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Wow & flutter: is it the tapes or the tape deck?

I am beginning to digitize some old cassette tapes but have run into a problem: many of the cassettes have significant speed/pitch variations on playback. I can't figure out if the problem is the tapes or the tape deck (or both). [more inside]
posted by googly on Jul 2, 2014 - 11 answers

How to store/display 2551 cassette tapes?

My husband has come into 2551 Grateful Dead tapes. He is over the moon. I am less so because they're currently taking up space in 17 boxes in my finished basement and we have virtually no storage space. We would like to store them and ideally display them so he can see what he has. I would like them to be relatively compact and not look like junk. Any ideas?
posted by semacd on Jan 12, 2013 - 13 answers

What was this weird thing they used to have in music stores?

Can anybody fill in the gaps in this memory I have of shopping for cassette tapes in the mid to late eighties? Memories involve a plexi glass wall and conveyor belt contraption used to prevent theft. [more inside]
posted by shushufindi on Mar 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Ccaasseetteess

Where are the best places to buy tape cassettes in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Old tapes worth keeping.

How should I store these 20-year old cassette tapes with historic value? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Apr 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me convert my old tapes and records into mp3 format

We were rearranging the shelves in my house today, and we found a bunch of old tapes from my
Dad's friends from when he lived in Spain (he was born there, as was I). His friends mixed
a bunch of bands together to make this very cool-sounding tape, and the thought struck me: Why not
rip this? (edit: also found bunch of old tapes my brother made of a punk radio station. woot!)

Of course, I lack the knowledge required.

So my question essentially is: what sort of process, programs, and materials is one required to
go through to convert these tapes to mp3? Would the machine I'd have to buy also double as a
tape-pl-ayer itself? What about records? I've been wanting a record player for a while, and I've
been wanting to rip some records as well. Are there record-rippers which double as players? Are
there record/tape player/rippers all combined into one machine? How complicated is this process?
How expensive does it have to be? I don't want to end up with really badly ripped files, but I
don't want studio equipment, either. Basically, what do I have to go through to get good
sounding, 192-320 kbps mp3s from my tapes and records that I could then distribute via
BitTorrent? Thanks.
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Feb 12, 2005 - 17 answers

Cassette Tapes

I'm looking for a music store that has a reasonable selection of cassettes of current release LPs. [+] [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Feb 6, 2005 - 5 answers

What do I do with my unwanted cassette tapes?

What do I do with my old cassette tapes? [MI] [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Aug 10, 2004 - 20 answers

Car Tape Player

The cassette deck in my car is so noisy that when I'm listening to books on tape on the iPod, all I can hear is the clacking and ratcheting of the tape deck as it gnaws on the cassette adapter. What can I do? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Apr 14, 2004 - 12 answers

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