AirVinyl app makes iPhone music sound like vinyl

The AirVinyl app (opens in new tab) from the legendary Air Studios will add "all the warmth of analogue harmonics" to the digital music on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Previously available on iPad, the app is now on iPhone and iPod Touch, and allows you to browse your music as if it were a record collection – and get that vinyl sound, too.

AirVinyl has been developed by engineers at Air Studios, the recording studio in London founded by producer and engineer Sir George Martin, who worked extensively with The Beatles.

The app's audio output has been enhanced "to recreate the audio ambience originally intended by the artist".

The interface takes the form of a turntable, and you can browse and select your tracks from record crates.

You can also choose the cassette deck graphic in order to make 'mixtapes' of your favourite tracks.

It's of course AirPlay compatible, too, allowing you to send the "enhanced" music wirelessly to an AirPlay iPod speaker dock or other AirPlay receiver.

The AirVinyl iOS app is yours to buy on the iTunes Store (opens in new tab) for £1.99.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).