Yep, you read correctly. Cassettes were the thing , the new fad if you will, back in the day. You would see people carry their cassette tapes with pride. But, all good things must come to an end. So, now that we are past the 80s , how long can those little rectangles full of musical gold last?
Great question! When properly cared for, your audio cassette tapes have a lifespan of 30 years. However, many factors can shorten that lifespan considerably.
I think for spoken audio that 48 kbps mono is good enough. You'll be surprised how quickly you can convert cassettes. I've gone through hundreds. Wake up, start a cassette. Get home from work, next cassette. Mid evening, another cassette, heading for bed, another one, get up for a glass of water during the night It's not as good as recording at high speed, but you'll get there in the end, and you don't have to worry about losing quality as Shepd mentioned.
Oh, finally, the most important thing when recording is to check your recording levels. You REALLY don't want clipping in your audio tracks, it's better to use software to normalise the files to a higher volume than have to reduce it. I've got the Plusdeck 2, and it is indeed set-and-forget: I have it at work and can easily convert a 6 tape audio book in a day. Helena Watson Getty Images. Ten Collector's Edition. Shop Now. In , cassette sales in the U. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Audio. Instruments just sound better in analog form. Tapes off tremendous portability and to me, are mechanically beautiful. All the different types and formulations are fun to nerd out to if you are into that kind of stuff. I have always placed cassettes over cd vinyl mp3 and other format. Not because of its portability durability or cheapness.
Mainly due to the soft sound quality. While in digital sound frequency plays the vital role n generally of high frequency. Wavelength is neglible which have a very strong effect in human ear.
Even digital video lacks detail. Its only the two extremes and nothing between it. Interesting read Lisa, and I heartily agree. Vinyl is king, but cassettes are fun too. So, it made sense to have a good cassette deck, and a cassette collection. They had their place for home recording and indie bands, but the commercial releases seem even more pointless now. No thanks. Cassettes, are analog music sources, just like our amazing vinyl records, that is why many people still love them, they sound more genuine , and often better than a CD, if the cassette deck is well maintained , high quality, and the cassette itself , is good.
Surprised that she missed this common reason why cassettes matter.Aug 06, · One can explain the recent boom in vinyl record sales in terms that make sense to an audiophile: A vinyl record often sounds more nuanced than .