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Anybody help me get music off a 24 track tape to cd

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:18 pm
by N.D.B 2007
HI ! I have a 24 track tape my old band made in 1985 ,i would like to get it on cd ... does anybody know where i can get it done ...Thanks TOMMY

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:37 pm
by jw123
You will need to find a studio that still has a 24 track machine, mix it and master it. Just start calling some studios in your area. Once you call a couple someone will probably know a studio that may still have one. Good Luck.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:59 pm
by Franny
If you have the 24 track console, all you need is a converter cable to send it to USB>recording program>burner...done.

Yes they (recording studio) charge a fortune for something so simple.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:39 pm
by N.D.B 2007
YEAH ...i called blue meenie studio .they said we have fairly new equipment so , we might have to bake it , so they don't recomend it cause we think the tape is to old,,,,, But i was talking to a producer i was working with ...he says to me there full of $$$ . cause the tape from 1985 will be fine to transfer...he said the same find someone with the machine..i'll check to see who's out there with equipment to transfer it .... THANKS GUYS TOMMY

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:37 pm
by Paleopete
Vinyl to CD

The simplest is to get a converter cable with separate RCA jacks to a 1/8" stereo jack and plug that from a turntable into the Line In of a computer's sound card. Then record it with Windows' sound recorder, save as a WAV file (very large filesize) and burn that to CD.

I'd have to do some looking, but there are ways to make it as one recording then split into separate songs, or you can record each song individually. I think the main problem with that would be getting them in the correct order, since no matter what you do Windows will put them in alphabetical order. That's why MP3 files are usually named 01_song_name.mp3 and so forth, so they can keep the songs in the same order as on the original album.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:50 pm
by Koolin82
You can download one of the free audio editing programs like Audacity. It will give you a lot more control over the recording of the songs and burning of the CD.

Also if you have an older turntable like mine you will need to use some kind of preamp between the player and the input to the computer.

If you don't want to mess with all this they make all-in-one record to CD recorders.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:59 pm
by N.D.B 2007
I need some place with a 24 track deck and a board..to bring these tracks up .. and put the 4 songs on CD ..amd put it on a file .. the tape is from 1985 ...so it's a little old .A studio told me need to bake it and maybe they'll get 1 run out of it...somebody else to me ? there full of sh*t the tape is not that old , and can be transfered to cd with no problem ...i'm in bayonne ..so i was asking people if they knew somewhere i could bring it to get done...... peace tommy

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:13 am
by Wayne plays bass
Tommy, it ain't the age, it's the mileage. If you haven't taken care of that tape (out of sunlight, correct humidity, etc) it probably does need some cookin'. The reason it costs so much is those old tape machines are super expensive and require a lot of costly maintenance. And, if you don't do it soon, that old tape will disintegrate. Sad but true. Unless it's something really special, try to rerecord it on modern media. Otherwise search the internet for studios with 24 track machines. Good luck.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:30 am
by fisherman bob
Wayne Train, how on earth do you respond to a post from December 2007? Do you think he's still on this subject over three years later? I never could figure out how people dredge up these ancient posts...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:26 am
by Mike Nobody
That tape is already toast by now.