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1 ... Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs? by Hilary Paprocki at Jul. 09, 2001 1:17 am gmt (Rec'd 2)2 ...... Re: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs? by Ms. Terry Evans at Jul. 23, 2001 6:45 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
4 ......... Re: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs? by JD Mars at Jul. 09, 2001 8:32 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
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FROM: Hilary Paprocki
DATE: Jul. 09, 2001 1:17 am gmt (Rec'd 2)
SUBJECT: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs?Okay, I know that people can do all kinds of exotic things with computers and CD burners. The trouble is I can't find any facility for doing non-exotic things.
I want to replace a cassette deck with a PC. That means a button to record, a button to play, a button to rewind, and a button to fast-forward. If I record over a piece, the previous piece goes away. A piece counter and a time counter would be nice. That's all. No gothic graphics, no drum machines, no flanging simulations. I don't want to have to climb over all of that crap every time I use the thing. I just want a recorder that will produce CDs, which presumably will be better-sounding than cassettes.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Tell me what I need.
FROM: Ms. Terry Evans
DATE: Jul. 23, 2001 6:45 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
SUBJECT: Re: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs?I recommend a CD-RW. The price has gone under the $100.00 range for a decent drive. Find one that includes EZ-CD Creator software or similar. I have two. First you record directly into the PC. If you are recording "live" or patching from another source, the sound card on your PC is where you make the connections. Even windows 9/98 includes a very generic "recorder". First you record in a file called a .wav. Then you copy to CD. You can edit, add effects (or not) and go. Once the file's been created you can copy it over and over. Most of the "recording" software resembles your cassette recorder with matching buttons. Please feel free to email me if you need more help. I'd stay away from MINI-Discs. They are more expensive and not as reliable.
You can hear my demo at:http://www.recycledmedia.com/demo.htm
DATE: Jul. 09, 2001 8:06 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
SUBJECT: Re: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs?Buy yourself a CD writer/re-writer, or a MiniDisc, both I think would be better suited to what you are looking for. Minidisc is great, and easy to use and cheap, so have a look at one of those first.
FROM: JD Mars
DATE: Jul. 09, 2001 8:32 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
SUBJECT: Re: Can I replace a cassette deck with a PC and CDs?Yup, Roland's right.
If you have a computer with a burner already, and you want to make it work like a tape recorder, it's not going to be that simple. Yes, there is software that has record, play, rewind, etc buttons, but burning a CD for redbook is another matter. Except..
There's a CD burning software (like the file management type) called Nero that just came out with a version for the Mac that lets you use your internal burner like a standalone. I don't know if it's out for the PC yet.
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