1. Diane Story's Avatar
    Here's the story: I am using an old PC to run a program "Spin It Again" by Acoustica. I use this program to record vinyl records via USB and my old turntable. SIA divides tracks, and makes MP3s, and has very very good flaw detection and removal, so there are no pops of fizzes.

    This old pc laptop is getting too old, and I would like to upgrade. I have a nexus 7 tablet, and a moto x phone, both obviously running android, and I really like it. So, I would like to get an Android laptop that can run this program. I know the only Android Laptop is the slatebook, and I'm not sure if I would be able to install SIA. I have an external optical drive, so that is not a problem.

    Would I be able to install that (windows) program via disc on a Slatebook? Or is there an app that I can buy to do the same function? Or should I be looking at a different laptop, scrap the Android idea?

    Thank you!
    10-06-2014 10:37 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I don't think that will work. The app has to be developed for Android, and I'm also not aware if Android can support a turntable. It also isn't available for Chromebooks.

    I would suggest buying a cheap Windows 8 laptop--you can get some decent ones for <$300.
    10-06-2014 12:11 PM
  3. Diane Story's Avatar
    That's what I was fearing. Are you aware of any android apps that can do the same function?
    10-06-2014 12:40 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, as I look into it more, it's possible that an Android device could recognize a USB turntable via OTG cable. You could look into this app: USB Audio Recorder PRO
    Diane Story likes this.
    10-06-2014 01:18 PM
  5. Diane Story's Avatar
    Thanks!
    10-06-2014 01:20 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you can't find an Android app that can do it, the program will probably run on a very cheap ($200 class) PC. (It appears to run on Windows 7 [I ran it, checked Settings, but didn't try to record anything - I no longer have any hardware to use for that], so it will probably run on Windows 8 or 8.1. And Acoustica seems to be still very much in business (it's not an orphan program), so if you have a problem you can contact them.

    As far as recording vinyl on an Android device, where would you plug the turntable in? Maybe into the mic jack, but you'd have to have the cable made up - the earphone jack on the phone isn't a "mic in" jack, like a mic in jack on a PC.

    Maybe talk to Acoustica about writing a version that would run on an Android device, using OTG for input (and they'd have to sell an audio to OTG adapter).
    10-06-2014 02:43 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That USB Audio Recorder app linked above mentions being able to record from various audio devices using an OTG USB adapter, so hopefully it can work with a USB turntable.
    10-06-2014 02:48 PM

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