Hello. I am new to the forum and new to tape recording, too. In fact, I just purchased a Portastudio 414 MK II and am waiting for it to arrive. I will mostly fiddle around with it to make demos on its own, but once I have the basics figured out I want to know how best to connect this to my computer. I use an Apogee Duet as an interface through Garage Band (I know there are far better DAWs out there, but I am still very green when it comes to recording and Garage Band has worked ok for the basic needs I've had so far). So, my questions are: - What is the best sort of cable that would connect the 414's outputs to the 1/4 inch jack on the Duet? I believe the outputs on the recorder are balanced RCA jacks, so I am assuming I just need a basic converter cable. Is that correct? - Is the above question the wrong way to go about it? Is there a better way to send a signal from the 414 to a device like the Duet? - In the event I wanted to connect the 414 directly to a computer, are there cables that would do so through a mini jack or USB? - I am so new to this I don't even know if there is any particular cassette tape that works best with a 414. Is there any "standard" tape I should look for? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thank you.