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Heya. I have hundreds of old concerts and demos from back in the before cd days. What is the best way to put on cd. I have them now as a wav file on my laptop, but cant seem to add the names of the tracks for old demos for the recordings that do have gaps between songs. Is this acceptable not to split the tracks up ?

Basically a 3 song demo is one long recording, if added to itunes or other media player it thinks its one long track. Im using audacity and a usb cassette player device.

Also is there any tape traders left out there, i was big back in late 80s of snail mail and cassettes. It took years to build my mercyful fate collection as back then nobody had mf on their lists luckily they werent traded much and most if mine are high generation.

I noticed this also when everyone told me how good the early sabbath boot sounded. Ive had that show since about 84, i just bought the cassette on ebay and my old tdk copy sounds wayyyy better. It amazes me how popular MF has gotten.,anyhow any tips on converting my tapes to cd is much appreciated!

Also love to find someone who can hook me up with MF 9/6 and 9/26/81 gigs!
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CD Wave Editor is a very good and user friendly tool to split the tracks. Just import the WAV files into this program and you can split the tracks manually.
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You'll find the 1981-09-06 gig here:

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How to rip cassettes?

Does anyone have recommendations for good ways to go about ripping cassettes to digital format? What machines work the best? I've got some goodies that deserve quality rips, and the recorder I have won't do them any justice.

Thanks for any feedback!
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Tachi, what kind of cassette player do you have now, tape deck or something like walkman?
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I know, because a friend of mine had a NAKAMICHI deck, that they are the best.
But whatever the cassette player is, you have to adjust the azimuth (= screw) on the head of the tape player, with a screw driver, so you can have the best results by rotating the head's screw(s).
It's very important to set the head of your cassette player properly, to "find" by your ear the best sound.
If you want full sound use a Hi-Fi deck.
If you want dry sound use a walkman.Keep in mind that walkman is, very often, spinning faster than it should be.
Connect the deck or the walkman with an amplifier.That will give the rich sound you desire.
From the back of your amplifier connect an exodus with your PC.
Clean the parts of the deck, that will get in touch with the tape of the cassette, with pure alcohol and a clean cotton cloth.
Let them dry for a few seconds.
Then demagnetize with a proper demagnetizer cassette the deck or walkman and start recording.
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matweev wrote:Tachi, what kind of cassette player do you have now, tape deck or something like walkman?

I have a really bad player/recorder attached to my really bad old turntable, need to upgrade severely lol.

Prince Hector wrote:I know, because a friend of mine had a NAKAMICHI deck, that they are the best.
But whatever the cassette player is, you have to adjust the azimuth (= screw) on the head of the tape player, with a screw driver, so you can have the best results by rotating the head's screw(s).
It's very important to set the head of your cassette player properly, to "find" by your ear the best sound.
If you want full sound use a Hi-Fi deck.
If you want dry sound use a walkman.Keep in mind that walkman is, very often, spinning faster than it should be.
Connect the deck or the walkman with an amplifier.That will give the rich sound you desire.
From the back of your amplifier connect an exodus with your PC.
Clean the parts of the deck, that will get in touch with the tape of the cassette, with pure alcohol and a clean cotton cloth.
Let them dry for a few seconds.
Then demagnetize with a proper demagnetizer cassette the deck or walkman and start recording.
GOOD LUCK!

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Thanks for the tips Hector!
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This would be the easiest way. Although, I don't know if you can make rips above 128 with Audacity.
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Dejv wrote:This would be the easiest way. Although, I don't know if you can make rips above 128 with Audacity.

Yes you can, just takes some tinkering in settings, I'll dig up a guide on doing that in Audacity if you like. The big thing is getting nice clear audio to play through to the computer on which the recording will happen and the rest is pretty simple.
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A hi-fi tape deck (stand alone one) is your weapon of choice than. Prince Hector nailed almost everything about it.
Try to find a deck made in the first half of '90s by any well-known hifi company (Denon, Sony, Technics, Aiwa, Akai, etc) and which is slightly above mid class at the time of manufacturing. Models that are closer to higher class most likely has words "3 head", "bias adjusting", "dolby b/c/s" and "precision" on a front panel.
Why beginning of '90, not '80s or the end of '90? Because there are better chances the mechanism and heads are still intact (comparing to devices from '80s) and quality control is more serious than with the later '90s models (when the tape decks were seen by the manufacturers as a dying race). And after all you still can find them relatively cheap.

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Dejv wrote:This would be the easiest way. Although, I don't know if you can make rips above 128 with Audacity.


I record using Audacity with the settings on WAV, (but your computer's harddrive should have enough space to hold it)
then
a program I bought MP3 Splitter & Joiner Pro to edit out the blank space before / after, and chop into separate tracks.
It is easy, but takes patience to learn / remember the procedure.

Finally, I use dbPoweramp converter to turn the file into whatever I want (if I have downloaded the codecs from their site)
- Flac, mp3, m4a, Apple Lossless, wma, Ogg,

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First cassette being ripped right now, it sounds great in comparison to my old rip. Extremely happy so far.

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TadakatsuH0nda wrote:First cassette being ripped right now, it sounds great in comparison to my old rip. Extremely happy so far.


I hope I helped you, a little bit, to achieve these better cassette rips ...



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Prince Hector wrote:
TadakatsuH0nda wrote:First cassette being ripped right now, it sounds great in comparison to my old rip. Extremely happy so far.


I hope I helped you, a little bit, to achieve these better cassette rips ...



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Yes, absolutely you did. I really appreciate the help guys.
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i want to rec a cassette tape for my gf with my favourites mp3.
old school romantic gift :D :D

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjQ_qS- ... w&index=27

Windows 7 - Record what you hear with Audacity
Have to watch this video again, as Audacity disappeared of my computer (maybe Ccleaner or Windows Defender got rid of it).
and now after downloading Audacity again, it does not work, same as the last time I originally grabbed it, as Steinberg WAVLAB would only work on my XP system.
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I recall this video explained additional details, how to correct it, and what AUDACITY main page fails to mention, even to this day.
https://youtu.be/mjQ_qS-LaoU
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