Digitech USB Cassette – Ripping Cassette Tapes to your PC
Posted by Maeve, 15 Jan, 2011 |
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I picked up a very neat little gadget a little while ago – a Digitech USB Cassette deck. With this device I have been able to rip a bunch of old audio cassettes to my computer just by connecting via usb. I did run into a hitch though – my Digitech deck (being second hand) didn’t come with a user manual, and it was not immediately obvious how to get the audio files off the tape and onto the computer. I did a bit of googleing and found a fair few others with the same problem. Now that I’ve worked it out I thought I’d share the simple solution:
- Plug your USB Cassette deck into the power point and connect the USB to your computer. It should do the normal ‘installing device software’ which tells you the computer can see the device.
- Download and install GoldWave Digital Audio Editor. (You can trial it for free with no restrictions, but if you enjoy the software you should buy a licence.)
- Start GoldWave and open a new document, selecting your desired length and file format.
- Hit the record button in GoldWave, then run your cassette.
Voila! As the cassette plays the audio will be recorded into GoldWave
as a digital audio file. From there you can save the file in an audio format of your choice.
Maeve is an experienced UI designer and front end developer here at Enigma Digital. Aside from designing websites, Maeve develops plugins, speaks at WordPress events, and co-organizes the Perth WordPress Meetup group. She’s also an intrepid rock climber and demon trumpet player!
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