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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.

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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

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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 :-)

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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

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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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