Channel D Software has released Pure Vinyl 1.1.2, a premium suite of applications for digitising vinyl.

The software offers a "scratch" style grab-and-spin editor with realistic, "virtual vinyl" platter images, rendered from the digitised audio.

Automatic gain riding and looping ensures accurate track location, even in the presence of vinyl background noise.

When sampling the music, the software simultaneously saves CD format audio while monitoring and recording raw or equalised audio at sample rates up to 192 kHz. Editing operations are nondestructive, and precision, 64-bit real-time inverse RIAA equalisation is included.

A free, built-in visualiser offers animated, spinning "45 RPM" vinyl discs with artist and track names taken from the iTunes library.

The maintenance release improves usability, streamlines handling of high sample rate files and improves the performance of the iTunes visualiser.

It's an expensive solution - the company is selling the software for $129 until September, when the price goes up to $229. However, a free demo version of the software is available from the Pure Vinyl website.