Rip your Own

Rip your Own

Digitizing your Records and Tapes

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Book Description: If you're like many music lovers, you still have a lot of your music collection on old records and tape cassettes. You probably want to be able to listen to a lot of that music on your iPod, but re-purchasing all of it in digital formwould cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Have no fear, this book provides an easy-to-read, non-technical guide to digitizing all of those records on the cheap. You'll get an overview of the tools available to help you with the task and howto find them. From there, you'll get a gentle introduction to the world of digital audio that focuses on the task at hand with no unnecessary tech-speak. You'll also learn how to use the software that can digitize that music into your computer, including how to clean up tape hiss, hum, pops, and clicks from the material. You'll even get tips on how to organize your MP3s and which MP3 players are the best buy. By the end of the book, you'll have learned to transfer all of your old records and tapes to MP3s you can listen to on the go, remastered some of your scratched records and worn-out tapes, and learned a little bit of pro audio to boot. So what are you waiting for? Your new digital music library awaits you.

Cengage Learning
If you're like many music lovers, you still have a lot of your music collection on old records and tape cassettes. You probably want to be able to listen to a lot of that music on your iPod, but re-purchasing all of it in digital form would cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Have no fear, this book provides an easy-to-read, non-technical guide to digitizing all of those records on the cheap. You'll get an overview of the tools available to help you with the task and how to find them. From there, you'll get a gentle introduction to the world of digital audio that focuses on the task at hand with no unnecessary tech-speak. You'll also learn how to use the software that can digitize that music into your computer, including how to clean up tape hiss, hum, pops, and clicks from the material. You'll even get tips on how to organize your MP3s and which MP3 players are the best buy. By the end of the book, you'll have learned to transfer all of your old records and tapes to MP3s you can listen to on the go, remastered some of your scratched records and worn-out tapes, and learned a little bit of pro audio to boot. So what are you waiting for? Your new digital music library awaits you!

Book News
Kim, a digital audio engineer, composer, sound designer, musician, and DJ, offers a non-technical guide for beginning and intermediate-level music lovers wanting to digitize old records and tapes. She goes over the tools available and how to find and use them, including cleaning up tape hiss, hum, pops, and clicks; types of digital music players and their features; importing and transferring music onto a computer; and organizing a digital music library. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
Rip Your Own guides users through the process of digitizing all of their music and transferring their record and tape collections to their iPod/MP3 player. It focuses on each piece of the puzzle, whether that means hooking your cassette player or record player up to an audio interface, or using a cassette deck or turntable with a USB interface direct to your computer. The book also explains how to use the software that can digitize that music into your computer, and the software that you can use to clean up the hiss, hum, pops, and clicks from the material. Additionally, it focuses on how to take those transferred and cleaned up tracks and put them onto your iPod or other mp3 player. Throughout the text, Rip Your Own includes useful information on digital formats and fun facts on the history of recording and recording media.

Publisher: Boston : Course Technology/Cengage Learning, 2011
Description: ix, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781598635836
1598635832
Branch Call Number: 006.5 Kim

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