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Old 16th December 2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I'm interested in converting some cassette tapes to a digital audio format. I have a Technics Stereo Double Cassette deck and a ATI TV Wonder card which has RCA audio inputs, from which I'd connect the tape deck. I wanted to know if, given this setup, anyone knows if I would be able to convert these tapes and what kind of software I might need (and hopefully might be able to get for free). Thanks in advance.

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Old 16th December 2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have any touble recording what you need. I've done a lot of this with various sound cards. I like ATI video cards. It should have capture software with it.

If not, look on Tucows.com for audio caputre software.
Goldwave is a very good program that you can use in a trial version for free. MusicMatch Jukebox is free, and will record to various formats. (Version 9 is more stable than V10) Even iTunes may work.

The hardest part will be setting your levels, and figuring out where and how to break up the tracks. You can record as WAV, or high bitrate MP3. MP3 will save you disc space, and should be just fine for cassette audio.
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I have good experience with"Audiotools", before I got myself a dedicated CD-R machine...

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Old 17th December 2005, 02:18 AM   #4
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There's Audacity which is free. Linux, Windows and OS X compatible.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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