So I have these old audio cassettes of my old band playing a gig and I want to transfer them into my computer. The problem is–I need to get hold of a good quality cassette player and I don’t want to buy one just for this project.
I could borrow or scrounge up some sort of player but I want to use a high-quality one. Anyone know if it’s possible to rent one of these nowadays? Anyone have any other idea how I could get a hold of one?
Now for the “fun” part:
One of these cassettes was a used tape at the time of the recording (note to self: :smack:!) and the tape recorder we used apparently had a dirty/faulty erase head. When we played it back it had the recording of our gig along with remnants of the previous recording bleeding through below. Really annoying.
It occurred to me that once I have it in the digital realm I might be able to do some sort of phase cancellation of the unwanted, bleed-through recording. I could play around and maybe figure it out, but I’ve never done this particular audio trick before. Anyone have any suggestions?
The unwanted audio is commercial recordings of common music so it won’t be a problem to get the source material in order to prepare the phase cancellation (or any other nifty trick you guys dream up .)
Oh yeah–any suggestions on pr preparing the cassettes for transfer (cleaning, etc.) would also be appreciated.
Thanks for your help!