Being a skeptical person, I often wondered if customer reviews are completely
unbiased. In my own experience, I tend to research the company and their product,
"test the waters" for quality and customer support, then keep returning
to that firm.
Such is my history with DAK. I am not that much of a gadget guy, but know that
if the product comes from DAK I will be pleased. My Mixer and Pop Assassin software
arrived promptly and was just as I expected:
Much higher quality than the turntable pre-amp I got at a local audio store.
Your installation and operation guide made everything go smoothly. I relied on
the high-resolution photos of each button/switch and I/O connector since I'm not
familiar w/ electronics terms.
Finally, the Click, Pop & Hiss Assassin software completely eliminated tiny
scratches from my old records. I highly recommend this solution to people who
rescue treasured LPs.
Thanks again for sticking with your good reputation - it ensures my repeat business
D. J. San Francisco, CA
| "It's very seldom when you buy something that your
expectations are exceeded!
The mixer does the job perfectly. Your tutorials for recording are flawless!
Even though you include more information than is needed (I had some difficulty
finding my specific question answered) but it certainly all helps. The MusicMatch
works well now, but I did have some trouble with it (had to revert back to version
The "Click & Pop Filter" is unbelievable! I was taping a cassette
tape with "The Great Caruso" singing. The piece was a recording from
an old 78 record and you could hear every hiss and click!
After running it through the Click & Pop Filter it was flawless! Could not
hear the hiss or clicks anymore. I also want to thank you for responding promptly
to my problem e-mails. It's comforting to get feedback even though it may not
be all of what I wanted to hear. Thanks again.
I'm looking forward to doing more with the mixer and Filter along with other
programs which help to edit my recordings.
Please use my e-mail address if you care too.
J.M. Hudson, WI
The combination of the Mixer and the Click, Pop & Hiss Assassin work great.
I have been able to capture some great music from LPs that my brother gave me
when I was a kid sometime back in the 50's (not to show my age). The digital product,
while not perfect, is a great improvement.
Better yet, those albums we treasured in the past and kept in good condition come
out very near perfect.
I converted about fifteen albums so far, using the Music Match JukeBox software
you recommended. Great combination. Of course the old cassettes and 8-tracks come
out even better.
I'm still experimenting, but the bottom line - I very happy with all of it."
C. B. Chesapeake, VA
| "The Click & Pop software is fantastic, can't
believe how clean the recordings become."
F.Z. Castle Rock, CO
| "I should like to express my thanks to Dan for being
so patient in helping me convert my files to wav so they might be cleaned through
the Click & Pop Filter.
I used an old LP that sounded as if it were being played in the kitchen while
bacon was being fried.
After using the Click & Pop Filter and copying to CD it was unbelievable as
to the clarity that was heard, as if it were brand new [CD] I even turned up the
volume on my stereo to try and hear some surface noise and there was none.
If someone wishes to hear clarity and superb sound this is the system for you.
The Click & Pop Filter is the greatest. After using and listening to your
CD's your eyes will bulge and your ears will never tire."
G. W. Chicago, IL.
I have been using your turntable and mixer and programs for 2 days and am very
My husband and I are learning how to use the equipment together. The results are
great! Our first attempts to save our old LP's have been very satisfying.
It is wonderful to be able to listen to music in our car that we could only get
on our phonograph. Not all our favorite artists reproduced all our favorite songs
E. B. Sierra Vista, AZ
| How refreshing to find a product that performs just as advertised.
The ease of setup and use and the quality of the resulting CD recordings was truly
amazing. The Pop and Hiss remover is fantastic.
I now have truly perfect CD's of some of my old, scratched favorite LPs.
What a product! Keep up the good work.
H.C. Marietta, Georgia
| Hey Drew,
We got the mixer on Friday, Jan. 30. we Burned our 1st LP to CD the very same
First of all, we're pretty much computer illiterate, but with the tutorial in
front of us, it went fairly smooth. On Saturday we burned 2 more and are becoming
more comfortable with the process.
The tutorials are great, we just followed the instructions step by step.
The Click & Pop Filter really makes quite a difference.
I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. I can finally listen
to the old records again without the junk.
THANKS!!!!!!! & yes you may use this e-mail.
W. L. New Providence, PA
| Greetings to you,
I LOVE the editor and recorder. I just need to take more time to really learn
all of the functions and how they will benefit me. The editorial is very user
Thank you so very much for offering this product. And being concerned about your
users. I am appreciative of you.
J. J. Nashville, TN
| Hey Drew!
I have used a plethora of vinyl restoration programs over the years and never
have come across anything this slick.
Editing in the program is a breeze and being able to restore multiple tracks at
once is a huge time saver. I'm hooked.
I have been making attempts to restore my cherished vinyl for the last 2 years,
but had problems with ground loop interference and just did not enjoy the sound
quality I was receiving once my music was digitized and burned to CD.
I had all but given up hope until that fortuitous day that I came across your
I thank you. My music thanks you
C.W. Urbandale, IA
| HEY DREW!
THIS MIXER IS THE BEST THING SINCE STEREO! I AM RECORDING A LOT OF OLD CASSETTES
AND BURNING THEM TO CDS
THE SOUND IS GREAT I WOULD RECOMEND THIS MIXER TO ANYONE .
M. S. Middleton, TN
I really like the EQ. It makes a big difference.The improvements you can make
are endless. If you need more lows, you can do it.If the high frequencies are
muffled, you can bring them back out.
What I like also, is the ability to raise or lower the volume and when the file
is saved, it is also saved with that volume.This works better than trying to do
it in the Wave Editor to get the songs all the same volume. DATA BECKER MP3 Editor
and Mp3 Doctor, I don't need them anymore.
You definitely got it right but there is one thing MP3 Doctor has,although it
doesn't work very well, and that is a normalize feature that attempts to take
a soft portion of a song such as the beginning of Great White's Rock Me and make
it as loud as the loudest part of the song.
It would be nice if it could be done right.It gets a little distorted using Mp3
Doctor.Maybe you could figure out something.
It doesn't matter though, your Wave Editor and EQ are just great as they are.
I highly recommend getting both for the $29.90.You just can't beat it.I only wish
I had it a while ago. Thanks and you can use my other email address which is -------.
C.M. Elizabethtown, PA
| Love it!
I have been searching for something like this for awhile, to transfer my cassette
collection to CD's.
Never thought it would be so easy! Just burned my first one tonight, after just
taking a few minutes to hook it up.
I was skeptical, but let me say, it really, really works!
C.B. Port Deposit, MD
| THIS IS FANTASTIC AND USER FRIENDLY. MY LP'S WILL BE SAFE FOREVER
THANKS TO YOUR SYSTEM SOFTWARE......IT'S JUST GREAT!!!!!
I have been using The DAK Wave & MP3 Recorder since I downloaded it a few
The program works as promised. I am trying to sing and need all the help I can
get. The program has improved the quality of my recordings...no help with my voice.
K. C. West Hills, CA
| Sorry that I haven't gotten back with you sooner - have been
having too much fun recording old LP's.
Your suggestion was right on - I had not activated the "Recording - Line
In". I got your email at the same time I realized that I had not clicked
on Control Panel Multimedia's 'Recording' properties - I had only checked the
I really felt sheepish. It might be a worthwhile addition to the 'Quick Start'
tutorial on page 5 - right at "OK, setup is all done" to throw in the
check Windows Multimedia's "Playback" and "Record" properties
with a MS Multimedia picture and Drew's classic red arrows 1 and 2 (for dummies
like me who only did the "Playback"!) I checked with some other neighbors
- their machines had the 'Recording Line In" muted also - this may be a MS
By the way, take "2 Gold Stars Out of the Petty Cash Drawer" for your
patience and 'Super' prompt response(s) to my emails. Your technical support was
My wife jokingly said, 'I greatly appreciated Dan's response too - kept you almost
under better control - than I can!"
I appreciate your help and it looks like all three programs are up and running.
I haven't burned any CD yet, just gettting my 'library' ready. You were also right,
the Equalizer Program is great - glad you talked me into it!
L. S. Windell, NC
| Hi Drew
Just a few words about your fantastic system, I'am a complete novice and already
made my first CD.
Just wanted to thank you and all your help with my dumb questions.
Again Thanks For A Great Product
T. W. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
| Dan rocks, but I want to send you this personally Drew!!! A
copy of my email to Dan!! (Dan is in Customer Service.)
Dan, What gives?
THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT I'VE EVER HAD!
Not only can I save it all to my hard drive easily but its kind of fun to do and
the timed setting for the cassettes was hilarious! Who would've thought of that?
Kidding aside, this is the absolute best tutorial and customer service i've ever
seen. Even if I purposely throw the Mixer/Software in the Ocean, you'll probably
send a Undo Dumbass Decision Code, and fix it.
Great Product, Superior Help and Killer Attitude with customer satisfaction.
Geez Louise, I can't believe how great this product is for those who LOVE thier
Vinyl and want to put it on your Hard Drive and CD's.
Even if you are afraid of computers, you can't screw it up......unless you can't
read, see or have a CPU with no monitor.
Feel free to use my testimonial as you like, (but no nudie pictures without my
One estatic Professional Musician
D. W. Bonita, CA
| I was very pleasantly surprised at the setup, use, and results
of your LP to CD products.
I had a Technics turntable I purchased in 1977 and about 90 LPs, some of
which I wanted to preserve and play as CDs.
The preamp worked to perfection thanks to your hints about settings. The recording
software was a breeze to usehardly any configuration was necessary. I used
your 5 minute results instructions, and got results right away.
And the click & pop program was the icing on the cake, so to speak. My estimate
is that the results of conversion were about 90-95% audio-wise and about 200%
more than I expected.
I had originally planned to use a professional audio card and some expensive noise
reduction software. But I think now that would not have given me any better results
than your products, which cost me about a fifth of what I had planned.
Thanks for a good set of products, and for going to the trouble to explain in
really plain terms how to use them.
Although I am an experienced computer user, just a little experience is all that
is necessary to use the preamp and programs.
Thanks again, I am really glad I came across your productsBTW, I found you
P. K. Folsom, California
| The results are truly spectacular!
The pop/hiss program removed almost all of the snaps and pops with the exception
of a couple of monster pops - from the places where I had to nudge the tone arm.
I used your editor to zoom in on those spots and removed them. I also added some
silence to the beginning of the worst tracks and faded some of them out at the
The resulting CD really impressed me. I am now working on an album that isn't
nearly as bad and I'm tweaking some of the settings so that I can become more
familiar with the capabilities of the package.
I now have a project to fill up those long Montana winter evenings.
Congratulations on producing a really fantastic product. I showed it to one of
the guys at work who is currently using a CD burner that's part of his stereo
system to digitize his albums and he plans on switching to your package.
R. J. Helena, MT
| Hi Drew -
The Click & Pop Filter seems to work well, though I haven't converted very
many of my LPs yet. So far there have been 2 situations where I decided to use
the original sound instead of the cleaned up version.
1. A song had some tap dancing by Fred Astaire in it. The De-popper took out all
the snappy taps!
2. Records of garage bands from the sixties - if they are too clean, they don't
sound like the original recording. (My LPs were in good condition, so most of
the crud was in the original).
Thanks for giving me the ability to move that 10 feet of LP music into a format
that I will listen to more often, and takes up less space!
P. K. Ukiah, CA
PS - OK to use quote if you want.
| Hi Drew
I finally recorded some of my LP's.
The results are fantastic, especially after using the click and pop filter. How
easy it is to use.
I was a bit Leary when I saw the product.
But WOW. The cost of your product is fantastic. I have 150 LP's to copy and the
quality on the CD's is much superior to the Lp's.
E. T. Allentown, PA
| I have used this program on about 20 LP to CD transfer and it
does a wonderful job.
The CD's come on sounding perfect. I would reccomend this to anyone who has LP's
that are scratched or nicked.
J. C. Sacramento, CA
| Hi Dan and Drew...
All I can saw is WOW !
Just testing...I did get the song I wanted saved. I de-clicked it and ran it through
the equalizer. It sounds like a new CD and this is an LP from 1968.
The turntable is just too cool and the pre-amp lets me listen to "raw"
LPs. Thank you so much :)
...500 albums to go !
J. M. Denver, CO
| "Hay Drew:
This Mouzzu Hillbilly, that's 74 years young with the DAK system, transferring
tapes from the 60's 70's and 78's into super playing CD's. Set Up & Tutorial
Manual assisted me to recoring in a hurry. Email help is and was beyond my expectations.
E. B. Kirksville, MO
a product that actually does what it says it will! The set up
was as simple as the web site movies indicated. The movies, by the way, are superb
teaching tools! As I continue I will be interested in learning what else I can
do! But it was REALLY drop dead simple."
Hot Springs Village, AR