1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 4:25 PM by Niku
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

I was going to buy a cassette deck for the purpose of moving songs from audio cassettes to my iTunes library. It then occurred to me that maybe I could use one of my handheld cassette player/recorders for this purpose. Questions: (1) Can a portable cassette like a Walkman be used to move songs to my iTunes library? (2) If so, is there any difference in technique or equipment required for a cassette deck as opposed to a portable cassette player/recorder? (3) Could it be that better results can be obtained from a quality portable cassette player/recorder than from a bargain basement cassette deck?


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  • 1. Re: audio cassettes to iMac iTunes library
    Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Well, the answer that I really needed has been answered: Yes, you can transfer songs from a handheld cassette player to your iTunes library. I just did it, and the results were everything I had hoped for. (1) the quality was as good as I have gotten from desktop cassette players (2) The only piece of extra equiment needed is an iMic, which I already had.

    The only reason that I had been having difficulties was that I was using the wrong settings. Everything was quickly clearly up when I talked to a technician at Griffin, the manufacture of the iMic.