Top positive review
9 people found this helpful
on 14 January 2015
Excellent, especially for the very reasonable price. Comes with Audacity software (which is free to download on the internet), which is very comprehensive audio recording & editing software. With its complexity comes the need to pay attention to the settings, especially volume, in order to get a good mp3 recording from the tape, but this product comes with an excellent quick start sheet and a very good video for those who have not used Audacity before. Even comes with ear-bud phones, so you can listen to the tape directly.
NB For some reason, I've never got Audacity play-through to work, so can't monitor the input as it is recording; but you have to test recording first in order to set the volumes on the tape player and on Audacity correctly, so that isn't much of a problem. BUT I was tempted to leave the headphones plugged in while recording, so I could hear it: don't do this! It reduces the volume on one of the stereo inputs significantly.