Cassette Tape Recording Time Help

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Cassette Tape Recording Time Help

Post by pdf9367 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:16 am

I'm trying to record all of my cassettes (including books on tape which can be quite long) into digital format and export them to iTunes. The problem I'm having: when I press play on my cassette player and then record on audacity, I can't be there when the cassette is finished. Therefore, I have a LOT of blank recording time on audacity that I can't figure out how to get rid of easily before putting my next cassette in.
PLEASE HELP - I have many more tapes to go and really want to learn how to do this the right way.

Thanks so much!
PD

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Re: Cassette Tape Recording Time Help

Post by waxcylinder » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 am

You can use the Timer Record facility to set an end time for the recording.

See: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/timer_record.html

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Re: Cassette Tape Recording Time Help

Post by waxcylinder » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:37 am

If you have existing projects with a lot of blank recording at the end - then use the Zoom "Fit Project" control to fit the entire project in the Audacity - see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/edit_toolbar.html

Then place your cursor where the blank recording starts and use Shift + "Skip to End" button (see http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tr ... r.html#end) to select the blank audio and then press the Delete key or Cmd+K

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