Hi there, my mum was a professional singer who died recently, for sentimental reasons I decided to convert a bunch of old cassettes on which she was singing to digitise them and then clean the sound up for family and friends etc.
So I started this job in May and got half of them done using a cassette deck and my laptop which was then running Windows 7.
I just recently returned to finish the job. The same laptop now has Windows 10 installed over the top of the old Windows 7, and as you can probably guess, I can’t get it to work. I’ve also tried a different brand-new laptop that I have, which also has Windows 10 on it, …no joy there either.
Audacity seems to be able to pick up my voice from my laptop’s on-board microphone, but when I try to play the tapes through a cassette recorder connected via RCA cables and the headphone jack into the computer, it still just picks up the microphone. I mean, Audacity is recording the tape, but only because it can hear the tape being played in the room, the signal is not going through the wire into the laptop as I would wish it. I have now thrown good hours after bad on this situation, and it’s driving me up the wall. There must be some setting or something I’m not doing correctly, though what I have no idea. Part of me is thinking, …… Is it something to do with the fact I’m now using Windows 10?
Just for your information, I have sent some additional photos to show the equipment I’m using, and how it is all plugged together. I absolutely don’t know what’s going on, please help regards, Gin