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15992 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2009 4:50 AM by garethbarry
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2009 10:14 PM (in response to blckhed)Take a look at this product http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G - 5 iPods
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2009 1:29 AM (in response to blckhed)The iMic as noted works well there is also another from Roxio check at www.roxio.com.
MJMBP 2.5/2/320 - iTunes 8.2 - TV, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPod Touch 32 - iPod Photo 60 gig - iPod 2nd gen 20 gig - Blue Shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2009 9:00 AM (in response to Jim VanLeeuwen)Thanx to Jim L. & Mike J. The iMic from Griffin Tech looks like the best option. The audio/video to computer products from Roxio looked like they would work except the tech requirements didn't mention Mac. I tried to order the iMic online, but had a problem with a unverifiable website certificate. Cant mark this question answered until I get the iMic and try it out. Thanx again for your help!Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2009 1:45 PM (in response to blckhed)Using Garage Band, which is built into Max OS10 it is very easy to convert cassette to itunes . All you need is a cassette player and one cable to connect player to computer.mac book, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2009 4:27 PM (in response to golfingpair)Garage Band will not recognize my tape player. Do you plug into head phone jack?iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), also iphone and MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2009 8:55 AM (in response to Jim VanLeeuwen)I am happy to report that "iMic" from Griffen Technology has worked well! I have recorded off the radio & old jam tapes that I want to preserve into the software application that comes with iMic (Final Vinyl) and then save it as a iTunes file. From here I can burn audio cd's. So thanks to Jim V. Also thanks to Mike J.; the Roxio product looked promising, it was more expensive, but it also included recording of video- but as far as I could tell when checking the system requirements, Mac was not included.
"Golfing Pair's" idea about using Garage Band seems interesting- for me, I might use this input route (with the iMic I hope) to revisit some old music from my past and overdub on it. I wonder if Garage band could correct tuning that gets warped out on tape players?Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2009 5:36 AM (in response to blckhed)What about Audacity? I've used the PC version to digitise bits of my vinyl and tape collections. It can also be used to cut, splice, mix & process audio.
tt2Various PCs, Windows Vista, + XP - iPods: 160+80 Classic (1.1.2) - 30+30 Video (1.3) - iTunes 188.8.131.52 (Win)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2009 6:05 PM (in response to golfingpair)Please would you post a-z directions. I have a sony cassette connected to my powerbook g4 10.4.11 The preferences 'sound' show the correct input/output.
I have tried "Audacity", "Golden", & "GarageBand." I'm just not getting it.
I click on 'create new project' & go downhill from there. My husband was the musical one & understood all the software, but he passed away & I've got loads of tapes that I want to put on disc. I would be very grateful for an explanatory email. Thank you, ColleenPowerBook 12, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2009 2:27 PM (in response to Colleenz)OK, I figured out how to create a New Basic Track & hit record. Things appeared to be working but there was nothing. I checked with the earphones & the tape is fine so there is something very simple that hasn't click in yet. I guess I'll just keep playing with it. By the way, are you supposed to hear the music while recording? Thanks.PowerBook 12, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 8:53 PM (in response to blckhed)I read http://www.macinstruct.com/node/131 which lead me step-by-step on how to hook up my cassette player to my iMac and copy to Garage Band. Male-Male stereo audio cable from Best Buy to hook up and push play on cassette and record in GB and it was done. I didn't experience any difficulty in exporting from GB to iTunes - but here's an Apple reference page just in case http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2932. Hope this is supportive.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2009 4:50 AM (in response to Colleenz)I was trying to do the same thing - after a bit of searching I found that in Garageband :-
if you go to the area on the right you will see two tabs- Real Instrument and Master Track - make sure Real Instrument is highlighted
Below this you will see Browse and Edit Tabs - make sure the browse tab is selected.
Towards the bottom of the column you will see the Real instrument icon with input source and below that Monitor - you can choose "Off", "On" or "On (No Feedback protection)" - either of the latter two will allow you to hear what you are recording.
Hope that helps.
RegardsMacbookPro, Mac OS X (10.6), GarageBand 09