At 12:20 PM 8/13/08, John S wrote:
>Anyway, your thoughts on a good USB interface,
Don't need one, IMHO. Plug it into the line-in of the sound card or
sound inputs of the on-board sound provisions.
>a good and inexpensive pair of monitors,
No such animal, IMHO. I have yet to hear one set of Guitar Center
grade "monitors" I like.
I like AKG, but that's me. I've had some fairly good results with
the small in-ear type headphones.
>and on suitable software would be most appreciated.
For me, it is Sound Forge. I bought Version 6 (current is version 9)
and am still running it. Perfectly adequate for transfer duty, which
is what I've used it for. If you are looking to do 16bit/44.1KHz
transfers of your cassettes and other tapes, this will be fine. If
your goal is just to do as clean a transfer as possible warts and all
(that would be my goal), just make copies with Sound Forge and don't
worry about plug-ins.
Sound Forge is very easy to work with. If they ever come out with a
version that runs under LINUX, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
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