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I would like to know how to take music from cassettes.

by txnurse / December 17, 2005 7:43 AM PST

I have a lot of cassettes i would like to take the music from and place either on cd or on my computer. Does any one know how to do this or am i up a creek.

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by John.Wilkinson / December 17, 2005 8:36 AM PST

It depends on your stereo system, but it should have some type of audio out jack. Get the appropriate audio cable (preferably gold-plated to increase the sound quality) from your local electronics store/department (Radio Shack, Walmart, etc) and connect it to the audio out on your stereo and audio in on your computer. Then, use a free program such as Audacity to record the music as your stereo plays it. Save the file as an MP3, WAV, etc, then burn it to CD using your burning software.

Hope this helps,

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Thank You
by txnurse / December 17, 2005 8:52 AM PST
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I will try that. i wasn't sure if it even could be done.

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Cassette to MP3 or Wav
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 17, 2005 8:52 AM PST
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cassette to pc
by lwrainer / March 14, 2011 12:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Cassette to MP3 or Wav

I have a plusdeck 2c. it will play the cassette fine, but when i try to play back the recording, in wav or mp3, it sounds like it is in double time. i have updated the software to the latest without any help. any suggestions?

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Good news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2011 12:31 AM PDT
In reply to: cassette to pc

Almost always this is the sound driver issue on this (unknown) PC. I'd post this issue in the Cnet Computer Help forum but add the missing details.

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cassette to CD
by dvautier / December 18, 2005 4:10 PM PST

I usually have to fiddle around with the equalization when I record from cassette. I have a very good direct drive Sansui which I rebuilt. My LPs get the RIAA equalization from the preamp which seems to do well. But cassettes may need a manual 2 or 3 DB boost in the upper range to get them sounding bright enough. A lot depends on your player itself and all those funny switches on your playback unit, like metal, CrO2, Dolby, etc. If you get good recording software like Nero there are lots of options for tape hiss elimination, etc., stuff you can correct once the music is digitized. You may want to test different combinations and find out what works best for you.

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