Return the side selector switch to side , which is pressed down to the left, and repeat the process to listen to the next tape. The sound fades from high to low volume. Caused by the battery losing its charge. Remove the power cord from the rear of the cassette player and plug it into an electrical outlet for recharging. Jul 23, · “Our tape today is at the level of the best ever made in the last years. That’s why we wanted to bring it back as a new product, and it will not be a cassette from the old stock. It will be a brand new product. “We just want to provide another choice. Some people find CD quality better, some find reel-to-reel better.”. Jul 08, · If you want to make use of a cassette tape recorder, then you’ll need some blank cassette tapes. Read on as we give you some ideal examples of excellent blank cassette tapes on the market so you can get the best quality audio from recording with your cassette tape recorder. Maxell UR Blank Audio Cassette Tape/5(6).
As the vinyl aficionados will tell you, just because you can rip an analogue source with your equipment doesn't mean that you should.
Luckily cassettes don't require preamps of matched impedance or fussy selection of deck, tonearm and cartridge - just a single deck of adequate quality. What counts as a good deck? Opinions will obviously vary, but in my opinion a 2- or 3-head deck made between is a solid bet. If you want to record tapes, stick to 3-head systems, otherwise 2-head systems are fine for playback. Rather than fussing over particular brands and models, concentrate on getting a deck in good condition, e.
Old or well-used cassette decks can suffer from a number of problems. Some things like dirt on the heads or head magnetism are easily fixed by you, others particularly worn heads may make a deck uneconomical to repair. Buyer beware! Sometimes you just get lucky.
A corrected azimuth. When a cassette is recorded, this angle ideally 90 degrees is determined by the positioning of the head used to magnetise it, and can differ between machines. If played back on a machine where the azimuth is aligned differently, the cassette sounds muddy and the high frequencies are attenuated. On some decks it is possible to manually adjust the heads using a screwdriver. During playback, gently turning the screw supporting the playback head will rotate the azimuth and noticeably modify the quality of the sound.
Locating the perfect azimuth can produce a vastly superior cassette rip. A good recording environment. What am I talking about? I'm talking about a recording environment that's as free as possible from electrical and RF noise as possible. This is important because as ripping cassettes is an analogue process your recording will pick up whatever electrical noise is around.
I was going to rate this condition as being less important than a good soundcard, but trust me, Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette), high noise or pops and clicks are much more objectionable than mild distortion or non-linear frequency response!
OK, all well and good, but how do you test how much electrical noise is present and how do you minimise such intrusions? Have a listen to the resulting recording and check out the spectrogram - there will be a low level constant hiss, but it shouldn't vary much and there should be no pops or clicks. Any variation in the noise recorded means that you're picking up electrical interference from somewhere.
To minimise electrical intemperance, avoid setting up your equipment near anything with a motor in it particularly big motors such as air-conditioners, fridges, room fans etc. If your electricity supply is subject to frequent brown-outs, i.
A good sound card. Most soundcards including onboard sound released in the last 3 years are OK, but stepping up to something like one of the Creative Audigy or X-Fi cards, or something from the ASUS Xonar range will improve things. There are bigger and better cards out there, but any of these are more than enough for great cassette rips. Who's a lucky boy? It's worth getting to know what your soundcard and recording software can support.
Read your manuals. Note that there's little point in using sample frequencies higher than 44kHz - most cassettes won't exceed this bandwidth. Question 1 year ago. Thanks for your great article. Can you tell me when did blank cassette tapes started to be manufactured in clear shells and what Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette) started these?
As for bootlegs, in the early '90s there was huge "industry" for pirate tapes, people would go to other countries buy original records and then sell thousands of pirated cassettes, but what is more important, as labels, with full atwork, well, full is a little too much said, but sometimes the artwork was very different from original and unique.
Reply 2 years ago. They were all PARI Friend brand and all had record pops in them as well as the needle drop at the beginning. No big deal, our rigs were cheap boom boxes for the BEQ rooms unless you bought the ultra hi end hi-fi stuff at the "Far East Trader" electronics base store.
Reply 5 years ago on Introduction. The newwer C's were made of better base stock. While a C would have had over feet wound in there. Want to make a cheap test tape? Now tape a constant noise like static on it using the record pause button at the front of the leader and letting it record right into the tape portion for the full 18 or so seconds. Now run it on your deck through your computer using "audacity" music recording app, using the headphone to mic patchcord aux cord record this and you can use the time grid on the bottom of the audio track to give its exact time.
DCC, digital compact cassette is a totally different beast. DCC machines themselves seem to be plagued by a capacitor issue that results in low or no audio, Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette).
Back in the late 60s and 70s, personal computers used cassettes to store data on them in the pre-floppy era. Generally the cassettes look about the same with a couple of exceptions: There is a notch on the top and the write protect is a movable tab much like the tab on your floppy disc, instead of a breakaway tab. The media itself is dark and is similar to a floppy. You can play these in your standard tape deck, however you will hear basically the sound of digital; which is basically similar to listening to an old dial-up modem.
You can record on these, but they do not sound as good as a typical type I of that era; as they are optimized for computer data. In the picture here is a couple of cassettes from the same era s. Is it just something that I shouldn't be doing? Michael SutterDec 6, Location: East Tennessee. Even the worst built in PC audio card should at least give you decent signal level to record to your tape or to playback to your amp.
My guess is the computers volume software controls aren't set right - sometimes those internal built in cards have a coupla levels of software volume control - like one for "line" and another for "master" or Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette) a software mixer you have to futz with. Additionally whatever software you are using as the audio file player probably has ITS own volume out, too. Just Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette) around a bit.
Tim SDec 6, Shak Cohen and Michael Sutter like this. Location: Wappingers Falls NY. Michael Sutter likes this. Michael SutterDec 7, Location: S FL. This is not a good match, both from a signal level and the fact that you will get a mono recording on the cassette As far as I know, most cassette decks have no gain adjustment for line input.
Some higher end ons do. From the sound of it, I don't think you are giving the cassette recorder speaker level out because that should distort the cassette line input nor line level from the PC, as if you did that, it should be a clean and appropriate signal level. I do remember some cassette recorders having a switch that allowed the input through the input jacks to be set for microphone or line. You need to hunt around on the sound card controls and see if you can match up signals Another thought Burn CDs from Can We Get It On - Down Low - The 4th Level (Cassette) PC and get what are very inexpensive portable CD players.
By one of those adapters that go into the cassette mouth and you done.
Many cassette decks allow the user to make a small adjustment in the bias level. Generally this is used to trim up the high frequency response-- increasing bias reduces the highs. Since bias is just a very high frequency signal, it is possible for the highest partials of the music to act as additional bias and paradoxically reduce the high. Extremely low volume on my cassette deck Recently, my cassette player has been playing back my tapes at extremely low volume, but normal speed. I'm guessing it's a problem with my deck, since the peak level meter on my cassette player is not moving at all. This can work at standard speeds with % accuracy, and at any speed from /8 to 30 ips using an external clock generator. If required a cassette can be recorded at 30 IPS. Reproduction or Playback Head of the tape recorder is a 4-track 4-channel head to measure Level unevenness @ Hz. PLEASE NOTE.
I had the exact same problem with the exact same cassette player. I got mine from Urban Outfitters and returned it the next day. I'd say if you did pay the $40 like I did just to return it and check ebay or thift around a bit if you have the resources. It's not worth fixing, I promise.
Whether you place your orders online, call our customer service staff, or walk in our door, we express a big thank you thank you to all of you who come back again and again. Please continue to make us your source for cassette tapes, digital media, and audio services. I had the exact same problem with the exact same cassette player. I got mine from Urban Outfitters and returned it the next day. I'd say if you did pay the $40 like I did just to return it and check ebay or thift around a bit if you have the resources. It's not worth fixing, I promise.
Jul 27, · You want the most signal you can get on the tape without distorting. You can almost ignore the meters. Don't worry about the playback metering. If yours is a two head deck, try recording higher, try even "pinning" the meters with good tape only. With any tape, do tests with higher and higher record levels, and in playback find how high a level.
Jul 27, · You want the most signal you can get on the tape without distorting. You can almost ignore the meters. Don't worry about the playback metering. If yours is a two head deck, try recording higher, try even "pinning" the meters with good tape only. With any tape, do tests with higher and higher record levels, and in playback find how high a level. For a cassette, we can just take change and recycle cans and get a hundred couple bucks together. After a couple of years, the tapes started paying for themselves.” Eight years later, Burger Records, located in Fullerton, California, has put out more than vinyl albums and around cassettes, as well as numerous CDs and VHS tapes, making.
For a cassette, we can just take change and recycle cans and get a hundred couple bucks together. After a couple of years, the tapes started paying for themselves.” Eight years later, Burger Records, located in Fullerton, California, has put out more than vinyl albums and around cassettes, as well as numerous CDs and VHS tapes, making.
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