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Old 9th October 2006, 12:01 PM   #1
twenty is offline twenty  Australia
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Default Does anyone record off the radio

as the heading says??

i have a favorite program, that runs from 10 pm till 1 am. does anyone have a good method for recoring these kind of things. tape only got for half the show, not good enough....

maybe a hard drive device??

any idea are much appreciated
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Old 9th October 2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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Something like this might be the answer.
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Old 9th October 2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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a nice hifi vcr on ep sounds good also

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Old 9th October 2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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I would use the line input to a PC soundcard, for recoding that length of time, with a program to record it running. there are many out there, and a web search will turn some up. The most difficult bit here is to find the cables to connect your stereo and your PC.

Alternatively, a twin-well auto-reverse cassette deck will do 3hrs
(c90 tapes) or 4 hrs(c120 tapes). The decks are not easy to find, and the quality is not too brilliant, but they do work. The leaders on the tapes will leave gaps in your recording though.

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A 10.5" open reel tape deck will do 3 hours on one side at 3.75IPS. Sound quality is good on some of the better decks. I use a Technics 1500 and a Sony 755, both very good machines.
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Old 9th October 2006, 04:02 PM   #6
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A large number of broadcasters put their programmes on the Internet these days. If your show is available that way, it's the easiest way to record it (I use Audacity for such things). Not the last word in hi-fi, but acceptable for most purposes.
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Old 10th October 2006, 04:24 AM   #7
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I would use the line input to a PC soundcard, for recoding that length of time, with a program to record it running. there are many out there, and a web search will turn some up. The most difficult bit here is to find the cables to connect your stereo and your PC.

Alternatively, a twin-well auto-reverse cassette deck will do 3hrs
(c90 tapes) or 4 hrs(c120 tapes). The decks are not easy to find, and the quality is not too brilliant, but they do work. The leaders on the tapes will leave gaps in your recording though.

James

could you use the speaker output jack with a mirco phone input jack on the soundcard???

what software would you need???
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Old 6th November 2006, 02:24 PM   #8
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Hi Twenty. I take a lead from the tape monitor out from the old NAD tuner/amp, to line in on the sound card. That allows me to digitally record anything going through the amp. A lead from line out on the sound card to the tape in on the amp, and you can monitor everything through the sound system.

The software I prefer is Soundforge, which Sony acquired some time ago. Try for the earlier versions circa 99. That will run on a cell 500 with no probs.

Some cd recording software has a wave editor included. Nero wave editor is easy to use.

If you want quality recordings, you may need a dedicated sound card, rather than a on-board chipset.
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Old 6th November 2006, 04:34 PM   #9
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heres an idea...
Get a cheap TV card...
Most of them can also receive radio signals...
It should come with software that you'd be alble to set a time to start recording with.. alternatively there are 3rd party programes.

This will tend to have build in compression codecs allowing you to save disk space...
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Old 7th November 2006, 07:49 PM   #10
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I like the Hi-Fi VCR option or the TV card for the PC.

Done both, they work well. I used to make long mix tapes on Hi-Fi VHS back before the MP3 craze. Even did location recording with it.

The TV card is going to be easier, once you get it all set up. A great idea!

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That USB radio that pink mouse linked to looks like the deal.
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