- Computer With
Sufficient Harddisk (to store the .wav files) and RAM (to edit and
process the files)
- CD Writer
- Interconnect cables
for connection between the cassette deck and the soundcard
Audio Recording Software
- Noise Reduction
Software or Plug-in (Optional)
- CD Authoring Software
OUT of the Cassette
deck to the LINE
IN of the Computer Soundcard
- Select the soundcard
as the prefered recording device (under control panel - multimedia icon)
the LINE IN Fader on
the audio mixer of the
is not muted
the audio recording software
on the software used, activate and check all the settings to allow recording
possible, monitor the incoming
signal from the cassette deck
using the audio software to ensure
the incoming signal is not clipping (Too
Hot; Levels Too High)
the appropriate levels for
recording and rewind the
the recording on the computer and playback the
the material on the cassette tape has been recorded into the
computer, save the material as .WAV
edit the wave files accordingly.(Break them up and save them into
the individual tracks; process the files with the noise reduction
software; edit out the unwanted parts; etc.)
all editing have been completed, the number of .wav files should
correspond to the number of songs on the cassette, unless some songs
have been omitted.
close the audio recording software (Be sure to save all your work)
and launch the CD authoring software
and import the .wav files and arrange them according to the sequence
required (Exact procedure of import would be dependent on the
- Load in a blank CDR
disc and write to
the disc using disc-at-once mode and
finalized as a CD-DA format (Exact procedure of writing would be
dependent on the software used)
- Chose a good CDR disc
to ensure durability and intergity of the disc.
- Try with different
brands to see which works well with your CD writer and can playback
on your CD Player.
- Remember that the limit
for a regular CDR is 74mins of audio or 650M byte of data.
- If you use a 80mins CDR
disc, make sure both the CD writer and CD authoring software supports it.
- There are many software
out there, some are specifically for recording or CD authoring while
others are an all-in-one solution.
one that is most suitable to your needs, applications and budget.
the quality of your end result will depend on several things such as
the inital sonic quality of the cassette, the quality of the
soundcard used, the power and flexibility of the computer, audio
recording software and noise reduction software, your editing skills, etc.