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Re: Help with casette to computer transfer

Subject: Re: Help with casette to computer transfer
From: Jeremy Minns <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 19:49:22 -0300
At 15:23 13/06/03 -0500, you wrote:
>I know someone there has done this before!
>I am having difficulting transferring my recordings from my Marantz PMD
>221 (monaural)
>cassette to my computer (running Windows 2000 Server), which has a
>Creative Audio sound
>card. I have a cable between the RCA Line Out of the recorder to the Line=

>In 3.5mm stereo
>jack of the computer. I am getting a lot of noise from somewhere, on
>samples captured in
>cool Edit 2000.
>I would greatly appreciate any words of wisdom. You can respond privately

Here are a few suggestions from a technical ignoramus:

1. Keep the recorder as far away as possible from the computer.
2. Use battery rather than mains power for the recorder.
3. Make sure no fluorescent lamps or other devices using transformers are
near the recorder.
4. Experiment with transferring recordings at different times of day. Here=

in S=E3o Paulo I get strong intereference from radio stations at night but=

not during the day.
5. I have a DAT recorder and get much less interference if I transfer to
the computer via the DAT. If you can stand the cost I understand that there=

are devices which will play your cassette tapes and send a digital output
to your computer. But now I'm getting out of my depth!



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