I hooked up an old Technics double cassette deck to my Scarlet audio interface and I’m transferring some old cassette tapes (80’s and 90’s) to digital, using REAPER.
This seems like a pretty straight forward job. Is there anything that I need to be aware of that might help me? Obviously the signal level shouldn’t be clipping, but is there anything else I should pay attention to?
Most of the transfers will simply be stereo tracks, so I’ll make 2 mono tracks and pan the 2 interface inputs in Reaper. Then once everything is recorded I’ll have to split the tracks into individual songs and render all of them separately to WAV files. I also have quite a few multi-track recordings that were made on one of those old 4 track cassette recorders. So I’ll transfer each of those tracks individually.
If I transfer one full cassette (let’s say approximately 20 songs), I’ll have all those songs in one continuous line on 1 or 2 tracks in reaper. Is there a quick and easy method of separating each track individually? I know it’s likely a very easy process but I just want to avoid taking the long route if I can help it.