View Full Version : Recording from Cassettes to CDs
03-06-2004, 06:28 AM
I have quite a few music cassettes which I would like to transfer to CDs.
I am concerned about the quality after recording. Will the quality suffer? Is it a pain to do this?
Do you use the headphone output from your amp to the computer input or some other method?
03-06-2004, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
capture the analog music as a .WAV file then convert it over to .MP3 or .CDF format (using software) so that it will play in your digital player.
not totaly correct. use to before burning programs supported MP3 you had to Decode your MP3's to WAV files and then burn directly to cd. so this step of converting WAV to MP3 DF talks about is an un nessary step. I have done this before and i used an Y cable that converted Right and left RCA plugs in to a mini headphone jack that i pluged into the input/MIC connection on my sound card. I have used 2 differnt programs for doing this. the first one was Roxio Easy CD creator it has tools just for doing this and will help take out Hiss' pops, cracks, and drag noise from the recordings. some times if you use this too much it will make the recordsing sound hollow. the other program i have used it Total Recorder. it is good for recording and does a pretty good job.
Personaly i would just use Kazaa K++ and download the MP3's that someone has riped from CD and save the hastle.
this 1 - 1 recording from tape to PC is a slow process. you have to play both sides of the tape through out. for all the tapes so you could probably download and burn your entire collection in the time it would take you to record them from tape. if you have Broud Band. and you would probably have much better quality cause most MP3's are riped from CD. and you would totaly be leagle doing this too cause you own the casett versions already. :-) tell the RIAA to suck a big one.
03-07-2004, 10:12 PM
sweet. ty for the info cf. i've had to do this a few times for other people. i've done it the EXTREME long/hard way, where i record from tape onto pc, then take to an audio editing proggy, select a frame or two where the pop is, and delete. there are a few pops in a song as you may know, so now i have a nice alternative to that. i'll have to use that someday.
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