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Procedure to convert reel tape music to cd

I have large collection of music in reel tapes i need the procedure to upload in the system and later on burn it as cd.kindly guide me,i am Lakshmanan from INDIA thank you

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I think this might be the wrong place to ask for advice on something like this, you might want to try a forum about music and conversions.


This question was asked in this forum since i use a macbook pro should i add any card for converting the signals from the reel tape recorder to digital and also is there any procedure to compress them any software to be added.Please guide me.LAKSHMANAN


NARAYANAN LAKSHMANAN, are we talking about a Reel-to-Reel or a tape deck? Do you have the reel/tape player? Does it have an audio out? Is it a stereo deck? I am not to familiar with the Mac software, but I am convinced that there is software that does record from the line in port of the sound card. Once I know what you use to play the music, I am convinced we can find the right setup for you. Good to see you back :-)


Thank you for the reply.It is tape deck AKAI 4000 ds,it is stereo deck it has an audio output.Any more details I will be pleased to forward the same.Thank you again for the wonderful response


Thank you so much for the answer,i will report back to you after done with.This a wonderful forum where amateur engineering is encouraged to the fullest extent possible.Thank you once again.


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NARAYANAN LAKSHMANAN, you will need a cable with a 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Jack at one end and RCA Jacks on the other end, something like this

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Then plug the 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Jack into your Mac's audio line in (you did not tell us which MBP you have, I believe the 13" does not have an audio in anymore and you will need to get a USB device to do that, whereas the 15" does have an Audio in jack)and the other end into your tape decks Line output jacks 31

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All you would need then is some software to start recording. I believe Audacity and SoundRecorderX are still free. Hope this helps, good luck.

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