Monday, November 16, 2009

TTUSB10 USB Turntable with Dust Cover (Turntable)

ION Turntable

Label: ION Released:
Price: $199.00


With the ION TTUSB10, it has never been easier to preserve your most memorable music favorites to digital media, such as CDs, hard disk, or portable media devices. The ION TTUSB10 sports a sleek design and includes easy-to-use audio recording software for your computer. And with a stereo input, you can also digitize music from cassettes or other analog sources!

EZ Vinyl Converter by MixMeister is included free with the ION TTUSB10 and provides the easiest way to convert your vinyl records to your computer's digital music library. Simply plug in your ION TTUSB10 turntable, click to mark when tracks end, enter your artist, album and track information and you're done! EZ Vinyl Converter automatically separates the tracks and imports them into your iTunes library.

Once you have your albums converted, you can sort them, make custom playlists, and easily take them with you on an iPod or play them directly from your computer. In addition, the ION TTUSB10 comes with free Audacity software for editing your recorded tracks.

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Key Features
Plug & Play USB - no drivers needed!
Adjustable Anti-Skate control for increased stereo balancing
33 1/3 and 45 RPM
Supports the recording of 78 RPM records through the included software
Switchable Phono/Line-level RCA output (with built-in pre-amp)
1/8" stereo line input; digitize music from cassettes or other sources
Dust Cover Included

Audacity System Requirements
PC running Windows XP or Vista
Mac running OS9 or higher
Sound card or integrated audio
One available USB1.1 port or higher

EZ Vinyl Converter System Requirements
PC running Windows XP or Vista
Sound card or integrated audio
One available USB1.1 port or higher

USB Cable
Recording Software CD
45 RPM Adapter

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Rock News

PAUL STANLEY Talks About KISS 'Guitar Hero' Track Pack

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley discusses the band's "Guitar Hero" three-song track pack, the "Alive 35" tour and more in a podcast interview with, the official blog of Microsoft's Xbox Live. Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft Xbox Live, conducts the interview. Check it out below.

Look for KISS to headline the "Guitar Hero" stage on November 19 with a three-song track pack that's sure to satiate the KISS fan in everyone. The track pack will feature "Modern Day Delilah", the first single off the band's new album, "Sonic Boom"; "Lick It Up", the title track from the group's 1983 album; and "I Was Made for Loving You", KISS's second gold single.

KISS Track Pack will be available via Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. In addition, all songs in the KISS Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points each, PS3 for $1.99 each and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

While you wait, you can also rock out to KISS right now in "Guitar Hero 5", which features "Shout It Out Loud".

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ALICE IN CHAINS On 'Later ... With Jools Holland'; More Performance Footage Available

ALICE IN CHAINS performed the songs "Lesson Learned" and "Black Gives Way to Blue" on this past Friday night's (November 13) edition of the iconic "Later ... With Jools Holland" BBC2 television show in the U.K. Watch the performances below.

"Later ... With Jools Holland" is a contemporary British music television show hosted by Jools Holland. A spin-off of "The Late Show", it has been running without a break since 1992 and is a part of BBC2's late-night lineup. It features a mixture of both established and new musical artists, from solo performers to bands and larger ensembles.

As previously reported, "Project Runway" season three model Amanda Fields is featured in the new video from ALICE IN CHAINS, "Your Decision", which was recently filmed in a "giant house between Santa Monica and Malibu off the Pacific Coast Highway." The clip is being directed by Stephen Schuster, who previously worked with ALICE IN CHAINS on the "A Looking In View" video.

To coincide with the band's European tour, ALICE IN CHAINS will release the "Your Decision" single on November 16 in the U.K.

"Your Decision" is the second single to be lifted from band's first all-new album in 14 years, titled "Black Gives Way To Blue", which sold 126,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart (behind latest albums from PARAMORE, MARIAH CAREY, BARBRA STREISAND and BREAKING BENJAMIN).

"Black Gives Way To Blue":

"Lesson Learned":

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 11/14/2009

1. 45 - Mixed Feeling "Sha La La" / "Love Will Find A Way" United - $4,950.00

2. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday And Today" Butcher 2nd State Mono Paste-Over Sealed - $2,900.00

3. 10" - Syd Barrett "Octopus" one-sided acetate - $2,500.00

4. 10" - Charlie Parker self-titled Dial 203 - $2,210.00

5. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $1,999.99

As always, a special thank you to Norm at for this great data. Stop in and listen to their unique radio show Accidental Nostalgia with Norm & Jane On Radio Dentata - 60 minutes of rare records and nugatory narration. Every Tuesday 4PM PT/7PM ET, Sunday 9AM PT/12PM ET & Monday 12AM PT/3AM ET

Paul McCartney To Release 'Good Evening New York City' CD/DVD Nov. 17

Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening of New York's Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases "Good Evening New York City". This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney's traffic stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on "The Late Show with David Letterman" broadcast).

The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. Paul McCartney's July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. In any configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising Good Evening New York City are a must-have for attendees wishing to relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn't get tickets and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living legend. Good Evening New York City marks McCartney's 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007's highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full. The standard version of Good Evening New York City will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold.

As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show--and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the original stadium's demolition. As documented on Good Evening New York City, "I'm Down" from the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows, albeit this time played through a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans (though there were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights of Good Evening New York City include faithful takes on Beatles classics "Drive My Car," "Got To Get You Into My Life," "The Long And Winding Road," "Blackbird," "Eleanor Rigby," "Back In The USSR," "Paperback Writer," "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Helter Skelter" and more, plus "Something" rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of "A Day In The Life" and "Give Peace A Chance." Wings era chestnuts include "Band On The Run," "My Love," "Let Me Roll It" and the pyrotechnic tour de force of "Live And Let Die," while timeless McCartney solo material ranges from "Here Today" to the upbeat "Flaming Pie" and "Dance Tonight" to a pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.

The concert footage featured on Good Evening New York City standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be... Naked and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles' Love album.

The deluxe edition bonus DVD will feature footage of McCartney's July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, previously available only as a webcast on the Late Show with David Letterman website. The marquee set, which marked McCartney's return to the site of The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page headlines and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth generated a crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.

Paul McCartney's July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetimeOn November 17, "Good Evening New York City" will document it for the ages.


This Date In Music History-November 16


Garnet Mimms - Enchantments (1933)

Troy Seals - James Brown's Band (1938)

Winfred Lovett - Manhattans (1943)

Chi Coltrane (1948)

Pattie Santos - It's a Beautiful Day ("White Bird")(1949)

Gary 'Mani' Mounfield - Stone Roses (1962)

Diana Krall - Canadian singer, songwriter. Has become one of the best selling jazz artists of all-time. (1964)

David Kushner - Velvet Revolver (1965)

Bryan Abrams - Color Me Bad (1969)

They Are Missed:

Memphis soul singer O.V. Wright ("Ace of Spades") died in 1980 (age 41) after a long battle with drugs.

Dino Valente, who founded Quicksilver Messenger Service died in 1994.

Born today in 1916, Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records (died on November 9, 1999).

Grady Owen, guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps died in 1999.

English pianist and composer Russ Conway died in 2000. Scored the 1959 UK #1 instrumentals "Side Saddle" and "Roulette," plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits.

In 2000, American rapper Joseph Calleja died of chronic intestinal disorder. Calleja had celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause stunted growth, as a result, he reached a maximum height of 3 feet, 9 inches (114 centimeters) by adulthood. He was a member of Kid Rock's band.

German guitarist, violinist and composer Michale Karoli with German art-rock group Can died of cancer in 2001 (age 53).


Elvis Presley's film debut, "Love Me Tender," opened in New York in 1956. Despite critical reaction, it takes in nearly $4 million in just two months.

In 1962, the Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program 'The Friday Spectacular.' The Beatles were interviewed and they played in front of a live audience. Both sides of their latest single, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" were performed.

Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1963 with "Deep Purple."

The Animals recorded "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" in 1964.

In 1968, Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the north of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology.

B.J. Thomas' "Hooked On A Feeling" was released in 1968.

1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went to #1 on the US album chart in 1968 with 'Electric Ladyland.' The double album included "Crosstown Traffic," "Voodoo Chile" and "All Along the Watchtower" and featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper.

Led Zeppelin's debut, actually released in early 1969, finally went gold in 1971. By this time, the group is getting ready for their fourth album, 'Led Zeppelin IV.'

In 1973, David Bowie starred in his first TV special, "1980 Floor Show," broadcast here on NBC'S "Midnight Special." The special had been taped a month earlier at London's Marquee Club, a favorite of Bowie's who used to play there with his first band. It was one of the few clubs that would book him because they were considered "a very freaky band."

John Lennon was at #1 in the US singles chart in 1974 with "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" (his first solo #1 hit). Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.

In 1977, the Canadian trio Rush received three gold records for '2112,' 'All the World's a Stage' and 'A Farewell to Kings.' The group, which started out as a Led Zeppelin-inspired power trio, opted for a more experimental progressive direction on those LPs and found itself a sizable audience.

Queen played at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1978 with several semi-nude women bicycling on stage for their hit "Fat Bottomed Girls." Slow news day......

The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston make their acting debuts as the 'acting' debuts as the movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opened in 1978.

The album “Abracadabra,” with the catchy (obnoxious) title track, went platinum in 1982. Though it’s a huge seller, mercifully, it’s not the Steve Miller Band’s biggest album – “Fly Like An Eagle” still holds that honor.

Starship started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "We Built This City."

In 1987, former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.

In 1988, Stan Love, former Beach Boys manager and brother of lead singer Mike Love, was sentenced to 5 years probation for embezzling more than $300,000 from the group.

The Beatles' 'Anthology Volume 3' went to #1 on the American albums chart in 1996. The Beatles become the first act to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.

Mase was at #1 on the US album charts in 1997 with 'Harlem World,' the rappers first #1 album.

In 2002, Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was $7.3 million.

Toby Keith was at #1 on the album chart in 2003 with 'Shock'n Y'all.'

In 2003, Kid Rock is named the Best Pop/Rock Male Artist at the American Music Awards. Linkin Park gets Best Alternative Performer.

In 2005, Kenny Chesney beat out 50 Cent to the #1 album spot, as the country star's 'The Road and the Radio' outsells the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack.

In 2006, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company. The chart which was made up of sales figures from the last fifty years showed their Greatest Hits compilation had sold 5,407,587 copies. The Beatles occupied second place with ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.’