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Digitech USB Cassette – Ripping Cassette Tapes to your PC

Posted by Maeve, 15 Jan, 2011 | 9 Comments »

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. Start GoldWave and open a new document, selecting your desired length and file format.
  4. 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.
Enjoy.

Maeve

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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9 Responses to “Digitech USB Cassette – Ripping Cassette Tapes to your PC”

  1. Jaskey12 says:

    Thanks for this tutorial – really helpful.

  2. Adam says:

    Thanks for helping with this. Just converted all my old tapes to CD using this deck.

  3. Barrie says:

    I purchased my digitech USB Cassette 12 months ago but today I decided to use it. Of course I had mislaid the instructions. Thanks for your advice

  4. chap says:

    Like Barrie, I purchased and sat on my digitech gadget for over a year. Your instructions are so clear and direct, i got the recording going first time, this is almnost unheard of for me. Thanks so much.

  5. belinda says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!! I have been searching and searching for a way to get a user manual for this music box ge4139 without paying big dollars (any dollars actually) and you have definitely helped me with that information. Very very thoughtful of you to post that. Thanks again.
    kind regards, belinda

  6. iainmacc says:

    thanks, perfect answer to my question.

  7. I was given a Digitech Audio USB Cassette Player Model No.: GE4140 for Christmas and it worked fine but I had to pack it up and travel by air and now the screen on the item lights up but the initial set up screen .. ..: .. .. will not come up.
    Can anyone assist.

    • Maeve says:

      Sorry Kenneth, I don’t think yours is the same model discussed in this post because my model has no screen of any kind and was purchased many years ago now… It sounds like your player may have been damaged in transit. I’d suggest contacting the manufacturer or the shop you purchased it from for further support. Good luck.

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