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Tapes Wanted

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Like the BBC who recently had a tape amnesty we too are on the lookout for listener recordings. Be it Dave Fanning sessions or interviews, BP Fallon Orchestras, Mark Cagney Nighttrains, Pat Kenny Record Cabinets we’d love to hear from you. Of particular interest are those lost bands that that the internet has no record of. Many of these acts can be already found on this site but our work is not yet done. If you have tapes in the attic now might be a good time to dig them out, give them a listen, and even better convert them to a digital form and send us a copy so that we can share with like minded souls. The device shown above from ALDI is an inexpensive option for those who no longer have a tape deck. If you still have your good deck all you need is a cheap cable to connect it to a computer where a free application like Audacity can record and convert to MP3. There are many articles that explain how to do this and we will gladly help in any way we can.

We should probably clarify that we use a Yamaha deck into a Sony PCM-M10 for converting our recordings. An inexpensive setup but one which offers a very good return. Just don’t forget to have the cleaning alcohol and some cotton buds to hand.