The PAD5 from Pyle Pro is a device that converts analog audio signals into digital information. It connects to a Mac or Windows computer via USB and allows you to plug in analog devices such as vinyl turntables and tape decks, and record their signal into a computer.
The operation of the PAD5 is simple. You connect either a record player to the stereo RCA jacks and grounding terminal, or you connect any line-level source to the mini-plug input. A dial on the side of the unit allows you to set the ideal gain level for recording. The USB output connects to your computer so you can record the digitized audio signal with recording software.
You can also connect the stereo RCA outputs of the PAD5 to a mixer, stereo receiver, or PA system so you can monitor your sound. There are volume buttons on the top of the unit to adjust the output level. This ability makes the PAD5 a great solution for routing vinyl records and other analog sounds into a computer, while still maintaining an analog output of the sound source.
- Connects to the USB port on a Computer (with LED indicator)
- Phono input (to connect record players) & line-level input (to connect tape players, MP3 players, etc.)
- USB audio interface
- Output options: phono RCA & line-level RCA
- Recording function with adjustable gain control