Recording music on my Mac

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  1. BLDun macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any suggestions for the best program to record music into my mac. I want to take music from some old cassettes I have and record them into the mac and then transfer them to CD's. I have the tape player hooked up thru a receiver/amp but need a good program to make the input as easy as possible. I have used audiocorder in the past but it doesn't seem to work too well any more. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. atmenterprises macrumors regular

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    Garageband works fine for me when I'm taking audio from a minidisc player into my Mac.
     
  3. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I used CD Spin Doctor that came with Toast to digitalize my old cassettes. It just needed a lead from my stereo's headphone socket to my iMac's input socket. No amp. And very easy to use.
     
  4. calculus Guest

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    I use this for vinyl and for tapes. Works very well for both.
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Which reminds me - it's very easy to cut out hiss with Spin Doctor.
     
  6. EMAGDNIM macrumors member

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    I use Audacity. I use it to record my DJ sets, and its never failed me once so far (I've been using it for about a year)...
     
  7. BLDun thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have Toast version 6.0.5 and I can't seem to find Spin Doctor. Is it part of Toast or an add on???
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    It should be in Applications > Toast > Additional Software. Possibly when you install Toast it asks if you want the other stuff? I can't remember. I have Toast 7 Titanium and that's where it is on my machine. Presumably you've done a Spotlight search, so I'd check the install disk.
     
  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    On a long shot, I typed in "audio recorder os x" into google and found this.

    doesnt' get much easier than that.
     

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