The AC-1USB Audio Capture Device is a great little gadget from Citronic, bridging the gap between analogue and digital. This USB soundcard is designed to connect your turntable, mixer or CD player and convert the signal to digital, the USB connector plugs into your PC/MAC and allows you to record the audio using the software provided. There is also an analogue output so it can be linked between an existing system to record. Ideal for converting vinyl to MP3 and creating live mixes. The AC-1USB has many uses apart from recording vinyl and DJ use, it can also be used to record live bands, simply by connecting to the record output of your mixing desk you can capture the live sound. Supplied with Audacity software for windows. Audacity is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X audacity.sourceforge.net. The AC-1USB can also be used with other sound recording software.