have some old tapes that you would like to transfer into your
computer this page will tell you how to do that. The same technique
is applicable for all recordings or material you might have
on external devices (tape recorder, cassette deck, turntable, …).
First, you have to connect your tape player (external device
in general) to the Line In input on your computer's sound
card. Of course, the condition is that your tape player has
a sound output (Line Out) or otherwise the whole thing with
transferring recordings will not be possible. You will need
a proper cable to establish the connection, so if you do
not have one pay a visit to the local electronics store.
Ok, hardware is in place, now switch to software. With Claudio
installed, start it, click MIX - Recording and make sure
Line In is selected as the sound source for recording. After
that simply click on Record button on Claudio's front panel
to start recording, then start playback on the cassette tape
player. That should do it and you should see the signal animation
line on Claudio's front panel moving.
Finally, when you finish recording, you can export it from
Claudio to WAV sound file (Export - Export Track To WAV)
and use that file in software for burning CDs.
- If the signal animation line stays flat then most likely
nothing is recorded and you should check the cable
and/or hardware involved and re-check which sound source
selected for recording.
- Do not try to make this work by connecting an earphone
output on the external device to a microphone input
on the sound card. The impedances are not matching and
be harmful for the hardware or at least reflect badly
on the sound quality.
- If there is no suitable output on your external device
to connect it to your computer through a cable, the
last resort is playback in front of a microphone, but
you will be also recording all other sounds from
the environment and the sound quality in general will not