Griffin Technology Inc.
has announced the release of Final Vinyl v1.1, an update to their vinyl record recording software for Mac OS X. They’ve also released the Turntable Connection Cable, an accessory for attaching your record turntable to your Mac.
Final Vinyl is free software aimed at users of owners of Griffin’s PowerWave and iMic audio input devices. The Griffin iMic is a USB-based stereo input device. The PowerWave includes audio input and output plus a 30 watt amplifier.
Connecting the turntable to the PowerWave or iMic and using Final Vinyl enables you to transfer audio from vinyl records straight into your Mac. Previously, the software required you to pre-amplify your turntable through your stereo before it could be recorded, but now you can attach the turnatable directly with no additional hardware.
New features in Final Vinyl 1.1 include sound waveform-based cue editing, making it easier to mark the beginning and ending points of songs to denote tracks. Compatibility has been added for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther.” Performance and reliability have been improved and CPU usage is more efficient when using EQ.
Griffin has also released the Turntable Connection Cable, with built-in grounding. It’s a six foot cable with stereo RCA jacks and a turntable grounding screw on one end and a mini-jack on the other, to help you connect your turntable to an iMic or PowerWave. It costs US$12.99.