How to rip old home tapes?


Nowadays we live in the world of digital age that involves CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs and scores of audio and video formats to render multimedia data. But, for instance, before the mid 1980s the things went different concerning audio carriers – tapes reigned. Probably you have some tapes that you recorded by yourselves long time ago and want to digitize them. Soft4Boost Any Audio Record is what you need then. It is very easy to use and at the same time has quite enough features to get what you want. Follow the steps of the guide to see all the simplicity of the process.

Step 1: Download and install Soft4Boost Any Audio Record

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the S4BAnyAudioRecord.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Run Soft4Boost Any Audio Record and set the input device

Run the Soft4Boost Any Audio Record executable using the desktop shortcut or the Programs section of the Start menu. Then drop down the Input Device list and choose Line in or S/PDIF in of the sound card you connected a player to or USB-audio device.

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Step 3: Choose an output audio format and define its properties

Now decide which audio format the material of your tape is going to be rendered into and choose it in the Format section and click Next button.

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Step 4: Assign a directory for saving the output file

Press the Change button and specify a folder to store the ripped audio in and select folder.

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Step 5: Start the ripping

Make sure everything is OK with all the settings of Soft4Boost Any Audio Record one more time, then check whether a cassette is inserted into a deck of your tape recorder. Click the Start button of Soft4Boost Any Audio Record and start playback of the tape, to cancel the ripping click Stop

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