LP DOCK is an innovative new USB turntable that fuses the convenience of the iPod with the easiest way to convert vinyl records to MP3. It enables users to transfer their old vinyl collection directly to an iPod using any Mac or PC computer. It comes with a USB cord and works with all docking iPod models when you use with iTunes. Audacity recording software, which reduces any vinyl noise and pops inherent on some old vinyl recordings to ensure full quality. LP DOCK is the first of its kind to deliver direct-to-iPod technology. EZ Vinyl Converter 2 software is included to automatically name songs.
VCR 2 PC is an innovative new VHS player with single-cable USB output. With VCR 2 PC you can save all of your favorite home movies and videos straight to your PC in pristine digital format. EZ VHS Converter software is included and lets you burn your videos to DVD, watch on your PSP, iPod or laptop computer. Exported MPEG4 video is compatible with select mobile phones and portable multimedia devices! You can connect your VHS, VHS-C, or 8MM camcorder to the front panel jacks to backup your camcorder videos. When you’re finished archiving your videos to your computer, VCR 2 PC is the perfect VHS player for any room in the house.
If you have a lot of tape collection you can create MP3s from it. Just plug the TAPE 2 PC into your computer using the USB cable, install the software and start converting your music. It’ll easily transfer to your iPod or other MP3 player. TAPE 2 PC is the world’s first USB dual cassette player/recorder with the ability to covert tapes to MP3. TAPE 2 PC includes EZ Tape Converter 2 for PC (EZTC2) and EZ Audio Converter for Mac (EZAC) software; the simplest way to record and convert tapes directly to iTunes. EZTC2 features Gracenote® MusicID technology, which analyzes your recordings and automatically retrieves album, artist and song information for you! EZAC lets you easily enter track information. You can now digitally archive your collection in just a few mouse clicks. When you’re finished archiving your cassettes to your computer, TAPE 2 PC can connect to your stereo system using standard RCA cables for convenient cassette listening in your living room, garage, or wherever your stereo system resides.
These above products enable consumers to take their traditional media (vinyl records, cassette tapes and VHS tapes) and turn them into easily accessible digital media. The idea behind ION Audio‘s products is simplicity: just plug and download. You can also see their new products at http://www.ion-audio.com/products/new.php
ION Audio recently sold its one-millionth turntable. Vinyl sales are actually increasing. In 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan, nearly 1 million LPs were bought, up from 858,000 in 2006. Based on to-date sales for 2008, that figure could jump to 1.6 million by year’s end. (According to the Recording Industry Association of America, CD shipments dropped 17.5 percent during the same 2006-07 period.) Sales of turntables — which dropped from 1.8 million in 1989 to 275,000 in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics Association — rebounded last year, when nearly half a million were sold.
Director of Marketing
Greg Stein – A biography
Greg is VP level marketing exec with broad experience in all aspects of global marketing planning and budgeting; including strategies for brand management, sustaining product portfolio management, new product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, trademark registrations, sales management, print and online advertising, public relations, interactive media, trade show exhibition/event marketing, merchandising, SKU management, inventory control, sourcing, and corporate and marketing communications.
Direct experience managing a wide range of staff as well as managing relationships with advertising/public relations agencies, artist management agencies, record labels, and media buys (direct mail, on line, print). Focus on fast-paced, innovative and lifestyle-oriented music, technology, entertainment and consumer electronics companies.
Currently, Director of Marketing Worldwide at Numark Industries, LLC. (Numark, Alesis, Akai Pro, MixMeister, Ion Audio)
He was the Director of Marketing Communications at Line 6. Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University. Also, worked as Product Marketing / Marcom Manager at Avedis Zildjian Company
Greg holds Masters in CSS Management/Administration from Harvard University. Also, holds a certification in Strategic Management from Boston University. He has done his BA, Business Management & Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music.
About Ion Audio:
Ion Audio’s mission is to deliver a diverse and innovative range of digital audio and musical entertainment products that brings music to life.
Whether you are at a barbecue, out by the pool with friends, in front of your computer or just hanging out at home Ion Audio is here to help you listen, play and enjoy your music.
The company was established to fulfill the needs of the music enthusiasts, musicians and DJ’s of all levels looking for an affordable solution to digital music entertainment.
The product line includes award-winning innovations for home audio, digital audio and DJ technology, musical instruments and digital audio accessories.
From award-winning USB Turntable that turns your old LP’s into MP3’s to our state-of-the-art musical instruments such as the Electronic Drum Kit to battery-powered portable PA sound system for iPod, Ion Audio is here to make music more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.
Because, like you, Ion Audio love digital audio, are always looking for fresh ways to help you move music. Be on the look out for many more revolutionary innovations from ION Audio coming to a retailer near you.
- Ion Audio iCade arcade-style iPad cabinet (go.theregister.com)
- USB Turntable Puts a Digital Spin on Your Vinyl Collection (wired.com)
- Don’t Take My Vinyl Away (golibrarians.wordpress.com)