I’ve had this one up my sleeve for a little while, so I think it’s about time I shared it with you. When I describe the Listening Project, I’ve come to anticipate the question, “Why cassette tapes?” and the inevitable follow ups, “Why not go digital?” and “How are you going to convert to digital?” I usually just reply that I have my ways and it isn’t that hard.
Now I have proof: Testing!
Behold! A little while ago I made a quick recording to test out the tape recorders when they arrived. As you can hear, I was a little over excited and started speaking too early (always wait at least five seconds), but you’d better believe that this digital recording was once (and actually, still is) on a cassette tape. You’ll also probably notice that I am the most interesting and loquacious person alive. You’re probably expecting me to say that I did this by magic… especially given my tendency to attribute most things to magic (see earlier posts). I aim to surprise, though, and I will tell you the secrets: (1) male-male audio cables, (2) a free Audacity download, and (3) Digital Bits.
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