Analog sound recordings, like vinyl records, sound better than digital music, but there’s fewer and fewer DJs that bother with schlepping around records to their gigs. Not to say that vinyl isn’t still king, in the world of DJing hunting for vinyl still happens, on the regular. However, most NYC DJs, I know, have converted their vinyl collections to digital; it just makes logistical sense.
If you’re lucky enough to have a strong network of fellow DJs most any song you could want to throw in the mix, old or new, is usually just an email request away. Getting this inside track doesn’t come easy. If you’re just starting out you don’t have the resources of a professional network yet. So having a good collection of digitized vinyl to use and share is always a welcomed asset.
You spend hours a week with your head hovering over case after case of records, anyway, why not give yourself a quick and easy way to get those tunes into 1s and 0s. Numark’s TTi records directly to iPod via bulit-in dock, or your computer (USB), making archiving and sharing vinyl recordings with your friends or audiences a breeze.
The software bundled with this transfer happy turntable is written for Mac or PC and uses a sound filter to reduce cracks and pops from older vinyl. Another nice feature of this software is Music ID technology from Gracenote, this analyzes your vinyl recordings and retrieves album, artist, and song information from the net.
Digital archiving is the new standard in DJing; stay current with help from Numark.
The Numark TTi is scheduled to be available this spring at an MSRP of $449.
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