That's all fine, and back in the mists of time when my DAT machine was working that's exactly what I did. The issue now is how to get my old four track masters dumped onto a laptop in one go so I can play with the tracks independently without spending hours nudging stereo pairs back and forth until they line up.mosespa wrote:I've always found that a simple stereo cable with RCA plugs at one end and an 1/8" plug at the other end works just fine. Simply connect the four track to the line input on the computer and mix just like you would to any other format.Norbert Wilkins wrote:An aside: Can anyone recommend a decent, cheap USB 2 or Firewire audio I/O box that offers at least four inputs? I want to get some of my old four-track cassette recordings dumped onto a mate's laptop for cleaning and polishing. My Fostex X-15 is horrendously hissy and not my favourite home studio friend.
Edirol do a USB mixer (the M100FX) that allows external effects sends. Although I already have a pretty good mixer this might be a good way to go. 200 quid though. All I really need is a full duplex multichannel in/out box that will plug into a laptop.