Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 4:37 PM (in response to levgram)
Probably has a combo port.
⌥ > System Profiler…
(ie, hold down Option and choose System Profiler… from the menu) and post what you get for Hardware Overview > Model Identifier. That will tell us exactly what machine you have. Or you can find out the specs for yourself in Mactracker
You should also check the user guide which came with your machine.
My guess would be that you can connect your tape player with a 3.5 mm analogue jack and switch to input.
As for the rest, if you search the forum you'll find several threads about digitising audio tapes.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to levgram)
Is your MBP the 13" model? If so then the headphone socket is also a microphone/line input, you can connect your cassette player to it using a suitable cable, e.g. twin rca to stereo mini-jack. Go to System Preferences -> Sound and set 'Use audio port' to 'sound input'. The simplest way to do a basic recording is to use Quicktime Player - click on the File menu and choose 'New Audio Recording'. If your recording/editing requirements are more sophisticated then download the free audio recording/processing software Audacity from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to levgram)
you will a 3.5 mm male output cable to RCA male, the casettte will bill rcord to the analog input to the mac, Check system references make sound and check that it should line out put and then set out put btweeen the compter and to casette around "7" only prodblem is the the tape machine is still funcually and the the tapes are are still not degraded.
The computer is set at the correct level ( not in the red) and the tape machine/tape is degraded.
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