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  • I had almost given up hope of ever hearing them again until I discovered the Ion Profile Pro USB turntable at my local Bed Bath and Beyond
  • For anyone not familiar with the Ion Profile Pro, this device is similar to a regular turntable however it transfers your vinyl to digital music on your computer
  • Go ahead and cue the music to the song or section of the LP that you wish to record when this is done click record and play your music

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      I would often haunt my record stores growing up, hoping to find some rare LP or Import to treasure. Before long I had acquired several crates of LP’s only to find that CD’s would make them little more than a memory. I had almost given up hope of ever hearing them again until I discovered the Ion Profile Pro USB turntable at my local Bed Bath and Beyond.

      For anyone not familiar with the Ion Profile Pro, this device is similar to a regular turntable however it transfers your vinyl to digital music on your computer. This is done using a USB cable and includes software installation CD’s for both the PC and Mac. The software works with iTunes and allows you store the music, burn it to


      a disc, or transfer them to other portable digital media players.

      Included with the Ion Profile Pro is the main turntable, a special slip mat, a USB cable, a 45 RPM adapter and also startup and instruction guides.

      In order to get started you first have to choose whether you will be using a PC, a Mac, or a more advanced program Audacity for both. You then insert the CD and follow the onscreen instructions. Important for PC’s, iTunes must be installed on your computer before installing the EZ vinyl/tape converter as you need iTunes to import your recordings.

      Once the software is installed, transferring your music only takes a few more simple steps. For the first step, locate the program or open the converter by ...


      • accessing your application menu. After starting the software you will be instructed to connect your USB cable to its port on your computer and then hit next. Go ahead and cue the music to the song or section of the LP that you wish to record when this is done click record and play your music. As you are recording you should be able to hear the audio through your computer speakers. When you are finished recording just hit next. This will bring you to a screen that allows you to enter the artist, album, and title tracks, then hit next. You are now ready to export your music to iTunes and the computer lets you know when it is complete. From here, you have the option of recording more
        or stopping and going to the iTunes library to access your new recordings. This can be done by going to start then programs and then iTunes. Click on the music library and you are good to go.

        I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to play and convert my records this way! It has brought back so many memories and allowed me to play songs I hadn’t heard in years. I am now able to play all my CD’s and have the satisfaction of knowing that I don’t have to worry about my cherished records becoming ruined since their contents are now safely stored on my computer and iPod. If you have special records that you want to preserve and enjoy, this is a fantastic way to make that happen.




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    J. Honeycutt says :

    My music records are recorded but then when I try to play music the needle shows sound but there is no sound Why. Thanks, Wes

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    yesaya says :

    There are two issues i can think of - firstly you are trying to use this as a playback device direct from the vinyl to speakers, but your software is in between and has to be enabled to record to allow any sound in. Most recording softwares while in record mode wont let you hear the sound unless the monitor button is on. The other issue may be that windows is not configured to playback sound and you can do this by :

    Windows XP Sound Settings
    In the lower-left of your screen, click Start button .

    Select Settings, then Control Panel.

    In the window that opens, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.

    Choose Sounds, and Audio Devices.
    This will open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.

    At the top of the window, click on the Audio Tab.

    Under Sound Playback Default Device, choose your sound card.
    (i.e. Realtek, SoundMax, Sigmatel, Sound Blaster, Conexant)

    Under Sound Recording Default Device choose the USB Device.
    (i.e. USB Audio Codec, PnP Audio Device, or Microphone Array)

    Do not make any changes to MIDI Music Playback Default Device.

    Next, click on the Voice tab and mirror these settings.

    Click Apply to save, then click OK to exit.

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