Help needed! - Recording from Tape to CD

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Found 6th Feb 2008
I have found an old recording (tape) of a jazz gig I did back in the mid 90s. I have listened on my mates old tape player and it sounds fine.
I was wondering if there was a product out there that allows copying from a tape onto CD or direct onto PC? I no longer have a tape player, so will have to buy one anyway if I want to listen to it.

Anybody got any ideas?.

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If you borrow your mates tape player, you should be able to get a simple audio cable that goes from the headphone socket on the tape player, to the mic socket on your soundcard (you'll most likely want a 3.5mm stereo jack at each end of the cable, but check first to make sure what size you actually need). Then just use a piece of software to record it (e.g. ]Audacity) and stick it on a CD like you normally would.

This tutorial will show you how if you can, as nightswimmer said, borrow a tape player from someone:

wavecor.co.uk/tut…tml

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A big thank-you to both "nightswimmer" and "bjmcghee" for your quick and spot on answers!!!

nightswimmer;1548139

you should be able to get a simple audio cable that goes from the … you should be able to get a simple audio cable that goes from the headphone socket on the tape player,



Only thing i will add to that is dont connect it to the mic socket. if possible connect it to a 'line-in' socket as the mic socket is only designed for mono input as oppose to stereo input.
if you have nero installed it is possible to use that to record with.

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homerian;1548228

Only thing i will add to that is dont connect it to the mic socket. if … Only thing i will add to that is dont connect it to the mic socket. if possible connect it to a 'line-in' socket as the mic socket is only designed for mono input as oppose to stereo input.if you have nero installed it is possible to use that to record with.



even better - thanks a lot, all of you!
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