How can I transfer minidisc files to my Mac?
January 20, 2008 1:44 AM Subscribe
Really want to transfer files from MiniDisc to Mac and it's really not working...
posted by fan_of_all_things_small to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I've called the support centers of all equipment involved in this situation and no one has an answer for me, nor do older ask.mefi questions provide any answers, so I appeal to you for help.
I want to transfer recorded files from my minidiscs to my computer. I have a Sharp MD-MT90 portable recorder, optical cable, Sound Blaster Digital Music PX, accompanying USB cord, and PowerBook G4.
When I hook up the Sharp MD to Sound Blaster (optical line out)--->Sound Blaster to PowerBook (USB cord), my computer recognizes that there is a USB Audio device present in the "Sound" section of System Preferences, but neither GarageBand or Audacity recognize that there is anything hooked up to the computer.
In Garageband, I opened a "real instrument" track, enabled recording and turned on monitoring, then pressed Play on the MD.
Am I just dealing with antiquated equipment? Is it a problem with the settings on my computer or do I need to buy different equipment to get the songs on my minidiscs onto my Mac?
Thanks so much in advance.