May 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Th Xitel INport Deluxe is a device that helps convert analogue tapes and albums to digital. I'm considering picking up one of these, cheap. I know the included software is Windows only, but has anyone used one with Audacity or Garage Band? I'm just curious about how you felt it worked for you.
Jun 8th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Wow, take me back to 1996. My first computer, a PC (IBM if I remember correctly) and a lot of vinyl I wanted to put onto cd format. I bought the Xitel, hooked it up and started recording. It worked great, only drawback was you couldn't clean the recording. (ie remove snaps and pops) I moved over to mac's a few years later and began using software that comes with Toast. ( the name escapes me)
If you have a Mac try downloading audacity. You only need to connect the Output from the stereo to the line in on the mac. You dont need the Xitel. Audacity is free, works great and you can edit the tracks in many ways. I still use cables that came with the Xitel as they are about 25' long and seemed to be good quality.
I use SoundStage now. A bit more sophisticated than audacity but with a price tag to match.