If your cassette tapes have been relegated to a corner of your house to collect dust and you are lamenting having squandered all that money on a format you no longer use, Alesis, manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, may have a solution. The company is introducing the TapeLink USB, “a digital-archiving cassette tape deck” that enables users to transfer music from cassettes to a computer for storing, burning, or ripping to an iPod.
The release says that the TapeLink USB is a dubbing and playback dual-cassette deck that connects to a computer via USB and uses a CD quality, 44.1 kHz audio output to capture tape recordings for digital archiving. The TapeLink USB comes with a software suite containing three applications. The EZ Tape converter facilitates transfer to a computer, Audacity editing-software enables editing of files, and BIAS SoundSoap SE removes tape hiss and other unwanted noise.
The release says that the TapeLink USB is available now and has an MSRP of $299.99 and an estimated street price of $199.99.
For more information, visit www.alesis.com.