audio cassette to laptop

  gasser 15:20 22 Aug 2008
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I want to transfer old favourite cassettes to my laptop. There is no 'line-in' socket on the laptop. Can i connect cassette 'ear' to laptop 'mic' without blowing it up? Will it work? I was going to use Audacity for the software.

  pchelper001 15:43 22 Aug 2008

you could try this, it saved a lot of hassle for me :)

click here

  Jim_F 19:52 22 Aug 2008

It should work but I don't rate much for the quality - start with a low volume setting on the cassette player and see how it sounds through the computer - headphones are best for this.

Technically there is an impedance mismatch between loudspeaker (10's of ohms) and the mic input (1,000's of ohms) which can mess up the frequency response and speaker (also headphone) outputs do generate the most distortion in any system but if it sounds alright to you I wouldn't knock it - the bass drum on Sgt Pepper was recorded using a speaker as a mic and it sounds pretty good to me :)

  100andthirty 18:00 23 Aug 2008

If the ideas from other don't work try googling "usb sound card".

This
click here

is an example of what you can get

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