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What cassette would you put on CD

02 Dec 13 - 04:15 AM (#3580610)
Subject: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,FloraG

I no longer have a cassete player in the car so can't listen to cassetes while traveling. I've bought a machine that will convert cassetes to CD's so I plan to spend many happy hours putting my favourites onto CDs.
OK - some bands have re -issued work onto CDs but many have not.
Question - what one cassete would you save onto Cd?
FloraG


02 Dec 13 - 04:28 AM (#3580611)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: David C. Carter

"Kind of Blue".Miles Davis.


02 Dec 13 - 05:07 AM (#3580618)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Will Fly

The late Michael Hordern reading some of the "Ghost Stories of M.R. James". Currently unavailable on CD, as far as I know.

When I first started to think about converting all my cassette tapes to computer format, I discovered that the tapes were so old and brittle that they all snapped. I do have a portable cassette player, but it now seems used more to convert tapes for friends!


02 Dec 13 - 05:22 AM (#3580622)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick

Will Fly. Strange. I've not long finished copying my entire collection of cassettes to digital format. Despite the fact that there were several thousand involved, very few of them wouldn't play. None of them were brittle or like to break, but some did keep jammimg and there were several where the recording tape had become detached from the leader tape.

Btw. I keep all my analogue digital transfers on computer. That's a lot cheaper and easier than buying CDRs and a lot more reliable. Then, if I want to play them in the car or anywhere else, I download them to a memory stick and plug the stick into the car stereo. At any rate, that's how it will work shortly. I've recently changed my car and the CD player is like something out of Noah's ark.


02 Dec 13 - 05:58 AM (#3580628)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: cooperman

Head Cleaner -great name for a band but I can't get any sound??


02 Dec 13 - 07:19 AM (#3580644)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1843794276/ref=tmm_abk_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&sr=&qid=

Will Fly, try that.


02 Dec 13 - 08:05 AM (#3580655)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,Dani

Timely thread!

Can you guys recommend a machine? I would like to do this. If it does vinyl as well, all the better : )

Dani


02 Dec 13 - 09:07 AM (#3580671)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe

Guest Fred McCormick (and any one else with a computer full of music), I hope you have duplicated all your hard work to an external drive, cloud storage or whatever as a back up to your computer-housed collection. Too easy to lose the lot if/when the inevitable(?) crash comes....


02 Dec 13 - 09:22 AM (#3580674)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick

Fear not. Up the Mersey on a bubble yesterday, arrive I did not. The whole lot is backed up to external hard drive, as are all my ripped CDs and all the stuff which I've downloaded over the years.

Dani. If it's still working, your own domestic equipment should do the job fine. Granted, running a connection between the headphone socket of your hifi and your computer will likely have a few buffs running round in horrified amazement. But if they're not original recordings, and they're only for your own pleasure, and you're not planning to throw the originals out, I can't see much in the way of a problem

If you don't still possess a cassette player or record deck, they can be picked up from places like Maplin and at easily affordable prices.


02 Dec 13 - 09:23 AM (#3580675)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Will Fly

Ah, GUEST, thanks for the heads-up - but the reader of choice, for me, is the late Muchael Hordern... :-)

As for modern cassette players, there are plenty on Amazon, some with Audacity software enclosed on a CD. I use an old Sony Walkman myself, which gives perfectly acceptable results, and connect the headphone socket from that to the sound input on my Mac.

SqueezeMe - sound (!) advice about backup. My hard drive crashed about 2 months ago. I had backup on an external terabyte drive, but it wasn't bang up to date, so I lost some data. A lesson learned.


02 Dec 13 - 09:33 AM (#3580680)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,kendall

This is incredible. I just bought a rig that converts cassettes and vinal records to CDs! It works like a charm. $207.00. It also has am/fm radio.

I also have two different rigs that have to go through the computer's sound card. They also work, but more complicated and I have no patience. I can send you one of those for the postage.

First come, first served and the Devil take the hindmost.


02 Dec 13 - 09:37 AM (#3580682)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,kendall

Right now I'm converting my grandmother's old 78s to cds.

Imagine pulling up alongside a car full of teens with the window down and playing THE BAGGAGE COACH AHEAD by Vernon Dalhart blaring at them!


02 Dec 13 - 10:01 AM (#3580687)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Will Fly

Get that bass pumped up, Kendall, and give 'em a few choruses of "The Runaway Train"!


02 Dec 13 - 10:06 AM (#3580693)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,sciencegeek

I've used an iKEY device that will connect to an analog device & convert to WAV or mp3s. should be low cost on ebay.

there is also an ION device that directly plays CDs & sends to PC as mp3s. again.. find on ebay maybe amazon.


02 Dec 13 - 10:22 AM (#3580698)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Elmore

I have plenty of cd's and a cd player in the car, which is a good thing, because here in the mountains of North Georgia (USA), the only radio station that comes in loud and clear is the one that features Limbaugh, Hannity et al.


02 Dec 13 - 11:17 AM (#3580714)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST

http://kickass.to/m-r-james-ghost-stories-michael-hordern-t5733220.html

@ Will Fly

Try that then.


02 Dec 13 - 01:26 PM (#3580745)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Will Fly

That link gives a "Site blocked" message.


02 Dec 13 - 03:43 PM (#3580782)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST

M.R. James Ghost Stories Michael Hordern (Size: 178.08 MB)
                1-04 Casting The Runes.mp3        20.98 MB
                1-05 Oh, Whistle & I'll Come To You .mp3        20.11 MB
                1-03 The Stalls Of Barchester Cathed.mp3        16.63 MB
                1-06 Number 13.mp3        15.98 MB
                1-07 Count Magnus.mp3        14.63 MB
                1-02 The Ash Tree.mp3        14.28 MB
                1-09 Canon Alberic's Scrapbook.mp3        12.79 MB
                1-10 The Haunted Dolls House.mp3        12.28 MB
                1-08 The Diary Of Mr. Poynter.mp3        11.66 MB
                1-01 The Mezzotint.mp3        11.61 MB
                1-11 Lost Hearts.mp3        10.05 MB
                1-13 A School Story.mp3        7.45 MB
                1-12 Rats.mp3        6.39 MB
                1-14 There Was A Man Dwelt By A Chur.mp3        3.25 MB
Sharing Widget


That's what was there. I'll see about downloading what you want and email it to you.


02 Dec 13 - 03:50 PM (#3580784)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: The Sandman

anything by hedy west


02 Dec 13 - 03:55 PM (#3580787)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: The Sandman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpWUDU_GEL4 MJHurt says afterwards thats the real thing.


02 Dec 13 - 04:13 PM (#3580791)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: kendall

No one wants it?


02 Dec 13 - 07:32 PM (#3580846)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Well....it is actually from a 4 track cassette....it lives in the garage.

The sound track from the 1969 film "Easy Rider."


    "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) 5:49
       Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)

    "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) 3:37
       Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)

    "The Weight" (Jaime Robbie Robertson) 4:29
       Smith (1969)

    "Wasn't Born to Follow" (Carole King/Gerry Goffin) 2:03
       The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)

    "If You Want to Be a Bird (Bird Song)" (Antonia Duren) 2:35
       The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (1969)

    "Don't Bogart Me" (Elliot Ingber/Larry Wagner) 3:05
       Fraternity of Man - Fraternity of Man (1968)

    "If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) 5:35
       The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

    "Kyrie Eleison/Mardi Gras (When the Saints)" (Traditional, arranged by David Axelrod) 4:00
       The Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor (1968)

    "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (Bob Dylan) 3:39
       Roger McGuinn (1969)

    "Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn/Bob Dylan) 2:14
       Roger McGuinn (1969)

Sincerely,

Gargoyle

music is free....always has been...always will be.


02 Dec 13 - 07:49 PM (#3580851)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: Joe_F

Wild Rose, The Bawdy Ladies' Book.


02 Dec 13 - 08:27 PM (#3580861)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: GUEST,Dani

What is it Kendall? Where'd you get it?

I haven't had anything that played cassettes in years : ) Well, except my old car, but I'm not hooking THAT up to my computer!

Discovered some old cassettes with my grandmother and grandfather on them, and I'd like to put them on cd's for gifts.

Dani


02 Dec 13 - 08:54 PM (#3580872)
Subject: RE: What cassette would you put on CD
From: kendall

To use this you would need to have a cassette player which connects to your pc via a "patch cord." Or, you could mail them to me and I'll do it for you.