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Tech: Cassette to a C.D.

GUEST,Mary 10 Jan 04 - 10:26 PM
Mark Clark 10 Jan 04 - 11:29 PM
Bev and Jerry 11 Jan 04 - 02:05 AM
open mike 11 Jan 04 - 02:36 AM
Stilly River Sage 11 Jan 04 - 02:07 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Jan 04 - 02:34 PM
maldenny 11 Jan 04 - 02:52 PM
Ed. 11 Jan 04 - 03:37 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Jan 04 - 07:56 PM
MickyMan 11 Jan 04 - 09:23 PM
toadfrog 11 Jan 04 - 09:26 PM
GUEST,Mary V. 11 Jan 04 - 09:30 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Jan 04 - 06:48 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 12 Jan 04 - 05:56 PM
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Subject: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: GUEST,Mary
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 10:26 PM

Has anyone out there taken cassette music and burned it on to a c.d. I have some homemade tapes that my father sang on and I would love to put them on c.d.s

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Mark Clark
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 11:29 PM

I've done this. If your cassette player has an output jack, just plug it into your sound card's input jack on the back of your computer. Use any player program that also records—I use Musicmatch—and save the recording in any file type and quality level you choose. Once on your hard disk, just create the CD the way you normally would—Musicmatch can do that as well.

I'm sure there are more bells and whistles that can be used here but, if you aren't producing a commercial CD, this will probably do just fine.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:05 AM

We tried that but our tape player is monaural and the sound card is stereo so it didn't work. What do we do now?

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: open mike
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:36 AM

perhaps you could use a "Y" and patch both channels from the one source with a stereo plug carrying indentical info in both channels..


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:07 PM

Do a search on this subject in the Forum search, it has been covered extensively in other threads, with lots of useful information regarding equipment, programs, and settings.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:34 PM

You get a line between the two devices that has a mono plug for the player and a stereo plug that goes into the computer card. Visit Radio Shack or Fry's or any large electronics outlet. They make these, or you can buy a stereo -> stereo cord and find an adaptor for mono -> stereo that you plug your cord into at the source machine. They also adapt to various sizes RCA plugs.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: maldenny
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:52 PM

I use a cheap shareware program called Wave Repair, and once you have reduced the hiss and any other extraneous noise on the track you have recorded, you can copy the left hand track onto the empty right hand track. I'm using this, with some success, to put all my old folkie mono LPs onto CDs.

Mal


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Ed.
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 03:37 PM

Mudcatter Kevin McGrath (McGrath of Harlow) wrote an excellent 'idiot proof' piece about this question, which has been mentioned in several threads.

Click here to read it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM

I agree-- Kevin's page is very helpful.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 07:56 PM

If it's a mono tape you could get an adaptor that would put out the same mono signal on both stereo tracks - that way they'd come out of both speakers. Or I think you could likely you might get the same result if you just set the recording program in the computer - Goldwave is the one I use - to mono instead of stereo.

What I've done in the past is not plug the mike in properly, and accidentally only record one track when Goldwave was set to stereo. Came through fine, but only through one speaker.

Some of the links to music programs that I included in that site of mine may no longer be up to date, because programs get discontinued from time to time; but if that is the case, it shouldn't be hard to track down equivalents.

I'll have to have a session bringing it up to date...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: MickyMan
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 09:23 PM

Mcgrath, that would be great if you reprinted that info again. Perhaps you could just copy it in for us here?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: toadfrog
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 09:26 PM

We appreciate the reference to Kevin's page. Can someone provide either a hyperlink, or some keywords so we can find it ourselves?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 09:30 PM

Thanks alot for all the help.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 06:48 AM

Ed did provide a link to my page - here it is again: How to put music from a tape onto a CD (and in case that link doesn't work: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kevin.mcgrath2/musiconcd.htm)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Cassette to a C.D.
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 05:56 PM

Another simpler solution to the mono to stereo situation. Play the mono tape on a stereo machine. You can hear on both channels. Or you should be able to.


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