Golden Records from NCH allows the user to convert vinyl records and cassette tapes to digital audio. It is described as one of the most “stable, easy-to-use and comprehensive” converters of its kind available at the moment. Without too much hassle cassettes, tapes, vinyl and LPs can be converted to CD or MP3.
The program can keep your favourite tunes sounding their best thanks to a number of special features. These include restoration tools which can automatically clean up damaged audio and remove the frustrating clicks, pops and hisses from vintage tapes and scratched records. Moreover, you can also apply dc offset correction when converting analog to MP3. Volume can also be normalised when converting to CD.
Key features include:
- Restoration tools.
- Easy-to-use interface.
- Convert music for different uses.
- Make your own mix.
- Built in CD burner to record CD after process.
NCH Golden Records really does make converting cassettes and vinyl to MP3 or CD an easy task. The wizard takes you through a straightforward conversion process. It will automatically detect silence to split audio into tracks, and can convert 78RPM records playing on a 45RPM player.
The tape and LP converter software make it possible to convert your music for a plethora of diverse uses. It encodes to MP3 or wave digital audio file formats and has a built in CD burner to record CD after the wizard runs. You can also transfer to devices like your iPhone or iPod.
Overall, NCH’s Golden Records program provides a relatively straight-forward and effective approach to connecting, calibrating, enhancing and exporting music. Working on a vast range of Windows platforms, all you need is around 600MB of free hard drive space. You will also need a CD burner drive if you want to burn the audio to a CD, a record player for converting from LP and a cassette deck for converting from tapes.