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The Deck Cassette Converter



Yes, a deck cassette converter exists! Also there's a USB turntable. So, retro lovers, you still can use your old tape and LP collections and live in the 80s forever.
Link - via Ursi's Blog

There are a lot of convertion services from vinil and reel to reel tapes to cd and digital audio ^^

Also HP and Compac still sell DAT tapes. In a job I had two years ago we had a DAT drive for backup but after there came a double sided DVD recorder our backups became safer and faster.
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Unfortunately, a gadget like this requires that one has a computer.

I have a friend who is such a flaming luddite that he wants his cassette collection converted to CD, but doesn't want to have a computer in his home.

So, you end up searching for expensive solutions like this, http://www.ioproducts.com/tacc.html or rack-style cd recorders and tape decks.

And yes, he works in an IT department. Old time punch card operator.
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I own and use the 4€ cable ^^

There are online services to convert from tape and LP to digital tracks, just google a bit!! ^^
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Yes, it is NOT a converter. It is merely a tape deck one can mount in the PC tower, and perhaps control from same. A patch cable is a lot cheaper, if you already have ANY cassette deck.

They need to build one with a DSP chip that will convert to MP3s on the fly, but you would still have to babysit pretty dilligently to edit properly.

Right now, you still have to
Record the cassette tape to you hard disk.

Split that audio file in to song sized chunks.

THEN, rip those AIFF files to MP3 or whatever.

This deck doesn't really speed the process any. You still need to be there every 3 minutes or so and edit things manually at some point.
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