In Reply to: Best way to archive my cassettes, I have a choice posted by oldglide on March 24, 2012 at 07:59:25:
I use Audacity to rip vinyl & cassettes to digital & it works great. Versatile enough to do about anything you'd need to do to a signal.
I just use an inexpensive Edirol (Roland) USB interface & it's worked very well. I'm quite happy with it.
Personally, I find 320kbps MP3 sufficient to ripping a cassette with no audible loss in quality, using a Nakamichi 3 head deck. If you did go with 320kbps LAME MP3, you'd be able to fit many cassettes onto one CD. Some will disagree, but in my experience 320kbps MP3 is as high fidelity (if not moreso) than any cassette, (even metal ones recorded from a high quality source) even on a high end deck.
The best way to find out if this would work for you is to try it & compare the original to the file.
To insure against losing my music files, I back up to external USB drives. They're pretty cheap nowadays.
PS - Did you get your tape yet?
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Topic - Best way to archive my cassettes, I have a choice - oldglide 07:59:25 03/24/12 (7)
- RE: Best way to archive my cassettes, I have a choice - Q-authority 02:29:56 04/05/12 (0)
- Option 1 + 2 = 3 - bassbinotoko 21:41:14 03/28/12 (0)
- RE: Another option - macster 06:35:36 03/26/12 (0)
- Option 1 - vinyl survivor 21:37:38 03/24/12 (0)
- I'd go with option #2 - soundnut 13:33:31 03/24/12 (2)