recording issues


I’m transferring cassette to laptop and can see on playback that there is activity on the needles but only hear noise from my laptop mic instead of what I transferred. I’m using a cassette deck with line in into the mic hole into the laptop. Sorry for not using the correct terminology.



Ideally you should be using line-in on a desktop/tower computer. Most laptops only have mic-in and headphone-out. Mic-in can work, but it’s too sensitive for a line-level or headphone level signal, it’s usually mono, and it’s usually low-quality.

If you don’t have access to a desktop/tower computer you can get an external audio interface with line inputs. (The Behringer UCA202 is popular and inexpensive.)

If you want to use the mic input anyway, you have to select the external microphone input as your [u]Recording Device[/u]. And, if your laptop has a combination mic/headphone jack you’ll need a special adapter cable to make the “microphone” connection.

Thank you so much. I will try the Behringer.