Numark who apparently are experiencing a High-tech Musical Revolution â€“ itâ€™s their new catchphrase, have just announced a new , direct drive turntable designed for digitizing vinyl. The TTUSB comes with all the nessecary leads for hooking the turntable up to your PC or Mac and comes with Audactity software for removing clicks, pops and other vinyl artifacts.
The TTUSB also includes a 1/8-inch stereo minijack input connector for transfering cassette tapes (or similar line level sources) to the computer. I guess there will be a bunch of DJ s and vinyl junkies who are looking to digitize their collection who will have an interest in this product.
Turntable afficianados will be pleased to know that the TTUSB comes equipped with an adjustable anti-skating control for increased stereo balance, support for both 33.33 and 45 RPM playback speeds, an adjustable pitch control (Â± 10%), and line level left and right RCA output connectors for connection to a receiver or amplifier.
They say â€œthis exceptional turntable has everything needed to ensure hours of great listening while simultaneously archiving the music to popular digital formats via the personal computer. â€œ
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. 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 is available now and the best part? The price: $299 US