VinylStudio Pro

Starting from 1st October 2018, VinylStudio has been split into two versions - VinylStudio Standard and VinylStudio Pro. For an additional US$ 20, VinylStudio Pro offers additional features as listed below. The cost of an upgrade from VinylStudio Standard is US$ 24.95 and VinylStudio Pro runs on both Windows and Mac (except when purchased from the Mac App Store). To get the upgrade price, just use the same email address when you order.

People who purchased before the cutoff date will continue to get all the features they are used to, but new features added in VinylStudio 11.5 and later are only available if you upgrade.

The following features are available in VinylStudio Pro, and also in VinylStudio Standard IF you purchased before the cutoff date:

  • Manual click repair.
  • The ability to import and export CUE sheets.
  • The ability to import more than one audio file at a time.
  • Recording equalisation (as used for 'flat' phono preamps and when recording pre-RIAA discs).
  • The ability to search more than one database at a time in the 'Lookup Track Listing' window.
  • The ability to import collections from Discogs.
  • Spectral View, to locate those hard-to-find clicks and scratches.
  • The 'Patch' feature, to repair wide areas of damage.
  • The ability to set default filter settings and equalisation curves.
  • The ability to define custom equalisation curves / FFT filters.
  • The ability to load and save 'noise sample' files in the Filter Settings window.
  • The ability to define custom album status names to keep track of your work.
  • The ability to enter album notes.
  • The ability to print your collection.
  • The 'Perform Frequency Analysis' feature.
  • The 'Copy to Player' function.
  • The ability to create Windows Media Player playlists.
  • The ability to export track listings when burning CDs or DVDs.
  • All of the functions provided in the 'Batch' window. Instead, users can save their tracks for the album they are working on in the 'Split Tracks' window.
  • DSD support.
  • The ability to search Discogs by catalog number when creating or recording a new album.
  • The ability to search Google or Bing for track listings.

  • The ability to group albums into folders when burning data CDs and DVDs.

Newer features - available in VinylStudio Pro only, regardless of purchase date:

  • The ability to handle WAV files larger than 4gb (so-called 'RF64' files).
  • Loopback recording (on Windows Vista and later - Windows only).
  • Apple Lossless support on Windows (on the Mac, this is included as part of VinylStudio Standard).
  • AAC support on Windows (on the Mac, this is included as part of VinylStudio Standard). Registration required.
  • iTunes integration on Windows (on the Mac, this is included as part of VinylStudio Standard).
  • Export your collection as a CSV, RTF or text file.
  • Support for burning Blu-Ray discs.
  • Custom tag editor (to add user-defined tags to your saved tracks).
  • The ability to import and export equalisation curves from / to Audacity.
  • 'Smart normalisation', which, if used correctly, will ignore the sound of the needle drop and lift when normalising.

Please note: VinylStudio cannot record DSD from the Sony PS-HX500 turntable on the Mac. Only their proprietary software can do that. The same applies to the Korg DS-DAC-10R. VinylStudio can, however, import DSD files from either device once recorded.


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