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putting cassette tapes on cd

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:58 am
by coonsanders

whats the best way(using nero 6)to put cassette tapes onto cd so that ill get the best possible sound quaility?i think i have the procedure but id like
some feedback just to confirm what im doing is right.ill be using the wave
editor and i no that ill lose some sharpness in the process.thanks.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:11 pm
by CowboySlim
Ok, to use Nero Wave Editor is OK, I did it once. However, it is a PITA and I won't do it again. That is, only if I really want to have the music and cannot find the same album on CD.

OK, here is the deal, I want the ID3 type tags on my songs. So you have to do this manually by typing for all the songs. Now the pieces of the tags are: File name, song title, album title, year, genre, artist and may some other stuff. I don't want to type that for each song that I digitize from cassettes. I use the Sandisk Sansa E200 series music players now and their database organises the songs based on those ID3 tag parameters, so I want them all to be "tagged" to each song.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:32 pm
by coonsanders

whats pita besides a bread?id3 tags?how do u digitize cassette?im a beginner with this stuff.thanks


PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:53 pm
by Ian
pita = pain in the ass

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:58 pm
by coonsanders
hi ian

pain in the ass o ok..thanks


PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:00 am
by coonsanders
to cowboy

how do u digitalise cassette tapes?


PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:43 am
by Ian
patience.. you don't need to make a second thread asking the same thing.

Here are a few pages I found that might help: ... ds-cd.html (its vinyl to CD, but the concept is the same)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:50 am
by coonsanders
thanks ian

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:25 pm
by CowboySlim
CS: What is your endgame? Audio CDs? Digital solid state MP3/WMA player? Other?

For example of ID3 tags:
1. Get one of your cassettes
2. Go to
3. Find that same album as an audio CD
4. Download one of the songs for 99 cents.
5. Hover over the filename of the song with your mouse cursor
6. That yellow box should show up with information about the song
7. Those are known as tags, such as: Album name, Artist name, song title/name, etc.

If you are going to make CDs and play them like an LP record, so '50s :D , tags don't matter.
I use a solid state, Sandisk Sansa player; I can't do without the tags.

my endgame

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:02 pm
by coonsanders
ok i have a friend in calif who make me big band cassette tapes that im
putting on cds.i have the basic process but i wanted to no if i was doing it to get the best sound quaility possible because i no u lose some sound quailitity with this process.i use wav files not mp3 files.i perfer using nero 6 because i bought it and dont want to waste not using it.besides its work-
ed ok 4 u say i can make digital cassette tapes.can u use them to make cds??i record also from 78s lps,and do u apply digital to these type of media??


PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:39 pm
by CowboySlim
Yes, once you have used the Wave Editor in Nero 6 to read the music off cassettes and convert them to WAV format files on your hard drive, you can use Nero 6 to burn them back out to Audio CDs.

Same thing with records, 78s, 45s and LPs as you just use the same feed into your motherboard, LINE IN. However, if your turntable has a magnetic cartridge, you'll need to preamp it. If your turntable has a ceramic cartridge, it should be the right level of the LINE IN.

Hey, I was in Barnes & Noble several years ago, just browsing - looking for nothing, and saw this CD. It is the exact replica of an LP that I bought about 50 years ago and still have. With no hestitation, I just snapped it right up.

I ripped the CD into my hard drive and exported it out to my Sandisk Sansa player. I would not even think of the hassle of reading my LP into PC with Nero even if I had a turntable. Same with cassettes - too much work. PCs are the result of the industrial revolution - we are not supposed to work for them, they are supposed to work for us.

If I can find my old music that I had on cassettes or LPs, I'll just rebuy on CDs or just download form Amazon directly. Then I play the music on my Sansa player. Just as cassette players are so '80s and obsolete, CD players are so '90s and are fast becoming obsolete. :D

my reply

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:32 pm
by coonsanders

what u descrided is exactly what i do u just had the word digital in your first responce and i was wondering how i could implement digital to cassette tapes.if got me confused.i really dont mind the work.sometimes
because everything is not on cd you have to do these things to get what you want.thanks.