ConcertinaChap wrote:Erm ... I'm confused. Yes, you need a computer, but then you don't need a cassette recorder, and from the fact that you're posting here I suspect you may already have a computer and even internet connectivity!
OK, try this. I have a lot of LPs which I am gradually digitising. To facilitate this I got a 2 in 2 out audio interface and connected it permanently to one of the sets (it has 2) of recording in/outs on my hi fi amplifier. I can then connect my laptop to it by one USB cable and record at a moment's notice straight off the radio or anything else that's connected to my amplifier. And as a bonus I've got my recording in the digital domain and not on a vulnerable cassette to join the untidy clutter of all the other cassettes.
Of course I rarely do this (apart from the LPs, of course) because it's much more convenient just to record on my main computer than either the laptop or the cassette recorder attached to the amplifier ...
PS it's been a long time since any of my cars had a cassette player. OTOH my current car can play MP3s off a memory stick.
Ok yes but. When my hi fi rig was setup (all fall down, another story, will get back to it one day) I had receiver, turntable and cassette machine all hooked up and could record LPs or radio as I wished. HAD I had a laptop at the time I would not have wanted it tied up for hours (proms say) in real time recording!
I have an old '97 Proton (1800 16 valves, goes like **** off a shovel) and I have just got my 2nd, post 70 license. Not sure I will honestly get one in another 3 years so the Proton will have to do. Very, very reliable.