"Rip Your Own: Digitizing Your Records and Tapes" guides users through the process of digitizing all of their music and transferring their record and tape collection to their iPod/MP3 player. It focuses on each piece of the puzzle, whether that means hooking your cassette player or record player up to an audio interface, or using a cassette deck or turntable with a USB interface direct to your computer. The book also explains how to use the software that can digitize that music into your computer, and the software that you can use to clean up tape clean up the hiss, hum, pops, and clicks from the material. Additionally, it focuses on how to take those transferred and cleaned up tracks and put them onto your iPod or other mp3 player. Throughout the text, "Rip Your Own" includes useful information on digital formats and fun facts on the history of recording and recording media.