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Trying to hook up four track to pc

by newbie_from_hell / November 23, 2005 11:19 AM PST

I've recorded a few songs on an old four-track and I'm looking to turn them into sound files that I can burn onto CD.

I have Nero on my computer, and I'm assuming that the "Record Audio" section is the one I'm looking for.

Is it possible to hook up the four track? The wires are the usual red and white wires that connect all stereo components. I got an adapter at Radio Shack, but there are four holes that it fits in. (One of them is occupied by the speakers).

I tried all the different holes (except for the speaker, because I'm going to want to listen to what I'm input-ing), but can't seem to get any sound.

How do you INPUT sound into a computer?

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Different sound card
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / November 23, 2005 12:25 PM PST
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or you could try
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / November 23, 2005 12:36 PM PST
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by newbie_from_hell / November 23, 2005 1:03 PM PST
In reply to: or you could try

I actually managed to record without either of the programs you mentioned (finally found the right hole) - but the sound was horrible.

What are pre-amps, exactly?

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I have the musician's friend
by newbie_from_hell / November 23, 2005 1:07 PM PST
In reply to: or you could try

The "musician's friend" looked exactly like what I picked up at Radio Shack.

Do I need something else besides that and the stereo wires?

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Trying to hook up four track
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / November 23, 2005 7:51 PM PST

With the adapter plug you only get 2 tracks (stereo) recorded, your missing the 2 other tracks. Your four track recorder should have 4 RCA outs on the back. A preamp(s) is needed if your four track is not amped from the outs. I don't know your setup so it's hard give more help. Tell more about it.

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