Bring Your Albums and Audio Cassettes
Into The Digital Age by Converting to MP3
This site was conceived in loneliness — loneliness for music I haven’t been able to listen to in years. Not because it’s not popular anymore, but because the record turntables and cassette players I’ve used are as worn out as the music on the records and audio cassettes themselves. I decided that I would embark on converting to MP3 rescue mission and bring my old LPs, 45 RPMs and audio cassettes into the digital music age.
That way, I would not only be preserving the music I loved for future airplay without wearing it out, I would in addition being able to enjoy them anywhere that I can take a portable CD or MP3 player. It used to be that your only recourse for converting to MP3 was to pay a professional studio engineer big bucks to do the converting for you. But happily, technology has put the ability to become a music converter to MP3 into everyone’s hands.
The basic ingredients are hardware in the form of an audio cassette converter or USB record turntable, and Mac-and-Windows-friendly, easy-to-understand audio editing software that you can download for free right now.
Converting to MP3 is neither terribly complicated nor terribly expensive. And if you’ve been wondering, it’s terribly legal as long as it’s for personal use and you don’t sell or give away the records or cassettes you’ve recorded from. If the thought of literally throwing your albums and cassettes away upsets you, remember that when you’re converting to MP3, it’s the music and its memories that you’re trying to preserve, not the vehicles that delivered it.
Hopefully this site will give you the products and information you’ll need to get your vinyl/audio cassette converting to MP3 project off to the best possible start!