Converting Cassettes to CD's

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by SMM, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    #1
    This may have been asked many times, and I apologize for not doing proper research. I will offer one lone excuse; I am totally over-committed by time restraints and just need a friendly person to point me in the right direction.

    I do convert VHS tapes to DVDs and know that process. So, I do not need (hopefully) a micro description. A link to a good source would sufficient and greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    it has been covered a number of times, and i'll quickly mention what i have before: in order to properly gainstage to what is probably a consumer-level tape deck to what is probably a pro-level a/d converter, you'll need to amplify the signal some 18 dB. an interface with dual mic pre's will do this nicely.

    also: you get what you pay for.
     
  3. SMM thread starter macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    Thank you for the quick response. This will provide me with the info I need. Our CEO wants to convert his cassette 'books on tape", to CDs. He did purchase the CD version, when available. But, his older ones do not have a CD version. For compliance, he is going to destroy the tapes after conversion.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    hm, that's interesting. i'm no lawyer, but i'd like to think what he's doing, assuming it's for personal use only, would fall under fair use.
     

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