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Freshen up your vinyl! 

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So you want to keep your old classics and new purchases in perfect condition and keep them safe and sound digitally? Here are a few tips and tricks 

The washing machine 

Spin Clean is a plastic tub with brushes on the inside. Fill it with cleaning solution and water, turn the records clockwise then let them dry. Voila! Sparkling clean vinyl. 

The Pistol 

Shoot your vinyl where it matters with the positive and negative ions in the Milty Zerostat gun, which electrostatically neutralises the surface, and the dust just drops off. 

The Home Remedy

Apply a thick layer of wood glue evenly in the grooves with a spatula. Then let it dry and slowly peel off the film of dust-coated plasticky glue. 

Vinyl to USB

With Ion Audio’s iLP USB-compatible record-player you can copy LPs straight to your iPhone without a computer. Just plug it in and put the platter on. 

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RIP IT UP

People with ageing hi-fi kit should fork out for a USB phono preamp like the ADL GT-40 to rip high-quality digital files from their records.

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ADL GT-40

RESCUE YOUR VINYLS AND TAPES

Magix’ Vinyl & Tape Rescue Software makes digitisation easy: starts recording as soon as the needle drops and noise filters ensure best sound.

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