• The Novac NV-CR001U digitizes music cassettes and LPs

    The Novac NV-CR001U digitizes music cassettes and LPs

    It's not the first device of its kind, but it's pretty cheap and compact: Japan-based Novac announced [JP] the NV-CR001U today, a player for both LPs and cassettes that helps to digitize music stored on those media (almost) hassle-free. Read More

  • TEAC rolls out turntable, cassette recorder, CD recorder in retro digs

    TEAC rolls out turntable, cassette recorder, CD recorder in retro digs

    If you happen to still have LPs laying around and have sometime to dub ‘em onto a digital medium, this TEAC player might be for you. Or, if you happen to have grandparents that still enjoy their LPs and their turntable died on ‘em, this TEAC player might be for your. Perhaps, you are piecing together a 1970′s-style smokers room and need an appropriate sound system to… Read More

  • Video Games Hidden In LP Records

    Video Games Hidden In LP Records

    I’ve seen easter eggs before where small, fun games are embedded into other games or in machines of some sort, but this has to take the cake as far as hidden gems go. Back in the 1980s, computer programmers would embed video game code into LP records grooves. You could then play these hidden wonders by recording the LP to a cassette tape and using a tape drive to run the program. The best… Read More

  • Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

    Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

    Everyone’s favorite liberal and entertaining talk station, NPR, ran a story this morning on how vinyl is making a comeback. The reason for those Talking Heads 7-inches coming back in style? NPR cites the popularity of the low-cost USB turntable and the total lack of DRM on vinyl. So far sales of new records are up 10% and seem to keep growing. Oh, and indie kids still buy a ton of the stuff. Read More

  • Genesound Lets You Rip LPs to MP3

    Have a stack of LPs laying around your pad that you wish you could upload to your PMP? Well, you’re in luck then. At least if you’re in Japan. Seagrand is launching the Genesound in Japan at the end of this month, which lets you rip all your LPs from a turntable onto a CD, USB key or an SD card, in MP3 format. No word on pricing just yet, but I’m sure it will be worth it for… Read More