For XP operating systems, may even work with others.
Hi there Everyone - hope your troubles will be over.
I recently purchased the Ion Contour LP and had everyoneâ€™s problems and maybe more. I took it back to Maplin and a tidy tech man and I worked a number of things out.
1st -The Sound tab volume slider found as described in XP set up needs be placed to the bottom. Open Audacity and click on the Input Sliders (top right) so it is activated. Place a record on the deck and play it. Look at the Input bar and with the Sound tab slider, click to increase its height by using the Up arrow on the keyboard until you are happy that no clipping is occurring in the input bar. And that is it. Oh and when you open Ez vinyl etc the gain control next to the sound bars need to be turned right down to -3.0. This can be adjusted a little higher if the record is low. This cures clipping and distortion.
2nd - I had the same problem transferring to iTunes. Completely uninstall iTunes and Ez Vinyl/Taper Converter. Do not use the disk to reinstall them, instead download from the Internet. You can find iTunes virtually aware, and I installed vers 9.0. For the Ez Vinyl/Tape Converter click on the following link.
http://www.ionaudio.com/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/1278 It brings up a form, first name, last name etc, this has to be filled in which takes you to the download page, follow the links to the download zip file.
The second disc which came with my exchange deck had nothing at all on it and it automatically opened Microsoftâ€™s Media Player. So I reckon all discs are suspect.
3rd â€“ When using the converter to enter the Artist, Album and Track name, check that there is the same number of blank tracks as there are on the record. If there is an extra one or one less then when in iTunes you will have to check that the track conforms to the record. What appears to happen is the converter either adds another track if the song goes quite or joins two songs because the gaps between songs on the record has not been recognised. If it splits a song into two tracks, that song has to be done separately by fist un-checking the box that automatically inserts the record into tracks. This is not the programs fault but the recordings.
Thatâ€™s it, I hope you have the same enjoyment Iâ€™m having. I think it is extreme value for what it is and more.