Casette -- CD

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Casette -- CD

I need suggestions. One of my customers has old cassettes made from old reel-to-reel tapes from the days of yore, that she wants put on CDs, so she can listen to them in her new car.

I'd like to know what y'all would recommend for recording to computer, and something for removing hiss, and other artifacts that come from magnetic media.

anyway, I was thinking audacity for recording to the computer, but is it good for removing noise, hiss, and stuff like that.

thanks

CCC

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crud, forgot to mention that

crud, forgot to mention that this can be OS9 or OSX, but OSX would be preferable, since my OS9 machine doesnt have a burner.

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Amadeus II

http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html
Great piece of $30 shareware. Runs in OS 9 or X, will record from just about any input on the Mac, and has filters that will take out hiss & rumble. It'll save to most any audio format, but I use it mostly with aiff and mp3 (saving to mp3 takes a while for CD-length files.)

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If you have Toast Titanium, u

If you have Toast Titanium, use CD Spin Doctor. There are other apps out there that are more powerful, but Spin Doctor is easy to use and gives good results. Plus, it'll export directly to Toast.

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CD Spin Dr is great for split

CD Spin Dr is great for splitting an audio file up into multiple tracks and sending the tracks to Toast, but I've never used its de-hiss filtering. I'm not so thrilled with version 2 of Spin Dr; lots of stability issues with longer recordings. 1.5 was much more stable for me, and Roxio doesn't seem to support it very well.

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Another option, and a reminder

If you don't wanna use CD Spin Doctor, this is an app I use all the time:

http://www.felttip.com/products/soundstudio/

Also, a note: you said that the source material is cassettes made from reel-to-reel tapes. If the original tapes are still around, you'll get a much better transfer if you can scrounge up an appropriate player for them (also assuming the tapes haven't significantly deteriorrated). Remember, quality goes down with each successive generation, especially with analog audio.

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Re: Another option, and a reminder


Also, a note: you said that the source material is cassettes made from reel-to-reel tapes. If the original tapes are still around, you'll get a much better transfer if you can scrounge up an appropriate player for them (also assuming the tapes haven't significantly deteriorrated). Remember, quality goes down with each successive generation, especially with analog audio.

This I know, and that was the first question that I asked the lady, whether she had the original tapes, since I know of a place to scrounge a high-quality reel-to-reel deck. She doesnt know where the tapes are, and I wish she did, since I don't think the casettes are the best thing since cheeseburgers, in terms of sound quality. I have not listened to them yet, but I'm sure they have the inherrant "hiss" of tapes over five years old. (I'm the kind of person that notices all the white noise in sound)

anyway, thanks, I'll try your suggestions.

CCC

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