Grace Tape2USB Cassette Converter

Grace Tape2USB (Image courtesy Grace Digital Audio)
By Andrew Liszewski

Yeah, I know, it’s not the most drool-worthy of gadgets, but since I’ve been asked a couple of times over the past few months to convert a cassette tape to MP3s, I figure it would be of interest to a handful of our readers. The rest of you can just move on.

The Tape2USB converter is a pretty basic device that allows you to convert an old-timey audio cassette to a digital audio file, presumably WAV, which can then be transferred to your PC via a USB connection. From there you can use the included Audacity software to edit the audio files, or even convert them to MP3s. What I find particularly interesting is that the Tape2USB even looks like the type of cassette player you’d find in the late 80’s, with the large ‘ka-chunk’ playback buttons and even a rolling analog counter with a reset button. Classic! But at $129.99 from Grace Digital Audio, you’re probably better off just wiring an old Walkman directly into your PC.

[ Grace Tape2USB ] VIA [ Gear Live ]

3 thoughts on “Grace Tape2USB Cassette Converter”

  1. Better and cheap alternative-
    you require: freeware Audacity, casette player with audio jack, cable with both ends having male jacks.
    connect this cable to casette player and PC's mic port.
    play the casette and start recording in Audacity.
    export the recording as mp3.

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