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HOW TO CONVERT A CASSETTE TAPE DIGITALLY

Because cassette tapes are easily worn out, the best way to protect your music is convert it to digital files stored in your computer or burned on audio CDs. This project will guide you through a few steps to make connection between a cassette player and your computer, then record music from the tape and save it on the hard disk.

Step 1: Connect the cassette and the computer
It is necessary that you have a cable with two 1/8-inch jacks at two ends.


Find the soundcard on the back of your computer. Then plug the Line-in input with one end of the cable. If the Line-in plug is not stated clearly on the soundcard, find the Blue one.



Connect the other end of the cable with the headphone plug on your cassette player.

Step 2: Adjust the Windows Volume Control
Double click on the small speaker in the right corner of your taskbar to open the Windows Volume Control.
Click the Options menu and choose Properties.
The Properties window now comes up. Check Recording then Line In in the list of volume controls underneath. Click OK.



The Recording Control now appears. Select Line In and lower the volume slider for a good recording result. Then close the window.



Note: In order to return to the previous status before the adjustment, repeat all steps above and select Microphone in the Recording Control window.

Step 3: Record music from the tape
On your computer, open AV Music Morpher Gold and click the Recorder button on the Player panel. The Record dialog will come up.

   
Play the tape on your cassette player. Click the red button on the Record dialog of AV Music Morpher to begin recording. Then press this button again to stop the process.
Use the Play and Stop buttons to play back your recording. If you are satisfied with the result, click Save. The Save As dialog will appear, choose a desired file name and audio format. If you are not satisfied with the result, record again.
Once finishing, click the Close button to close the Record dialog. Music from the tape is now converted to a digital file and safely stored in your computer.
You can also open the recorded file in the Editor module to modify it or cut off some unwanted parts.