iMac 24" - Recording from tape

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  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    Hi,

    I have a client who has a lot of music on cassette tape. He would like to import them into digital format and i was wondering with the Line In if there was a way to do this?

    Thanks for your time

    Darren
     
  2. wngraham macrumors regular

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    It would be possible using most likely an RCA to 1/8" cable run directly into the iMac's line in port - however, using an outboard analog-to-digtal converter (or at the very least an external soundcard, i.e. M-Audiophile Firewire) would greatly increase the quality of the transfer.



     
  3. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean a regular headphone jack cable. (3.5mm i think) Is there software on the machine that will record from the line in? If so what is it called?

    Thanks again

    D
     
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  5. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Garageband could handle that. (part of iLife that shipped with your Mac)
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    QuickTime Pro does it as well, and, while not free, is easier to use for audio recordings than GarageBand (IMHO).
     
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    3.5mm=Metric
    1/8"th=English/Standard/Imperial (depending where you are from)
     
  8. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all for your help. Will try quicktime and garageband.

    Darren
     

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