Haven't been here for a long time. All told, I've been a bit of a techno-holdout.
I have two general options to consider:
I'm wanting a device that can archive audio tape to MP3 files or maybe a CDR.
I have seen a device about the size of a Sony Walkman that can hook into a computer via USB and make the files, but these are inexpensively priced ($50USD or lower) so I don't know how good the sound quality is.
There is a rather expensive device from TEAC ($400 USD) that can record to CD from tapes all in one unit.
Are their options between these extremes?
Also, while i **don't** advocate illegal copying, I do have some unique things (semi-classical music tapes made by a very generous musician/university professor - now since dead) that I would to transfer to another medium to keep them accessible to me.
I'm not a musician myself. I was just in 2 general education classes he taught.
Anyway, I guess it's probably time for me to move from tape/disc/file to at least disc/file.
I don't want to deal with a music server or anything pretaining to "cloud services" for right now. I don't have much bandwidth either, and can't change that for right now.
I have also found out that the Audacity software might be worth a try. It would let me export the files to .wav format (I prefer this format) so I could burn them to CD too. A brief search of the forum indicated that some forum users liked it. Are there any pitfalls/quirks that I should look out for if I decide to use it? Any useful "hacks?"
I have also been looking the Audacity online manual!!!