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Old 28-April-2004, 20:20
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Default How can I copy music from tape to pc?

"it's not what you know, it's how you google"

I've never done it myself but remembered reading about the simple wav-mp3 route

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Old 28-April-2004, 20:39
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Question How can I copy music from tape to pc?

I have some old tapes & vinyl I want to burn onto cd.
I have hooked up my stereo to my pc ok.
I have a CD burner using Nero.
The stereo plays through the pc ok.
What do I now need to record the audio from the stereo onto my pc?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 28-April-2004, 20:48
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http://www.br0wn.co.uk/vinyltocd.htm
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Old 28-April-2004, 20:56
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That was a quick reply.
I am now downloading "Audacity".
So I hope to be up & running soon
I'll let you now how I get on.
Many thanks for taking the time to help
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Old 01-May-2004, 13:53
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Why not just set NERO to record from the line in socket straight to your music folder then burn to disk, remember to pause the songs at end of each track tho`

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Interesting thread.

My other half has some old "bootlegged" concerts she recorded on tape (god, remember those ) from about 10 years ago and would like to record them on our hard drive, then burn them onto CDs..... but, with it being a concert, how do we "insert" track numbers for when it's burned onto CD please ?

Obviously after the end of a song when the audience is clapping / cheering etc but how do you record it onto the hard drive ?

Advice please ?

P.S. Our hi-fi has LINE OUT, we have the right audio leads, sound card etc and NERO burning software just not the appropriate music software.

We'd also like to "level" out the sound if possible from a noisy crowd noise between songs to a softer performance.
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Old 01-May-2004, 18:50
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Oh yeah, can you record a 45 minute side of a tape onto your hard drive ?

Will the software be able to handle it ?
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I have successfully transferred some stuff onto my PC.
Audacity does the trick real nice.
Mega Tsunami, download Audacity as it's free, and from what I have done I'm sure you could do what you want to do with your bootlegs.
Go to the audacity website and download the latest version.
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I can quite happily record to pc via one of the ways shown above or in my case I use Messer to record direct to MP3 (yes, that too needs lame or blade), but a friend who has an iMac has asked me if it's possible. I haven't messed with this strange creature, but should it just be a question of literally plug 'n play? Despite mac's known reputation for spartan-ness it does have a line-in socket.

Are there any mac (OSx) utilities around that will make life easier for him?
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Old 04-November-2009, 17:15
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Hi
I have a numark ttusb turntable with audacity software. It says in the blurb that you can plug into it another device, such as tape deck, and use it to download into the PC.
I tried to do this by plugging into it my sony minidisc player and proceeding as per normal. It did not work.
I plugged a 3.5mm jack into the numark table and the other end into the headphone hole in the sony.
I also plugged the two RCA cables from the back of the numark into the back of the sony. What did I do wrong?
Has anyone tried to save minidiscs to PC?
How did you do it.
Help the minidiscs have some of my best music in them.
Tina
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Old 05-November-2009, 07:03
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I have no experience of the numark, however, if you have a microphone socket you should be able to do it directly.

It sounds like you already have a suitable cable (3.5mm jack - 3.5mm jack) - just plug one end into the MD and the other into the microphone socket. Start recording with Audacity (don't forget to set up the recording options) and hit play on the MD. You might have to edit the result a bit to get rid of gaps at the start/end, but it should work - I've done it successfully with vinyl LPs before.
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Default Re: How can I copy music from tape to pc?

I have some old tapes & vinyl I want to burn onto cd.
I have hooked up my stereo to my pc ok.
I have a CD burner using Nero.
The stereo plays through the pc ok.
What do I now need to record the audio from the stereo onto my pc?
Any help will be appreciated.
Originally Posted by Spleurker View Post
There is a simple way to do this. Use a lead with a stereo jack on either end - plug one jack into the earphone socket and the other in to the PC's mic socket. You will need to play around with the volume settings a bit to get a decent recording (you can use windows sound recorder or similar) - saves having to spend on fancy gear and although not the best way does give good recordings.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-November-2009, 10:13
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Default Re: How can I copy music from tape to pc?

There is a simple way to do this. Use a lead with a stereo jack on either end - plug one jack into the earphone socket and the other in to the PC's mic socket. You will need to play around with the volume settings a bit to get a decent recording (you can use windows sound recorder or similar) - saves having to spend on fancy gear and although not the best way does give good recordings.

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by bigusdickus View Post
Um, I think that's more or less what I said.
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