11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2010 10:35 AM by Chris CA
matt_1977 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have worked out how to convert vinyl LPs into itunes using the iMic and Final Vinyl software, via a wav file then convert into mp3 in iTunes. I then have to manually re-name all the tracks.

What I would like to do is automatically name the tracks I create. Preferable to get all the track info, but at least the track titles.

Please could you advise whether this is possible and if so how to do it.


If it helps I am using a Jan2009 (white) macbook running Leopard (10.5.8).

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,465 points)
    It is not possible to get the track names automatically.
    It works in iTunes using the CD information of the CD you are importing, as you are not importing a CD then it will not work.
  • g4s Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    That's true, it will only work with "CD's" you've made from digitized vinyl. And then only CD's that have been previously released and entered into the CDDB.

    I've been into digitizing vinyl for a long time. If you need some really good click, pop, hiss, etc. software, you should check this out. http://www.clickrepair.net/ It's far better than anything else I've tried.
  • matt_1977 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your prompt replies.

    It is a pity there isn't an easy way to do this. My typing is pretty slow.

    I will try the noise removal software, so far the tracks I have produced have been pretty good quality.

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  • g4s Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    Yeah, it's kind of time consuming. An average album will usually take me about 2 hours. Record, process, separate tracks, burn to CD (so I have a hard copy), then import the tracks I want into iTunes.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,870 points)
    ert vinyl LPs into itunes using the iMic and Final Vinyl software, via a wav file then convert into mp3 in iTunes. I then have to manually re-name all the tracks

    Save it as AIFF (not WAV) in Final Vinyl then you can name the files there and when sending to iTunes, the names will transfer.
    Also, instead of adding to iTunes then converting, do it in one step. Convert the file with Final Vinyl and save it.
    In iTunes, hold Option and go to menu Advanced -> Convert MP3 {or whatever setting in Import prefs}.
    This will import and convert in one action.
  • ta Level 4 Level 4 (1,210 points)
    This isn't going to help anyone, but I've actually had at least one vinyl convert properly named via CDDB. I was very surprised. I rebuilt my library recently and wasn't as lucky this time around.

    My understanding is that CDDB identifies cds by the number of tracks and the length of each track. Since I manually identified track locations in Bias Peak the chances of this happening seemed extremely remote. I have no idea how I got so lucky.......
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,870 points)
    I've had very, very good success with converting vinyl and Gracenote identify the correct album.
  • ta Level 4 Level 4 (1,210 points)
    Actually, I meant Gracenote. I use Toast as well, which uses CDDB.

    Still, the parameters used to describe a particular album must not be what I think they are or finding vinyl titles would be nearly impossible.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,870 points)
    Gracenote and CDDB are the same thing. CDDB is what Gracenote used to be called.
  • ta Level 4 Level 4 (1,210 points)
    Well then, my copy of Toast is using archaic nomenclature.
  • g4s Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    I've had them properly identified before too. Which means it's probably available on CD, through some of the reissue labels out there. I always check first. Most of the reissues are a little better than I can make myself. I've heard some bad ones though.