Going Back In Time With Old Tapes

Going Back In Time With Old Tapes

March 03, 2020

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Technology has changed the world in many different ways. One of the biggest ways is how we listen to and consume audio. Many of us listen to music on stream apps and platforms, right on our iPhones and computers. This is a far cry from even a few decades ago.


Over time, there have been several audio formats that have come and gone. If you were born in the 80s or 90s, or even before, you likely remember listening to music on cassettes. Unfortunately, most of us no longer have ways to play these tapes.


Not only that, but the tapes themselves likely have some damage and are on their last legs. This means you could potentially lose all of your old favorites. Of course, you can’t just let that happen. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to go back in time and enjoy your old tapes.


Without any further ado, let’s look at some tips to help you go back in time and enjoy your old tapes.

Buy A Cassette Player


One of the best ways to get some extra life out of those old tapes is to go out and buy a cassette player. They can be found online in many places, and local thrift or pawn shops might have them in stock as well. Because the technology is quite dated and most people don’t still listen to tapes, these can generally be found affordably.

However, this still doesn’t solve the issue of the tapes themselves being damaged or getting old. Many of these old tapes, or the players that are responsible for playing the music, might no longer work together. Also, listening to cassettes on the go may prove difficult as well, unless you buy a portable device.

Record the Tapes Into Your Computer Yourself

Next, you may decide to digitize the tapes so you can listen to them easier and more consistently. This is often done by recording the tapes to your computer. To do this, you need to connect a tape player to the audio/microphone port, and then record the audio coming in through that port.


While this can work, it can be a little difficult to do for the average person. Not only that, but you often need to purchase a number of different peripheries such as a player, cables and a computer. You may even need adapters in some cases. This can certainly be done, but can also be quite stressful to deal with.

Enlist the Help of a Company That Specializes in Digitizing Cassettes

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If you want a simple, quick, easy and affordable way to enjoy your tapes digitally without the hassle, it is a good idea to utilize the services of a company who can digitize these cassettes for you. Using state of the art equipment and experts in the field, they will ensure the digitization process is smooth and effective.


They can copy the audio to CDs, to USBs and can make it incredibly easy to share your audio, as well. Learn here about all that these companies can do and how they can benefit you. Many can also digitize several other types of audio from vinyl to reel-to-reel. 


In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you go back in time with your old tapes. You no longer need to worry about losing your old cassettes or the music that you used to love.


Guest Article by: Ashley Lipman

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