Audio tapes to digital

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April

Reality escapee
I have a couple cassettes I recorded in the mid-late 1980's of various trains passing by. Was wondering if there is a simple (and hopefully inexpensive) way to transfer the audio to digital form (to my computer).

(longs to hear Missouri Pacific/ex-Rock Island) GP38-2's horns again)

:)

April
 

thehighwayman

New Member
I have a couple cassettes I recorded in the mid-late 1980's of various trains passing by. Was wondering if there is a simple (and hopefully inexpensive) way to transfer the audio to digital form (to my computer).

(longs to hear Missouri Pacific/ex-Rock Island) GP38-2's horns again)

:)

April
I recently picked up a USB tape to mp3 converter for approx $40.00 Canadian.

I checked online and Amazon carries it:

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=i:aps,k:Hype USB Tape to MP3 Converter&page=1

Will MacKenzie
Flamborough, ON
 

SDJeff

Texas Railfan
What kind of device do you have to play the cassette on?

If you're not looking for audiophile quality I have some under $10 solutions for you (line connection types -no mics).
 

Youngwarrior

Youngwarrior
I connected a cable from the headphones output on the cassette deck to the line in on my computer's audio card. I then used a free program downloaded from the internet, such as Freecorder, to record to the hard drive in MP3 format.
 

April

Reality escapee
What kind of device do you have to play the cassette on?

If you're not looking for audiophile quality I have some under $10 solutions for you (line connection types -no mics).
It's a portable desktop cassette recorder.

April
 




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