How to turn a cassette tape into a podcast ?


In general you need to turn it into a mp3 file and upload it to your podcast compatable blog.  This item tells you how to turn a casette tape into a mp3 file.

(*) Get a cassette tape player.  It needs to have a earphone output jack.
(*) Get a, probably sterio, standard audio cable.
(*) Insert one end in the earphone jack of the cassette player.

(*) Place the other end in the microphone input jack of your computer.



(*) Find some audio editing software.  GoldWave is a good choice.
 
(*) Make sure that the audio software is set to take it's input from the microphone.

(*) Play the cassette tape into the audio software. 

(*) You will need to dink with both the volume control on the casette tape recorder and the volume control on the Microphone input to get the level correct.
(*) Save the file as a mp3 format.
(*) Upload it to your blog.

Tags

  1. audio
  2. podcast
  3. casette tape
  4. goldwave
  5. howto
  6. talent
  7. recording

Comments


Mark de LA says
I use the audio out from my tapedeck & run it into the sound card on my computer - I think I get a better sound that way. 


Seth says
M 2006-06-20 07:25:30 3750
I use the audio out from my tapedeck & run it into the sound card on my computer - I think I get a better sound that way. 
Good point ... depends on what outputs you have on your casette tape player.  The RadioShack tape player we have has no "audio out", but it does have "Ear" phones ... which in my book is audio out.  It is a matter of impediance matching.  Check out Ray McIllwuain's entry in the talent contest ... that was a tape converted this way. 

Mark de LA says
I tried it out of the phone jack first 


Seth says
Another nice thing about GoldWave is you can record anything that would play through the speakers on your computer ... like any sounds off of the web.  Just press F11 and get that window i show above ... click the "Sterio Mix" check box.    


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Seth says
I did this again and got the best results by hooking the earphone jack up to the line in of the computer.  I set my GoldWave software to record from "stereo mix" and set the volume in the software way down and then adjusted the volume of the recording from the volume control on the tape recorder to prevent distortion.  You can see how it came out by going to tagtalking.net/christmas/ and listening to the entries by John Student.

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