A Digital Solution for All Those Old Cassettes

In my basement are racks of old cassettes:  first indie releases from bands that went on to bigger things; bootlegs; recordings made off the radio; cherished mixtapes; and assorted pre-recorded tapes that never made it to CD.  

I haven’t played them for years.  I do have a cassette machine set up in my studio, but I can’t be arsed to do the real-time digitization.

But if you have the time, you no longer need a studio.  The Cassette Tape Converter plugs directly into the USB port on your computer and allows you to transfer those cassettes to MP3 with ease.  Yes, you still have to do everything in real time, but at least you’ll save these recording from disappearing in wisps of oxide dust.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A Digital Solution for All Those Old Cassettes

  • March 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Can't wait to get one of these. I also have lots of tapes. I still buy cassettes when I go to second-hand shops and I find an album I like. My last vehicle had a tape deck– I've never stopped listening to tapes. I wish I still had my copy of the Barenaked Ladies yellow tape.

  • March 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I have some old mixed tapes that my friends and I used to make for each other, been meaning to either get them digitized, or simply create the same playlists via MP3s online


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