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If you have never heard of Ruggiero Columbo, you are far from alone. And therein lies a tale. Eighty-odd years ago, scattered in labs and home workshops around the world, a group of inspired inventors wrestled out the secrets of how the human voice could be electrically amplified and recorded. The improved condenser microphones, among other bits of technology, that came of their work were a blessing, particularly for the male pop singers who had hitherto had to sing high in order to sing loud enough to cut—literally, with the power of their voices—a mechanical recording. Duly liberated, these men were now free to work the lower registers, and soon Bing Crosby [photo: at RCA44 ribbon mic] would change the musical landscape with a mellow baritone. BING and the lost art of CROONING. Wikipedia SHOP Crooners
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COPY LP's and 45's to Computer
The first USB turntable that lets you convert your old vinyl collection directly to CD or MP3, the Ion Audio iTTUSB is a must for people who don't want to deal with clumsy adapters or mismatched software when transferring formats. Requiring no special drivers, the turntable comes with Audacity, a recording application that works with both PCs and Macs, as well a trial version of Bias Soundsoap 2 to clean and restore vinyl recordings. As an alternative, the turntable also works with any other software that supports USB audio input sound cards. Once connected, the turntable transfers both 33-1/3 rpm albums and 45 rpm singles to digital formats in mere minutes.
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Updated: Thursday, 2 November 2006 6:20 PM EST
Condenser mic with USB connectivity
Info: MIC, MOUNT W/Stand package
- Unique 3-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad, and omni)
- Dual-capsule design
- Macintosh: Mac OS X; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)
- Windows: XP Home Edition or XP Professional; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64MB RAM (minimum)
Finally, a USB mic that?s not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball,? the world?s first professional USB mic. The Snowball is a direct plug n? play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC ? no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band ? and it?s ideal for podcasting. Check it out and you?ll see why it?s the coolest mic in town.
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Updated: Tuesday, 5 September 2006 4:29 PM EDT
SpacialAudio was formed in 1998 with the goal to develop streaming software solutions for both small and large broadcasters. Innovative products like Streaming Audio Manager (SAM) and MediaPoint Mananger (MPM) have helped lead the digital streaming revolution and to this day are still considered unmatched in their functionality and cost effectiveness.
The demand for our products in turn created a demand for AudioRealm.com - an Internet broadcasting portal initially designed to serve the needs of broadcasters specifically using our software solutions, but AudioRealm quickly turned into a portal where listeners could easily find quality stations they are able listen to and enjoy. In early 1999, AudioRealm signed the first blanket license agrement with the RIAA to cover the legal concerns of it's broadcast members and also offered many services to broadcasters including Syndicated content, Stream hosting, Web hosting, Revenue streams and through the years AudioRealm has built up a very loyal broadcaster community.
SpacialAudio has also established strong partnerships with leading companies to firmly help improve our position as a leader in this market and offer more value added services to all of our customers.
SpacialAudio has what it takes to help bring your vision to life - no matter how small or large it might be.
Please contact us to discuss how we can make your vision a reality.
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Updated: Thursday, 27 April 2006 1:00 AM EDT
Amazing radio recorder
Now Playing: AM/FM/PC AUDIO RECORDER
Griffin Technology RadioShark AM / FM Desktop Radio
with Time-Shift Recording...
..."VCR or TIVO like",
PC radio recorder!