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Poor Quality but works.
on 3 June 2014
I was in a band in the early 80's and we borrowed a 4-track to put our songs on tape. The band was not serious and we recorded just 11 of our own songs. I still don't think they were truly awful but not professional at all. The 4-track was capable of making us sound a little better than we were. Last month I found a box of my old stuff from school and also a tape of the 11 songs that we mixed on the 4-track recorder. These days no radio or ghettoblaster has a cassette tape function but also I wanted to convert the songs to MP3 to my computer to keep them - and also with the technology these days to see if I could enhance them or even add stuff to them to make them sound more rounded.
So, first off, comes the conversion to MP3 and the review.
This thing is very poorly made and cheap. On mine the "play" button does not Work properly and you have to hold it down during the entire time of the conversion. So, if you have a 30-minute cassette tape, you have to hold the "play" button Down the entire time.
The reason for my pre-amble about my youth and band is because I bought this thing to convert just 11 short songs so the machine can cope with that. And with mine I can put up with holding the "on" button Down for each of those songs.
The final converted quailty is pretty good. so no quibbles there.
And the set up is simple - plug it in and off you go.
But should you have a substantial collection of cassette recordings that you want converted, I suggest you look for something of a better quality as thing looks as though it might pack in after a few tapes.