Review: TurnPlay turns your iPad into a virtual vinyl record player

On December 31, 2012


When I was a kid there was nothing I loved more than watching my dad put a vinyl record on the player, now even though I am from the CD and digital music era I still think there is something awesome about vinyl records. Today however it can be almost impossible to find a working turntable, and that is where the TurnPlay app from Ramotion enters the picture.

The iPad app looks and feels like a vintage record player, the App Store description even states that the “that as soon as you launch the app, you will end up scrutinizing every visual feature and enjoying animation and built-in sounds.” The idea behind the app is simple and yet genius, you select a song from a virtual rack of vinyl records and then play in on the virtual record player, the app even comes with a tone arm with a virtual needle that you can drop anywhere within the track and a knob that turns the player on and off.

The only drawback I can see in TurnPlay is that it only allows you to play one song at a time, in other words once the song is finished it doesn’t automatically go on to the next one. I would love to see the addition of a whole album being played. Other than that this is a pretty fun app that is sure to keep you and other vinyl lovers entertained.

You can download TurnPlay from the iOS App Store for US$1.99.

Watch the video below for a better explanation of the App: