I have just purchased a USB tape recorder so that I can record books to tape from my PC. How do I go about that with Audacity? It isn’t clear from your Help manual.
Make sure you have Audacity 2.1.0 from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows.
Then have a read of Recording with USB turntables or USB cassette decks - Audacity Manual.
I have Audacity version 2.0.3 and Win 7, but the reference you give refers to recording from tape/usb device, not the other way round.
What is the make and model number of this USB tape deck? Almost all USB tape decks are playback devices and cannot record on to tape, only from tape to PC - I thought you had just made an error in your question.
What are you trying to do? Record an audio book to cassette by recording your voice with a microphone?
Or play an existing audio book in some digital format like MP3 and make a cassette out of it?
I have a Tukzer® Handheld Portable USB2.0 Cassette Player Capture Cassette Recorder. I would like to play an existing audio book in some digital format like MP3 and make a cassette out of it.
You can’t with that: http://www.amazon.co.uk/electronics/dp/B00SUT095Y. As it says, it is tape to MP3, not the other way round.
What you would need to do is buy a conventional cassette deck that has an RCA (red/white) audio input. You should be able to find second-hand decks quite cheaply on eBay.
You don’t need Audacity for this. You need a 1/8 inch stereo to RCA stereo cable. Play the MP3 book in Windows Media Player. Connect the 1/8 inch end of the cable to audio out of the computer. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio in of the tape deck. Then press Record on the cassette deck.