No sound coming through when recording from hi fi tape to computer
I have sound maker value 5.1 not recording from tape to computer goes through process but when play back nothing copied no sound, trying to copy old tapes, to computer so can copy to cd. need comrehensive manual can you help.
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This is actually simple to do. Connect the line out on your tape player to the line in on your computer. Then download a free program, from the net called Audacity at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. The program is totally free and works great. Some recording studios use this program. In the middle of the main Window on Audacity set it to record from Line in. This is from the small drop down menu next to the little microphone icon. Then hit the record button on Audacity and play your tape. You can record each song individually or you can record the whole side of the tape at once and separate the tracks when you save them. You can even use this program to clean up the sound on your recordings. I have transferred many of my tapes and records to CD using this process. I hope I have been helpful and good luck
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Hi Cedric. I think you mean you have connected a tape deck to a computer and are attempting to record on the computer from tape using USB software? Does that mean the computer sees the tape deck as anUSBdevice? Does it have to be present in device manager, (I am assuming you use windows.) If this is the case is the tape deck listed in there with no exclamation mark next to it. If it is there and listed as functioning correctly, a visit to control panel/sound sources might be useful. Sometimes a user has to manually select an input source there for an externally connected device to work
<p>Record and recording the sounds through the computer sound
is a relatively simple procedure that only a free space on the hard disk, suitable
software and a short profile of TRS cable is required. Windows computers
usually come with an audio recording program, from the entertainment equipment a
program is found in the Start menu. <br />
<p>1. Turning off the computer speaker's audio jack of your
computer's sound card. <br />
<p>2. Attach the small RCA cable into the sound card speaker
output. <br />
<p>3. Connect the other end of the RCA small correction to the
microphone port on your sound card. <br />
<p>4. Start the Sound Recorder program from the Start menu.
Click the Record button. Tell your computer to the sound you want music or
video progress bar to take to indicate when the movie is ready to play. Click
the Record button, which will continue to record. <br />
<p>5. Click the File menu in the Sound Recorder program and
select "Save As". Enter a filename and click Save. <br />
find a tape player/recorder than has the capability to connect to a computer connect your tape player/recorder to your computer open windows explorer navigate to the tape player open it then select the files you want to copy to your computer right click select copy then navigate to the place where you want them saved or you can select the files hold the muse cursor on them drag them to the place you want to save them and drop them into it
hope this helps
It sounds like you may be confused on what the MIDI part actually does. MIDI records your performance, not your sound. Then you assign and play back the recorded performance to either a virtual instrument (in which case you should here sound from your computer) or to a real physical MIDI capable instrument (in which case you would here the sound coming from that real instrument instead of the computer).
The ends of the MIDI cables themselves are identical, not IN or OUT.
Check the recording buffer latency on your recording software. And so you know, you should max your ram out with that soundcard. or have everyone record there parts in as, 5 ins is alot for a machine to process, especially if youre recording to 1 track..brutal, and the final recording will be real muddy.
Check your audio settings to make sure that it's going to the right driver.
goto: start -> control panel -> sound and audio devices
out of the 5 tabs, you'll want to pay attention to 2 of them, these are the "audio" and "voice" tabs. Make sure that your speakers on are the external sound system's drivers and not your internal sound card. (Basically, make your sound playback the same as your sound recording)