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Stone Age tapes to CD?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:03 PM

Hi, I've got some old cassette audio tapes dating from pre-CD times and I was just wondering if there's a procedure for burning them to CD?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:11 AM

I use Audacity to burn my albums to CD's
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

You'll also probably need to get a patch cable to connect your cassette player to your computer's "line in" port (probably on the back of your computer). If your cassette player has a "line out" jack (or jacks for left and right channels) you're set. If not, you'll have to connect the cassette player's headphone jack to the computer's line in jack and tweak the volume -- start low and raise it slowly.

Alternatively, there are products out there for well under $100 that will take your cassette player's output and connect to a USB port. More expensive, but easier to use. They usually include a free-ware program like Audacity and some instructions.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:46 PM

You could use a cable like this,
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and if you have a Walkman, plug in to Walkman Headphone and Mic Jack on PC and you're good to go.
I use this method and it works great.
I have about 1200 Audio Cassettes that I'm slowly transferring to WMP this way and then I can put them to CD later.

These cables only run a few bucks.

Edited by Adamsappleone, 22 May 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:57 PM

I have learned ALOT from the Bit-Torrent sites...
NOW before i'm labeled a thief i will say that there a number of VERY legal sites that deal with "live recordings" (bootlegs if you remember album days)
they are 100% legit and have great advise
a starting place might be
etree.org
or the link page of "dime torrents"
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/bt-dimeadozen-org/links
lots of good quality info... some might be a little dated but i learned TONS from hem.




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