How to convert tapes & records to CD by recordable device

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A CD is easier to play than a cassette tape or vinyl record because it has no moving parts, and CD players are in almost everyone's home and car. Converting a cassette tape or vinyl record to a CD also ensures the longevity of the original recording because the CDs audio is digital and does not decay over time. A LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device can be used to convert a tape or record to a CD without the need of a computer or any software programs. The process is easy to understand and will let you convert as many tapes and records to CD as you want.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device
  • Blank recordable CD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device. Press the "Disc eject" button to open the disc tray. Put a blank recordable CD onto the tray. Close the tray.

  2. 2

    Press the "Eject" button on the cassette control panel to open the cassette tray. Insert a cassette tape with side one facing out into the cassette tray. Close the cassette tray.

  3. 3

    Press the "Play" button on the cassette control panel. Press the "Record" button on the CD control panel. Press the "Pause" button on the CD control panel when side one of the cassette tape has finished playing.

  4. 4

    Press the "Eject" button on the cassette control panel to open the cassette tray. Take out the cassette tape and turn it over. Insert the cassette tape with side two facing out into the cassette tray. Close the cassette tray.

  5. 5

    Press the "Play" button on the cassette control panel. Press the "Pause" button on the CD control panel to continue recording the cassette tape. Press the "Stop" button on the CD control panel when side two of the cassette tape has finished playing. Eject the CD that has been converted from a cassette tape using the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device. Eject the cassette tape and put it away. Turn off the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device.

  1. 1

    Turn on the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device. Press the "Disc eject" button to open the disc tray. Put a blank recordable CD onto the tray. Close the tray.

  2. 2

    Put a vinyl record onto the turntable with side one facing up. Put the tone arm down at the beginning of the vinyl record. Press the "Record" button on the CD control panel. Press the "Pause" button on the CD control panel when side one of the vinyl record has finished playing.

  3. 3

    Remove the tone arm and put it back on the tone arm rest. Pick up the vinyl record and turn it over. Put it back down on the turntable with side two facing up.

  4. 4

    Put the tone arm back onto the beginning of the vinyl record. Press the "Pause" button on the CD control panel to continue recording the vinyl record.

  5. 5

    Press the "Stop" button on the CD control panel when side two of the vinyl record has finished playing. Eject the CD that has been converted from a vinyl record using the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device. Turn off the LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device. Remove the vinyl record from the turntable and put it away.

Tips and warnings

  • A LP/Cassette-to-CD recordable device can be rented from an audio store or home theatre speciality shop.
  • Do not use no-name cheap blank recordable CDs. They are prone to failure after a few years and will not play.

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