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ADS Tech Ships Instant Music

Easily captures and converts analog audio into the popular digital formats (October 12, 2004)

ADS Tech ( announced today it is shipping Instant Music, a new external USB analog-to-digital audio converter for consumers. Instant Music makes it fast and easy for Windows, Macintosh and Linux users to convert analog music to digital formats that provide expanded options for their personal music enjoyment. With an MSRP of only $59, the plug and play device will quickly become a must-have solution for anyone wanting to protect their collection of LPs, 45s and cassette tapes from warping, scratches and deterioration.

Instant Music includes all of the music capture, conversion, editing and CD publishing tools users need to convert their analog music to the most popular digital music formats in just four easy steps. Using the stereo (right and left RCA) or SPDIF Digital Audio (TOSlink) inputs and outputs, they can capture music from any analog audio source (cassette, turntable, TV, radio) and save it as an MP3, .WAV, .WMA (Windows Media 9 Audio) or AAC audio file.

The converted digital audio files can be archived on a computer or burned to a CD. When combined with a Mac system equipped with Garage Band (included in iLife) or Sound Studio, Mac users can export directly to their personal iTunes music libraries.

Music files created with Instant Music can be played back from a PC or a portable MP3 player and are compatible with digital media receiver devices like the new ADS Tech Media-Link Wireless Receiver. With Media-Link connected to a home stereo system, consumers can play back all of the music stored on their PC.

To begin recording, users simply plug the Instant Music device into a computer's USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port. Once the files are converted, the Nero Mix, Nero SoundTrax and Nero Wave Editor software bundled with Instant Music can be used to arrange them into play lists, edit start/stop times or add a cross fade from one track to the next for a smooth transition. With the step-by-step wizard features, even novices can personalize their music by selecting tracks, adding transition effects, and using the equalizer to set the volumes. For professional results, the Audio Cleaning tools can be used to filter out unwanted pops, clicks and hisses.

Pricing, Availability
Instant Music is available from leading video dealers, e-tailers and distributors with an MSRP of US$59. A complete hardware/software solution, the USB 2.0 music capture solution is compatible with Windows 98SE, WinME, WinXP (Home or Professional), Win2000 and Macintosh OSX systems equipped with Garage Band or Sound Studio 2.10. The external device comes with a 6-ft. USB 2.0 cable and a 6-ft. RCA audio/video connection cable with a turntable grounding wire. Nero Mix, Nero SoundTrax and Nero Wave Editor software, a User Guide and an Installation CD are also included.

About ADS Technologies
ADS Technologies is a world leader in Universal Serial Bus and IEEE-1394/FireWire solutions. Since 1992, the company has introduced high-quality multimedia, networking and presentation products at consumer-friendly prices. The company's award-winning USB product line includes eleven complimentary peripherals and its USB Port for Desktops is the world's best-selling USB PCI host card. PYRO 1394DV, the first consumer-priced digital video editing solution on the PC market, has been widely adopted by owners of digital video camcorders for its ease-of-use for first time DV editors, its functionality and its low cost.

ADS Technologies' products are distributed by Ingram Micro in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADS Technologies' products are available in nearly 3,000 consumer electronic and computer retail stores and through OEM private label customers around the world who market ADS Technologies products under their own brand name.

For more information, please visit our Web site at or contact phone: 800.888.5244. In Southern Europe, contact ADS Tech at tel: 33 01 43 90 19 25 or email Eric Kebani at


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