Trying to copy cassette tapes to my computer…
purchased a usb to connect, from earphone jack to computer, open Audacity and try to find that source, it does not appear as a selection in anything I open (amateur)
I’ve read postings saying this works… what am I missing?
have tried a standard (3.5?) into the microphone jack of computer, that didn’t work either…
copied it playing the tape into a microphone (this I can do), though the quality was understandably poor.
“Exported” the file, saving it as a MP3 and WAV
When I try to open it in itunes, selected “Add Folder to Library”, the Audacity data file I saved shows but the others don’t
when I select “Add File to Library” all the other variations I saved show but when I select one (have tried them all) nothing happens, at least nothing happens that results in me seeing the file in the itunes library.
I have copied recorded (with mic connected to audacity) materials into itunes, I know it works…
What am I missing?
I’ve been looking at digital recorders…but having trouble deciding and concerned I find find the same complications after spending the money…
If I can, I’d like to save the money and use my tape recorder until it quits (and I prefer at instead of having batteries quit while recording)…
and I have tapes I’d like to copy (would like to copy some audiobooks to itunes too)
I’m running Windows 7 64 bit…
Thank you more knowing ones…
I did, that is the instruction I referred to
to make sure I am understanding,
in “setting up audacity”
it refers to an “Audio I/O tab”
I do not see a tab that says this, what I see is tabs (that seem to correlate to this control)
MME Speakers (Realtek…) Microphone 1(Mono) Input
(I’m using Audacity 1.3.13-beta)…
no tab says “Audio I/O” the option for Microsoft sound mapper is under “Microphone”
“”“Windows Vista or 7, choose the line-in option for the recording device you want to use (e.g. “Line-In: Realtek HD Device”) in the “Recording Device” dropdown in the Audio I/O tab of Audacity Preferences (Devices tab in current Audacity Beta)”“”
there is no drop down that says Audio I/O… and no where do I find an option for “line -In"Realtek…”
“”““The turntable must be switched on and its USB cable connected to the computer before launching Audacity, because Audacity is not able to recognise a device if you plug it in while it’s already running.””“”"
I need to have the tape running before I start Audacity?
how do I do that and then copy the correct part of the tape… all stops when I stop the tape to rewind, right?
I tried setting the player for CD and restarting Audacity…
“realtek” shows in the drop down…
will need to learn about noise reduction… lots of tape and backround sounds…
some posting I have read talked about using the usb connection, I cannot figure out how to use that as the input…
or, would there be any improvement in sound?
First step to making this effective!
Next, what was I missing about being able to import it into itunes?
It was working all along… it uploads the file under “unknown” and it did not show in the list of “albums”
I found them all today
feeling very silly
this is very cool software
I was able to edit my audio and add notes about areas deleted, add a beginning and end…
In which case have a read of this workflow tutorial I wrote for the 1.3 manual: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Sample_workflow_for_exporting_to_iTunes
You may find this one useful too: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Sample_workflow_for_LP_digitization