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Are you looking at some old boxes full of cassettes which are stored in the attic, closet or in the basement, collecting dust? Have you even forgotten about these old cassette tapes of your favorite music? Is your wife telling you to get rid of these boxes? Is she hinting she will throw them away or sell them at a garage or rummage sale if you don’t do something with them? Are you like me? I answered these questions after storing many cassettes in boxes that were getting in the way or just taking up space. I found a wonderful solution. This article shares what I found—record cassette to CD.

As I was searching on the internet I was looking for something that could record my cassettes to a CD. At the same time I remembered that I also have a collection of old vinyl records gathering dust and taking up space. My aim was to find something that could record both formats.

I continued my search and found a CD recording unit that formats both vinyl and cassettes and burns them to a CD. I was intrigued with this and did some more research on the unit. I wanted to know if the unit could record and format to CD my 45’s and albums. I was thrilled there was a possibility of recording my favorite tunes from various outdated formats to a CD. So, I didn’t throw away my old vinyl records and cassettes just yet. You can save these old tapes and records and restore them back to life by using 21st century technology.

I was able to find a multi music player CD recorder that does format old vinyl and cassettes to CD.

Accessories Required

When the unit came into my home I discovered that some additional accessories were required before starting to burn my first CD. They are listed as follows:

  • Most of these multi music player CD recorders use CD-R or CD-RW blank CDs to format music. These CDs allow recording up to a maximum of 80 minutes per CD. The words “music” must be stamped somewhere on the blank CD. Otherwise, it will not work. Some stores may not carry music CDs. You will have to look around for them.
  • Jewel cases to protect the CDs after being recorded. These cases protect your CD from scratches, dust, and fingerprints.
  • Extra needles for recording the vinyl records and albums.
  • A cassette player that has axillary output jacks with left and right. I discovered that any cassette player would work if it had two speaker outputs. Axillary jacks do not work unless they state specifically they are output jacks. Normally axillary jacks are for input only. Look closely to ensure they say “output”.


Here are some features you need to look for when searching for the optimal CD recorder:

  • Be sure the unit allows you the option to record in tracks.
  • Allows the user to “finalize” the CD after recording is finished. This allows the recorded CD to play in CD players.
  • Formats music for 45’s, 78’s and albums and has axillary input jacks for using external sources.
  • Once you have an axillary unit with the proper jacks, you should be ready to start recording from the source player to the recording unit.

At the time of writing this article, I have recorded over 1,000 of my cassettes and old vinyl records to CDs. Even my wife likes to listen to them.


Recording cassettes to CD should prevent you from having to toss away your old cassettes and vinyl records. You won’t have to tell your wife Yah! Yah! Yah! When she says; “I need space and want to toss out your boxes of old cassettes and records.” They can be saved. All you need is the time to record them to CDs. You will be glad you did.

Happy recording!

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