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Reording Question

Postby blues power » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:42 pm

anyone know how i can get my old cassettte tapes into my computer and burned onto CD.

i tried the line out from my stereo headphone jack thru a 1/4 adapter into mic (line in) on PC but it was extremly noisey and unaudable.

any ideas cus most of my older blues stuff isnt available on CD or would be next to impossible and expensive to find or replace.
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RE: Reording Question

Postby ricochet » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:09 pm

I've done it from the cassette player's speaker to a computer mic and gotten decent results.

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RE: Reording Question

Postby les » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:18 am

Evert thing I have posted at soundclick and mp3.com.au (all the links below)is the result of
1. recording onto cassette tape,

2. then playing the tape with the headphone jack connected to the PC mic jack and using Microsoft Recorder to make them into .wav files,

3. then burning the .wav files onto CD,

4. then 'ripping' the songs from CD back onto the PC as .mp3 files.

The end result quality leaves much to be desired (it is awful, but listenable, mostly), but that is about the best I can do with the equipment I have and the software I have access to right now.
Some listeners have a much higher tolerance for poor recording quality (static, hiss, etc.) than do most. Luckily for me, this tolerance for 'noisy' recordings seems to be higher among fans of "old roots" blues than among fans of more modern styles.



Les from Chicago
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=252269
http://www.mp3.com.au/track.asp?id=93662
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=252269
http://www.mp3.com.au/track.asp?id=112202
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/5/westsidebluesband.htm
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/7/joyfu ... helord.htm
http://www.soundclick.com/thatstheplan
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/praye ... hcogic.htm[/URL]
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RE: Reording Question

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:26 am

Some of us think the hiss and static's part of the charm (within limits.) I've heard the old record noises added to modern recordings.

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