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Chapter 9. Digital HubbubMusic, Movies, ... > Recording LPs and Cassettes on Your ...

Recording LPs and Cassettes on Your Mac

If, like me, you've trod this planet long enough to know what an LP is—and actually have a few in your possession—you've likely been struck by how inconvenient these vinyl discs are compared with CDs. To begin with, they play for only about 18 minutes, and then you have to turn the dratted things over to hear the other side. And, of course, there's the disturbing knowledge that each time you play one of your precious records, the turntable's needle scratches away another tiny layer of its life.

Tape cassettes are little better. Over time, tape stretches and eventually breaks, ruining your precious bootleg copy of the Dead playing a seemingly endless rendition of “Puddin' Head Jones” at Winterland in 1973.


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