Moving old tapes to hard disk using Audio Hijack

I’m getting ready to spend the weekend in Bellingham at the 25 year reunion (I couldn’t possibly be that old, could I?) of the band I played in during the early ’80s, Eddie & The Atlantics. Last night while rummaging through old band stuff I came across the first demo tape we did and the … Continue reading “Moving old tapes to hard disk using Audio Hijack”

I’m getting ready to spend the weekend in Bellingham at the 25 year reunion (I couldn’t possibly be that old, could I?) of the band I played in during the early ’80s, Eddie & The Atlantics.

Last night while rummaging through old band stuff I came across the first demo tape we did and the recording of our wild first birthday gig at the Rainbow Tavern (our home in Seattle), and I decided that I’d try to get them on my computer.

I dug up a cord to connect the RCA output jacks on my tape deck to the line-in mini-phone plug on my Mac, downloaded the excellent Audio Hijack application from Rogue Amoeba, used their LineIn app to get the line input into the audio subsystem, and I was off to the races!

I stayed up much too late working my way nostalgically through both tapes, and now have them safely ensconced in iTunes, where I can burn them to CDs for my old bandmates.

That oughta impress them.

Audio Hijack is a great small app and a great value for only $16.

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