Tape to MP3 Conversion


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Converting Audio Tape Recordings to Digital Format:

So, if you were born in 70s or before and have a passion for singing, there is a good chance that you may have recorded some of your songs on a cassette player and those cassettes are still lying around somewhere, probably in one of your storage boxes in the garage. (Or you simply may want to record someone else's recording from the audio tape for your mp3- or CD-player)


Well, lets bring those memories back, shall we! Lets share our ancient work with the world. In this digital era, ancient could be something as new or old as 7 years; take my word for it.


So, lets see if we have all the equipment we need to do this conversion. I already see people panicking! “What do you mean I need to find my tape-recorder?” Or better yet, "What is a tape-recorder?" Well, lets go over the list anyways:


  • A computer with sound card
  • A Recording Software Application (Audacity, Windows Audio Recorder, etc)
  • A Software Application to change the format of a WAV file into an MP3 file (Again, Audacity should work for that)
  • Some type of cassette player (walkman, boom-box, tape-recorder, etc)
  • A cable with 1/8" mini plug on each end (Check these cables out at Radio Shack)
    Image:tape-mp3 conversion cable.Azam.jpg

All right! Now we have all the equipment we need. Lets start converting audio from cassette to mp3 format:

  1. Connect the mini plug cable to your earphone output of your receiver that is hooked up to the cassette player. You can also directly use the earphone jack that is in your cassette player.
    Image:tape-mp3 conversion boombox connection.Azam.jpg
  2. Connect the other side of the cable into the “Line In” of your Sound Card (this input is usually green as opposed to the blue input shown in picture).
    Image:tape-mp3 conversion computer connection.Azam.jpg
  3. You should have an idea beforehand how long is your song going to be so you can stop recording it once it is done, unless you want to record the tape till the end.
  4. Now rewind the song on the cassette to the point where there is a little quiet piece right before the start of the song. On tapes, there are un-recorded areas between songs. Start your song from the beginning of that un-recorded area. Note that this un-recorded area provides the sample of noise (the hissing sound from the cassette player - check out Commonly Used Recording Effects for some basic info on noise-removal).
  5. It would be nice to set up your recording application so that its default recording format is mp3. That way, you will directly record in mp3 format without saving it in WAV format first.
  6. Now, begin your software application for recording. Press the record button.
  7. Press the play button on your cassette player.
  8. Once cassette has played the song for the required time, stop recording. Save the file as raw mp3 file.
  9. Sample the initial un-recorded, quiet noise. Remove noise from the whole song and save the final version.

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