Found over at Egotrip is this Fact post on beat tapes:
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Last night was so awful, I wound up trying to clean out the cabinets in the family room; I simply couldn't bear to watch. Found about 50 cassette tapes (mostly classic R&R from the 60's and 70's). Any suggestion what I can do with them that does not involve my anatomy?
(Could ask the same about a boxful of 8 tracks I keep just because they worked in my first car, a 64 Olds Cutlass convertible)
For little dough you can get something like this to digitize your tapes:
interesting. I think I already have most of the casettes on CD and now digital; have to check!
I know I have a couple of LP's which I have in 8 track, cassette, CD, and digitially too. (Sgt Pepper; High Tide and Green Grasses (first Stones greatest hits) and Days of Future Past by Moody Blues).
Yeah, some of those things that are easy to get in newer formats are probably worth parting with, unless you like the artifact.
i have over 1,000 tapes. i used to convert some to disc on my main stereo which has a turntable, dual cassette, dual cd burner and receiver. pain in the rectum. i still have a few cassettes and several records i'd like to transfer, but have no plans to do so anytime soon...
 i have most of my tapes and vinyl on CD, but not all. somewhat similar situation with vhs tapes to dvd, though i don't have nearly the amount of digital videos. i've saved all the tapes and vhs tapes though. they're all packed away in boxes in closets, taking up a bunch of space...but i have no plans to throw them out, or sell them!
i have an amazing Ravi Shankar album on tape and LP. for some reason, it's never been released on CD. i can't even find digital versions online to download. weird. that's one record i'd really like to transfer to cd-r...
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