Transferring tapes and records to computer or CD

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If you have vinyl or cassette recordings you may want to transfer them to your computer's music library, or to burn them to an audio CD. This is easily accomplished in Audacity.

Detailed instructions using the current version of Audacity can be found at Copying tapes, LPs or MiniDiscs to CD in the Manual.

It is strongly recommended that you use the current version of Audacity as above.

Ensure your cassette equipment is set up correctly

There are some issues specific to the Compact Cassette format, and addressing them can significantly improve the quality of recordings taken from cassettes.

See Recording from Cassette for details on head cleaning, azimuth correction, cassette faults and other issues.

Legacy instructions

If you need to use a legacy version of Audacity, see these legacy Frequently Asked Questions:

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