I’m trying to convert about 15 old cassette records of our family band. This is a project for my grandmother but also for my dad and his brothers.
The recordings were done on a small portable cassette player/recorder. The actual player/recorder(as far as I understand) can be seen in the attached photo with the blue arrow. So the recordings were done in the 1970s and there was no external mic used.
So as I understand the recording is in Mono. After some testing the only well working cassette player on hand is the one on the right in the photo http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Pressman-Cassette-Recorder-Automatic/dp/B00001ZT4H. If I play the cassettes and record with Audacity can I have some feedback on a few things. I’ve done a test run and I’m a little familiar with the software but could use some help. By the way I used this guide to help get myself setup: http://www.nsftools.com/misc/TapeToCD.htm
When playing from the small cassette player the recording shows the right channel not as powerful in the monitor menu at the top of the screen.
- Should I record in stereo or mono via the menu in Audacity?
- And If I record in mono should I do a procedure listed here to make a stereo track (mix)?