Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Converting (no, not a faith issue!)

I have a lot of old cassettes. A lot. They fill a large drawer.

Beatles. Dylan. John Michael Talbot. The Traveling Wilburys, Neil Young, Pete Seeger, The Kinks, The Urban Squirrels.

And more.

I pretty much only play cds now, especially in my car. I don't want to rebuy all of those albums - and some are now out of print. So how to convert them?

Apparently there are machines you can buy - at a couple of hundred dollars. There's also the possibility of just using a digital audio recorder, playing the tapes on a tape player and recording them, then loading them from the digital recorder onto my computer to burn cds.

Not the best thing for a technical oaf like me. And I'm not sure the sound quality would be the best.

I went to a music store and they sold me a device that supposedly I can hook into my cassette player and my computer to load from one to the other. I brought it home. I can't figure out where to plug it in to the cassette player.

See technical oaf comment above.

I may take my payer and the device back to the store as say, "Okay, how can I make this work?" If they can't help me, I'll go back to the digital audio recorder route.

I'm getting older and my hearing is getting worse anyway!

Pax et bonum

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