Free Windows XP Recording Software?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by kmdavidson, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    A friend of mine would like to transfer his old cassette tapes into his computer. Unfortunately, since I'm a mac user, I'm not too familiar with any PC recording software. Pro Tools Free won't run on Windows XP. Any recommendations? Thanks.
     
  2. Robertibi1

    Robertibi1 Guest

    You didn't say what soundcard your friend has but I did just that on my old computer with a SoundBlaster. Just use an adapter from the headphone out on the boombox or stereo outs from the hi-fi system and plug that output source into the 'soundcard' stereo input. My SoundBlaster came with 'recording' software. The quality of the result will depend on the soundcard hardware.

    Hope this helps or a least gets him started,
    Robert
     
  3. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    I'm not sure what soundcard he has. It is whatever soundcard comes with the new HPs. But i'm more concerned with finding some decent recording software (like Pro Tools Free)
     
  4. Roly

    Roly Guest

    Toss 98SE on another partition and get PT free?
    Happy Hollidays
     
  5. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    Thanks for the quick replies, guys. So is it safe to assume that there is no decent free software for Windows XP (partitioning is unfortunately not an option in this case)?
     
  6. laptoppop

    laptoppop Guest

    Seriously, for just transferring stereo tracks, the built in Windows sound recorder would work fine.

    -lee-
     
  7. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Lee, I haven't played with that since XP, have they removed the 60 second time limit? Might make some pretty short songs otherwise... Steve
     
  8. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Try goldwave
    http://www.goldwave.com/

    Its not free, but only has a nag screen I believe if you dont buy it.

    Or there is Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    it's free, comes with source code, and runs on various platforms.
     
  9. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    thanks, i'll give those a try.

    -ken
     
  10. bgober

    bgober Guest

    last time i looked musicmatch had a feature for using soundcard inputs to create mp3's from an analog source. there was free or cheap version at one time. Musicmatch
     

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