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23-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Anything special needed for converting reel to reel audio to CD other than the tape deck and an audio input on a PC. Would the tape deck need to be up to pro spec if the audio is only speech (interviews) TIA Wayne

23-03-2011, 01:40 PM
Nothing special, plug it into the line in and record to wav format. You may want to experiment with volume levels a bit.

If you want to get fancy audio editing software can remove tape hiss very well because it is a constant and predictable kind of noise. If you plan to do this then record a few seconds of silence from the tape as it's playing to get a sample of the hiss. In nero wav editor you sample the silent bit as a noise profile then use that to clean up the wav file. Just never save over your original files in case you muck it up.

23-03-2011, 01:41 PM
So long as the tape deck has an amplifier I can't see any problem.

Use something like Audacity for recording. ( free )

26-03-2011, 03:10 PM
All sorted thanks