Christmas brought two new electronic gadgets to the CP household:
(1) An Ion USB Turntable
(2) A VuPoint 35mm Slide and Negative Converter
The turntable was a gift from a son and a daughter, and the slide converter I bought for myself to turn about a gazillion slides into digital photos for my daughters as a special Christmas surprise.
Egads and little cowboys, these two gizmos are major time eaters! Considering the gazillion slides and the 367 albums (which you have to multiply times 2 for full recordings), I have enough "work" to carry me through to the next millennium it seems.
Suffice to say, I did not complete the slide project by December 25th, but I did have enough done to burn a set of 150 slides to disc for my girls. Only about 500 more slides to go...
The turntable came with two types of software - one that is beginner/novice easy and the other requires someone with a masters degree in sound technology. I have no idea how to do more than try to remove a few pops and whistles. Even then, if not careful, you can "clean" the file so much the sound is substantially reduced to something unlistenable.
Audacity -good name for this software. I am overwhelmed when looking at all the technical jargon for this program.
Anyone else get gizmo'd for Christmas? I must learn to be careful what I ask Santa for next year...