Quick and dirty cassette to mp3?
February 3, 2011 12:18 PM Subscribe
Best Windows free/shareware software for recording analog cassettes to mp3?
posted by werkzeuger to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a collection of analog casesettes (Joe Frank, fwiw) that I want to get on my mp3 player. I've got the analog end covered - I used to be an audio engineer - but I want to streamline the capture and mp3 encoding as much as possible. I'm far more concerned about making this quick and easy than audio quality since they're crap mono recordings to begin with.
Previous questions in this vein mostly recommend Audacity, which I downloaded, but it requires a separate plug-in for mp3 export, and the whole thing seems like it's trying a bit too hard to be a ProTools clone. I've got ProTools; I want to avoid the hassle of setting up each cassette tape as a full-blown recording "session" since I've got dozens of these tapes. My ideal solution would be a program where you
1. check levels,
2. click "record" and
3. click "stop,"
4. an mp3 file is deposited in a directory.
Does such a thing exist? I don't need the WAV or AIFF, just the mp3. I'll be using the built-in soundcard on my laptop for the ananlog-in, btw. I do have a Griffin iMic also.