Recording audio from my stereo to my PowerBook

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Okay, just got my new iPod, and here's what I want to do. I want to be able to record talk radio shows, like NPR's morning edition, Rush and Hannity, etc... on my stereo to cassette tape. Then using the headphone out port, connect using Radio Shack's stereo audio cable to my PowerBook's audio in jack. I then want to record the audio using some kind of software interface to mp3 or aac in order to listen to the program on my iPod at a later time. Possible?

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    regreg Posts: 832member
    Yes you can. For freeware try Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ .

    For shareware or commercial apps the best place to check is versiontracker http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/cat/audio .



    reg
  • Reply 2 of 3
    danmacmandanmacman Posts: 773member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by reg

    Yes you can. For freeware try Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ .

    For shareware or commercial apps the best place to check is versiontracker http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/cat/audio .



    reg




    Thanks for the heads up. I actually just stumbled upon Audacity before checking for replies here. Go ahead and lock this thread up mods.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,546member
    I do this with AudioCorder. It has a nice scheduler so that I can connect the computer directly to the radio and record the desired program. This is nicer than tape for several reasons. I don't worry about the length of the recording as the hard drive has enough space to record for hours and hours. I can also adjust the recording rate depending on what I record. Recording at mono, 22kHz takes less file space than stereo, 44kHz. Finally, when finished recording I can drop this into iTunes and change it to an AAC or MP3.
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