Summary: I spent several hours trying to copy a tape to my HD using the software that came with this unit. It was a NIGHTMARE! I purchase other converter instead. The TaoTronics converter is great help converting tape to MP3. It’s easy to use. The software can be installed in just a few seconds. Simply plug the Cassette Player and press play and it will start recording instantly.
Summary: I have a large collection of Old Time Radio programs on cassette tape that I wanted to convert to digital format. After a little internet searching I found this item on Walmart's site. I was a little put off by how expensive that it would cost, but I have such a large collection that I figured it would be worth the cost. It has met all my expectations so far.
Summary: Well this Ion Tape 2 PC Dual Cassette Deck is a powerful addition to any home audio system. There are three functions available: Tape to Tape dubbing, PC to Cassette and Cassette to PC. I downloaded the software no problem. I tested out the transfer of cassette tape to PC MP3 file or ITunes file. I had to download ITunes. The only problem I ran into was no sound on playback.
Summary: Being in the music business for the last 30 years I've accumulated tons of cassettes of recording sessions and albums I've played on. Also some precious family memories that are just priceless. Great to finally have an easy practical way to digitize these and preserve them. This deck looks just like decks from "the cassette era" ... so the controls are familiar. Easy connect to my laptop - I use Audacity but the included software is a breeze to use.
Summary: After reading some of the reviews here, I decided to take the jump and try it out. I'm so gald I did! Transferring the cassette to MP3 is very easy and the quality is great! The one issue I have is that the software requires you to transfer the files to iTunes first. There is a work-around using Audacity, but it's not in the manual. You won't be dissapointed with this product!