how to transfer cassette tape to computer

For years, the cassette was high for lovers of music. He had the purity of the vinyl, but it was definitely much more comfortable to carry around. In many decks, even, are still used.However, his reign began to fade with the arrival of the CD first, and without hesitation with the advent of digital music players later.Although it seems unthinkable in times where you can easily buy digital music files over the Internet, there are still many who are all armed with a club cassettes, and want to save this collection to digital files passing.

Clarification from the start: the sound is not the same as a CD or a digital file “pure”. At best, you can improve a bit with the modern sound editing, but not to expect wonders. If sounded good, sound good to pass them to digital.Connect your stereo or a portable (and erroneously known as popular Walkman) to the PC is the next step. The connection is through the “line out” (or “rec out”) of the stereo “line in” of the PC sound card. Always use line connections, any connections microphone or something. Nor should connect the headphone output of the amplifier or speakers to the sound card.

If there is no “line out” or “rec out” this could be the only solution, but is dangerous because it can damage the sound card. If there is no other, in any case you must use the headphone output (but never the speakers) and connect the “line-in” of the sound card. But we must be very strict with the volume control is sent to the PC. Start with the volume all the way to “0″ and go up very gently until the signal enters the PC is sufficient, and above all never be excessive. But this only in extreme cases.Having done that, you have to use either Windows (via line input) or a program like Audacity, free and open source. If the idea is to move everything to MP3, you have to get an encoder or application to convert formats. You get on the same page from where you download the program.

First, go to the Edit menu, then select Preferences. There, make sure the option is on Channel 2. In the same window, select the File Formats tab to use the encoder has been chosen.Now we have to select the bit rate or data transfer rate: 128 Kbps is ideal for audiobooks, but for music it is best to double, or 256 KbpsThe next thing is to check the connection and the audio levels. To check, put a tape and start playing. You should have sound coming from the speakers. In the program, click on the sound level meter and enable Start Monitoring option (Start Monitoring). Hence it is possible to adjust the slider that is on the right.The first record will not necessarily good. As you know, something can always fail. But practice makes perfect.Should press the record button in Audacity, and then remove the tape cassette.

You have to let the program record the whole side. Once recorded, use the Selection tool to highlight a song. It should be noted when it ends and then save it as MP3 or format desired.If you are recording a digital book, you can divide the recording into segments of 10 minutes or so to make it easier to edit. It’s like dividing into chapters. It put a number in front of each file name, for later playback is sequential.Once saved and all files in MP3, you can use a program to add artwork or tags (labels) show that after the names of songs, artists and albums.With a program like Nero, you can now transfer songs to a CD.