OK, so I hooked up ye olde record player through pre-amp and gave this one a try. Yep, rec. level meters both responding to signal. So I pulled the line-in plug just a bit to get only one channel on speakers or headset. However, BOTH right and left rec. level meter still bouncing away quite happily.
Hit record and let it go for a couple of minutes. Then hit Pause as to turn over record and continued a couple of minutes more. Stopped. For people who haven't done this vinyl to digital routine yet, the idea is to get both sides of the record in one file, hence Pause inbetween and not Stop.
Anyway, saved the file as AIFF 16 bits (which like the input sensitivity has to be set EACH TIME after a crash or recording, a bit like Toast not remembering last settings). Opened it again from Spin Doctor File menu and oops... NO WAVEFORM. Closed, Quit and tried again: still NO waveform which leaves me with an unworkable display. The file plays OK, but in this test only the one channel and the "needle" progresses over an empty waveform field. How can it be that only one channel is recorded while both channels indicate incoming signal (yes, both meters on the same level, not one just a tiny bit of signal and the other one the lot). Something fishy going on here, perhaps?
Conclusion is that not only is it incompatible with files created by an older version (yes, bladiblabla, I know, but as a consumer I don't care if development company or whatever has changed causing the subtle name change from CD Spin Doctor. It's the same app and should read my old files correctly), its Recording function is also unusable at the moment. Doesn't anybody check these things prior to release? FTR all of this happened on an i7 2.93 27 inch iMac running 10.6.7 using 8 Gig RAM.
Have fun, Hermie