Cassette to USB recording

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lesrail
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Cassette to USB recording

Post by lesrail » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:47 am

My operating system is Windows 10 and my Audacity version is 1.3.14-beta.

I am new to Audacity and I need to use my Clearclick Cassette to USB device to transfer existing sound tracks recorded on cassette to a digital format. I need to monitor the sound track as it is being transferred but when I use the drop-down menu to select "begin monitoring", I get a loud uncontrolled sound coming from my laptop speaker. How do I avoid this? I'm also confused in how to get the "line-in" option and not a microphone input. A basic guide to set-up for a cassette to digital format would be of great use to me - is there such a guide? All the guides that I have found thus far in the Internet deal with microphone recording which I don't need. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cassette to USB recording

Post by DVDdoug » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:09 pm

Select 'USB ...something" as your Recording Device. (It probably won't show the exact name of your cassette deck.)

Here are some tutorials that should help.

BTW - You can "reply" to your own posts, or edit them rather than starting a new one every time you want to add to it or ask another related question.

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Re: Cassette to USB recording

Post by lesrail » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:42 pm

Thanks DVDDoug for your help!

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