The primary purpose of the Groove Mechanic is to dramatically improve the quality of your old vinyl LP records and cassette tapes while getting them ready to record onto a CD. While it does not actually perform the CD writing, it does allow you to:
· capture the audio from LPs or tapes (or other sources) into audio files on your computer
· analyze the quality of the sound
· remove the "clicks and pops" that often plague older LPs
· remove the "rumble" that is sometimes apparent in both new and old LPs
· remove the "hiss" that is often audible on tapes
· work on an entire LP side (or cassette side) at a time, and then split it into individual songs, or "tracks"
The output from Groove Mechanic is WAV files, which are accepted by nearly every CD-recording software package. The resulting CDs can be played back on any audio or computer CD player. Alternatively, compressed files (MP3 or OGG) may be produced.