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Re: OT: cassette -> mp3

I did the same thing a couple years ago - went through all my cassettes and reel to reels and digitized the recordings. It was not an easy project, after I digitized them I "cleaned up" most of them using some audio cleaning software which I was happy with.
The process was time consuming but its a simple setup: Just ran the line out from my cassette deck into the line in of my sound card. I used "Sound Forge" to digitize, but any standard Digital Audio software will do.
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On 6/7/07, ditch wrestler <ditchwrestler@yahoo.com> wrote:
I've spent the last 4 and a bit months loading my cd's into itunes.  And it's now time to tackle the two medium-sized boxes of cassettes in my closet...
I would like to keep this as stone-simple as possible as I ain't no techno-weenie.  But I know there's more than just a few techno-weenies here, so that's way I'm asking...
Can I do this with just an rca to 1/8" male trs cable to run my cassette deck into my soundcard, xp, and itunes?
My machine is a hamster-driven P3 and I'm hoping to avoid anything that a) costs money, b) will slow down my already slow computer, and c) not turn this into a labour-intensive, "hovering over my computer for the entire length of the cassette" event.
Yeah, not asking for too much, am I? ;-)
I know already once I upload the cassette, that I'm going to have to go back and put markers into to seperate the songs so this isn't going to be like itunes where I can just toss in the cd and walk away.
And if I just had a handful of cassettes, I'd find some local studio and pay them to do it for me but I figure I've got at least 200 cassettes of stuff that's either oop, bootlegs, really obscure, etc. that can't be found on cd...
Sorry for the interuption of the regularly schedule LD content.  Feel free to contact me off-line.  Thanks in advance.
ditchwrestler (aka ted).

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