Digitize Your Vinyl Records With Amadeus Pro for the Mac

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In this podcast, Eric Caron shows us how to use Amadeus Pro on the Mac to convert vinyl albums into digital files which can be played on your computer and portable devices or used to create an audio CD. 
 
Eric’s demonstration includes editing the sound, dividing the recording into songs and moving the album to your iTunes Library.
 
This process requires a USB turntable.
 
Amadeus Pro is available from the Mac App Store for $59.99It enables you to use your Mac for many audio-related tasks, such as live audio recording, creating iPhone ringtones, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats (including Mp3, MPEG-4 AAC, AIFF, WAVE, WMA, CAF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis), remastering your iTunes music library, record internet streams, etc.

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10 Comments

#1 Well done!

Hello: I hope this finds you doing well. I thoroughly enjoyed your podcast on this topic, as I have just started to digitize tapes using my mac. I started using audacity, and find it pretty useful for what I need, however, from your demonstration of amadeus pro, it seems a bit more user friendly from a voiceover perspective. One question that I have though is that in audacity, you can extend your markers for instance if you need more of a selection you can extent it either expand or contract it from the right or left of your current selection. In amadeus, is there a way to do this? And is there one reason over another you chose this particular sound editor? Once again great job. I look forward to more like this.

#2 Moving selection markers

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Hello. Yes, you can move the selection markers. When you have part of a sound selected, pressing a moves the left end of the selection earlier in the sound, and s moves it later. D moves the right end of the selection earlier, and f moves it later. How far the selection moves when you press one of these commands depends on the zoom level you have set in Amadeus Pro. You can save 4 different levels of zoom and access them by pressing 1 through 4. So I have one zoom level set so that I can move quickly through the sound, one set for detailed work, and one for fine detail. When I'm doing delicate editing, such as removing stammers from something I have read, I use the finest level of detail to get the selection where I want it and use the e command Eric demonstrated to see what the effect will be. At that level, I'm moving the selection a small part of a second. And I could make it move even less if I chose. So you can get as detailed as you like.

#3 Additional amadeus Pro Commands

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Hello, Eric, that was a great podcast. I've been using Amadeus Pro for several years, and I didn't realize you could use the markers table and give markers meaningful names that would become track names. That's really cool, and I appreciate knowing about it. I've run across a few commands that I thought you and other listeners might find useful as well. You can stop recording by pressing Enter, so you don't have to find the Stop button. Pressing Escape a time or two takes you to the scroll area, so you don't have to locate and click it. And you can move quickly forward and back in a sound by pressing Command, Option, and the right or left arrow, the way you do in iTunes. For those that don't know, Amadeus Pro also does a great job recording multiple tracks. And you can paste one sound over another. It's a very flexible editor.

#4 nice!

Wow. Sounds like you know quite a bit about using this program. It sounds like you could teach me a few things. Would you mind getting in contact with me, and showing me perhaps how you set the zoom levels? That is the one thing I am uncertain of, how do you know where your current zoom level is set. Also, I would be interested to see how you use it as a multitrack editor. I am a Skype user, so if that would work for you, it would also work for me. Thank you in advance.

#5 End Key not jumping to bottom of sound

Hello: whilst using amadeus pro, I noticed that in the key commands, it says you can jump to the end of a sound file using the end key. I've tried this after clicking on the scroll area, and while the file is stopped, say to paste a file at the end of what I have been working on, or to quickly jump to the end of my file so I can do some work on the end of a large file, but it doesn't seem to move to the end. I've even tried moving my insertion point to where I thought my play head was which is what I thought moved when pressing the end key. any ideas on why this doesn't seem to be consistent?

#6 Hello, Is it possible to

Hello, Is it possible to capture voiceover voice or the system sound in Amadeus pro with sound flower or by any other nmeans? Marlon

#7 Setting the zoom levels with Voice Over in Amadeus Pro

Hello Ana,
Do the zoom levels have to be set for moving markers, or are they set by default?
If it is possible, can you please post the instructions for setting the zoom levels here?
Thank you,
Ali

#8 I dont' know if it is

I dont' know if it is possible to set the zoom levels but no they don't hve to be set fo rsetting markers. Just play your selection and hit p, or if you know the time you can insert markers manually in the marker window.

#9 Moving to the end of a file and using the p key for placing mark

Hello,
If you want to paste some audio at the end of your file in Amadeus Pro, is there a way to quickly move to the end of the file?
Also, when using the p key to place markers while listening to your file, do you have to move the insertion point to play head? I think Eric demonstrated you don't have too, but it appears you do, as the insertion point remains where you previously left it.
Thank you,
Ali

#10 Converting

Hi. This podcast only demonstrates editing and does not demonstrate converting so I do not know if converting in Amadeus Pro is accessible. Are the converting features of this app accessible?