Sunday, December 24, 2006

Digitize your Audio Cassettes.

First method:

Today I came across an Article in the Lifehacker blog, written by Rick Broida. In that article he gives some tips about how to digitize the audio cassettes and there are basically three things you need viz:- a stereo patch code, a cassette player and Audacity, an open-source, cross-platform program that makes simple work of recording and editing audio. Check out the article and also some of the comments because there you can find some alternative methods for doing this stuff.

Second method:

There is a gadget I came to know about a while ago which can be used for coverting not just audio cassettes but vinyl records too. It is called the ION usb turntable. It coverts vinyl records into WAV, WMV and MP3s. And you can plug a tape deck into an auxiliary port and convert your old cassettes. But unlike the above method this will cost you a cool $200, since that is how much this gadget costs.

One of the best things about digitilazing audio cassettes is that you can get a lot of audio cassettes for a very low price especially rare items (not just music but audio books and stuff) that would cost you a lot on CD at bargain stores or online stores like ebay etc:-