not able to record properly from walkman

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p_rao

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hi i have a lenevo laptop. i also posses a sony walkman. i have some cassestes in which i have painstakingly recorded some favorite songs. i am now trying to record these songs on my laptop by playing the cassestes on the walkman. for this i have a stereo jack which i connect from the headphone slot of the walkman to the mic port of the laptop. i am using donar mp3 recorder software. after the song is recorded i find that the quality of the song recorded on laptop is miserable even though the song when played thru walkman is good to hear. i have changed the walkman/cassete and tried and also another software known as samplitude music studio which has mastering options (which i did not know to use) but i am not getting desired results. please advise me.
 

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The audio output of the walkman is too high for the mic input on the laptop. You should use a regular cassette deck from a stereo system. hook the line out to the mic in on the laptop. You might get away with having the volume on the walkman turned down real low.
 
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Even the Line Out from a cassette player may overload the Mic input.

The Mic input is probably expecting an electret type mivrophone, the stereo plug would use one of the connections for the low voltage DC for the mic.

It might be a problem unless you can get a USB sound card for the laptop, with a real Line In.
 
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