Numark CEO John E. â€˜Jackâ€™ Oâ€™Donnell offered the following thoughts on the TTUSB, â€œThe new TTUSB Turntable provides DJs and music enthusiasts everywhere with a versatile, easy-to-use tool for extracting older recordings from vinyl or cassette and transferring the music to a computer, where it can be cleaned up and then moved to modern playback equipment. With the TTUSB, a vast library of music from the past can be re-experienced and enjoyed.â€�
For editing recordings, the included Audacity software for both PC and Mac provides a wealth of easy-to-use features. With Audacityâ€™s Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, and Redo functionality, editing digitized audio is accomplished without the fear of making unwanted changes. Not only can clicks, pops, and other noise be eliminated, but additional tools enable the alteration of volume and equalization settings. As an example, the Envelope tool can be used to fade volume up or down, while the Drawing tool can alter specific points within the digitized audio file.
Audacity also supports high-speed recording of vinyl. Standard 33.33 RPM vinyl recordings can be played at 45 RPM with maximum pitch control and then returned to their normal playback speed once transferred to the computer. Similarly, Audacity supports the recording of 78 RPM records. And with the ability to export the music to popular formats such as WAV or MP3, those old, once forgotten recordings can again be among the most frequently listened to tunes with todayâ€™s portable music players.
The TTUSB system package runs on PCs with the Windows 2000 or XP operating systems as well as Macintosh OS9.2 or higher. Both USB 1.1 and 2.0 are supported.
The TTUSB Turntable package includes the turntable, a USB cable for interconnecting with a computer, an RCA cable for patching into a stereo system, a pre-assembled cartridge with stylus, an adapter for 45 RPM recordings, and the Audacity software.
Price and Availability
Suggested retail price: $299
Expected to ship in Q1 of 2006