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Making music Cds

By Smoky2 ·
Is it possible to write music from records cass.or 8 tracks to CD-R, CD-RW with a computer?If so how?

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by mjd420nova In reply to Making music Cds

The first thing you need to do is determine if
your machine has audio input capabilities.
If so, the line output of the intended input
device must be patched into that input on the
computer. Myself, I record thru a soundblaster
card and use their sound recorder. I then save
them as WAV files, Depending on the sample rate
and frequency range, takes about 15MB for each
minute of length. I use 24 bit recording,
stereo, 44k bandwidth. Then thru the program
to burn a CD you select the music and fill the
CD with up to 600MB of music. These should be
WAV files, as that's what CD players play.
To put more songs on a CD, the will have to be
RIPPED to MP3 files and then burned to the CD.
BUT the player must be able to play MP3 files.
I input audio from Vinyl, cassette, reel to reel,
CD's, DVD's and radio. I can even listen to
streaming audio (VH1, Sirius, XM, or any
streamed audio from any station you can find
on the WEB. Be aware that compressing files
to an MP3 format does take up less space on
the disk but it has been compressed and de-compressed and there are some inherent losses
that may or maynot be noticeable to you, it all
depands on the original recording(source) and
the format it was recorded in.

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by lhatcher In reply to Making music Cds

Here is a great gadget for coverting cassette tapes to mp3.

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by TheChas In reply to Making music Cds

When transferring records or tapes to CD, the quality of your playback equipment and the input section of the sound card in your PC have a significant impact on the overall quality of the recording.

Here are some links of interest:

I choose the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz as the best of the reasonable priced sound cards.

Their recording tools also work well.

If you really want to make the best recording possible, you want a dedicated Audio A/D card.

They start at $100 (US) and go up from there.


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by zlitocook In reply to Making music Cds

Look to
They have great stuff and a way to do what you want to do, and it is cheap.

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