo of a recording or a sample with a single click
  • DeNoiser: Now even faster and easier to use
  • Optimise and backup music collections quickly and easily thanks to quick and easy batch processing
  • Hi-fi stereo cable + adapter: Easily connect up your devices and start recording directly
  • External sound card & high-quality phono preamp in one
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 25 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,232 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 CD-ROM
  • 1 High-Quality Phono Pre-Amp

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    By Andy Edwards TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Simple to install, easy to use, with instructions on how to hook up your turntable and tape deck. It had all the connections as well as a pre-amp should you need one ( I didn't appear to).

    The results were very good, and it's up to you whether you leave in all the crackles and hiss you get with the origianls, or clean up your recording. The latter is simple and requires no specialist ability as the program will do it all for you - although there did look to be enough buttons, switches and stuff for those who do know what they are doing to customise the results.

    I liked the ability to trim tracks which had either too long an intro or fade out, and the labelling of the newly created digital track is simplicity itself. I'm a fan, and I'd recommend iy to anyone who has a collection that they want to bring back to life for the digital age
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Peasy 23 Dec 2008
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I'd long thought that I should transfer my hundreds of old vinyl records and tapes to something more permanent, and finally bit the bullet and ordered the Magix software. I wasn't disappointed. It comes with it's own phono pre-amp to boost the signal from a turntable into your PC, and the only tricky thing was working out a) how to connect this to the PC, and b) how to power the pre-amp, as it came without a power-lead, and there was no obvious place to put the battery that it came with.

    These hurdles out of the way, things got a lot easier. With the supplied leads, you can connect your turntable or tape deck to the phono in sockets on your PC, thus relaying the sound through the soundcard. It's then a simple case of playing your record or tape, and hitting the record button on the simple to use interface. There's some nifty built in features, such as automatic hiss reduction for tapes, and the ability to automatically detect where the breaks are between tracks on your LPs, and to create separate MP3 files for each.

    Easy to use, and does what it says on the tin - although I'm not sure that my wife will appreciate the long hours that I am now going to spend sitting in my study and playing all of my old records and tapes to get them onto my PC.
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    50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I've got 10 feet of vinyl LP's and 12"s . I'm no expert as to how many that is, but that's at least a couple of thousand. Add to that about 800 7" singles, and a couple of hundred cassettes, and I've got a problem. I like old stuff that's often not been reissued, sold in small numbers, and I've kept most of it sealed inside protective covers, dumped to tape once, and played rarely ever since. Most of my vinyl will never be reissued : and when it has, invariably historical revisionism has resulted in some of the more obscure remixes, live tracks, bonus cuts and padding that fitted out all the single formats of 7", 10", 12", cassette, and picture discs to staying on Ye Olde Vinyl Formatte and not being readily available digitally.

    I have not had a happy time with this product : and this is something to do with the product itself. The first time I connected this (though a fast and painless install that requires only the input of an authentication code), I was up and running with a warm perfect sound in minutes. Admittedly, I have a high end set of seperates and a exemplary set of kit, but something tells me this software will capture accurately the warm and heat of vinyl that you rarely get with a compressed MP3.

    After that, it became clear that my line-in and microphone sockets were not properly connected inside the machine, and it sounded like a detuned 1950's Russian Low Wave Broadcast the second time I plugged it in. The third time, nothing at all. From reading reviews it seems clear that if you plug this into a microphone socket as your laptop doesnt have a line-in socket, you will KILL the Microphone socket. so DON'T DO IT. Frankly, it is very disappointing that I'm not the only person I've had this happen to.

    (Next up, the rarely used cassette player died on me.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive package 28 Dec 2008
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    This is a comprehensive package for anyone wishing to convert vinyl or tape recordings to digital format. Of course, you need your own record deck or tape player, but everything else is provided.

    You get a pair of phono (RCA) leads to connect your player to the supplied pre-amp unit and a lead from there to a line-in socket (aux/CD/etc - not microphone) on your PC. The pre-amp unit comes with a 9V battery to power it, but you can use a mains adapter instead. There is a very helpful printed manual and, of course, software to handle all aspects of conversion.

    The software imports and `cleans' your recordings of noise from damaged discs/tapes, hiss, distortion, etc., saving them in any of a wide range of audio formats, not just mp3. Volumes can be balanced and various effects added. Finally, your new digital recordings can be burned to music or data CDs.

    You can also use the software to import existing digital recordings and process them in the same way as vinyl and tape recordings.

    Does it work? Yes! And it's easy to use. As well as cleaning the sound, it detects breaks between tracks and automatically creates individual digital tracks. It even enables you to carry out basic editing, like trimming long silences at the start and end of tracks. There are some quite sophisticated editing options in there too, but, at a guess, few people will ever use them.

    Overall, I'd certainly recommend this package. I can't compare it with anything else, but it did everything I wanted and more.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Review of Rescue Your Vinyl & Tapes
    I get nervous when loading new software onto my PC, however having had great success with "Rescue Your Videotapes" I decided to take the plunge and give "Rescue Your Vinyl &... Read more
    Published on 25 July 2010 by Bene edamus
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bit of kit
    At last a bit of kit that allows me to convert my vinyl and tapes to many other formats. lots of things to learn how to use, but very worth while. Read more
    Published on 1 Mar 2010 by Jacko
    5.0 out of 5 stars vinyl and tapes
    i received this product a lot quicker than i expected. it was for a christmas gift
    Published on 19 Jan 2010 by M. Sheehan
    4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and excellent resuslts. Amazing!
    After years of thinking about converting my treasured LPs that have not beeen released on CD (and I have now given up waiting), I finally bought this after reading the reviews. Read more
    Published on 10 Jan 2010 by Musicfan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Tricky, cumbersome and buggy
    Potentially this product could work perfectly fine and when it does, it does its job well. However I had installation troubles, no usb lead (which you need) and it would hang for... Read more
    Published on 26 July 2009 by S. Smith
    2.0 out of 5 stars Magix? Not really.
    Firstly, I had a fair bit of trouble, attempting to install this software both onto a Vista Home Premium enabled PC and also on a Vista Home Basic enabled PC. Read more
    Published on 22 Jun 2009 by Flickering Ember
    4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Package
    There are plenty of other ways of getting your vinyl digitised but it is attractive to get a complete package in one box to save lots of fiddling around and buying various cables... Read more
    Published on 22 Jun 2009 by I Am Tyler Durden
    4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable system to digitise your music
    Having a fair number of LPs, this software seemed an ideal solution for digitising my music collection without having to either purchase a CD or download. Read more
    Published on 3 May 2009 by josie82
    The pre-preamplifier look too cheap and its major disadvantage is the fact that it requires connection with the card of a desk top PC. It lacks USB connection! Read more
    Published on 6 April 2009 by Andreas Karadis
    2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!
    This isn't one for a beginner. I found a number of problems with this device. I have been using to 'Rescue my Video Tapes', as it says on the box, rather than just audio, and found... Read more
    Published on 22 Mar 2009 by D. M. Buckingham
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