Digitising equipment?

Bartlomiej Plichta plichtab at MSU.EDU
Fri May 14 16:01:37 UTC 2010

Since you already have a tape deck, I would recommend a really decent $30 US solution that will work just fine for you. I have a review on my website if you're interested:

If you have a bigger budget, you can't go wrong with the USBPre (also reviewed on my website):

I hope it helps!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Margaret Carew [mailto:margaret.carew at batchelor.edu.au]
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:53 PM
> To: r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au
> Subject: Digitising equipment?
> I’m just about to do a fair amount of digitising from cassette tape and plan to
> both repatriate these recordings to the community and archive them. I’ve
> just read through he RNLD thread on digitising from earlier this year, and so
> am pretty clear on sample rates etc. I also heed the warning that archival
> digitising should be done once and so am trying to get this right in a tight time
> frame.
> I’m now wondering about equipment. I’ve got more time than money to do
> this and am imagining that I’ll use the gear that I normally use to digitise
> tapes. This is:
> A reasonably recent Macbook Pro running OS 10.5.8 A tape deck Yamaha KX-
> W421 (old, but little used and clean) A good quality 3.5mm on each end cable
> to join the computer and tapedeck Audacity, to record the input
> Will this do?
> Regards
> Marg Carew

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