Copying tape to tape?

All discussions about the Atari 8bit range of machines.

Moderators: Mug UK, Silver Surfer, Moderator Team

Post Reply
Mulbin
Atarian
Atarian
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:10 pm

Copying tape to tape?

Post by Mulbin »

I've been searching online for a guide but not turned up much. Mostly there seems to be info on copying tapes to disk, but what I was hoping to do is backup tapes to audio files, then use those backups to record new copies of the tape. I seem to recall years ago, with my old amstrad, I used to backup my tapes on a twin tapedeck Hi-Fi... but obviously that causes some degredation with each backup.

Any tutorials/software out there for preserving the tape recordings in this way?
Skarg
Atarian
Atarian
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:56 am

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by Skarg »

If you want to do it the old-school way, you could use Boot Tape Back-Up Plus, a cassette-based software for backing up boot tapes.

As the old ads in Analog magazine read:
Atari owners,
are you backed up?

At last, an inexpensive and easy way to mal<e back-up copies
of your boot tape software. Even simple tape stretctiing from
normal use can suddenly make a program no longer load.
BOOT TAPE BACK-UP is a utility program ttiat will generate a
copy of your autoboot macfiine language programs to
provide you witti an identical copy to store away for safe
keeping.

Professionals make a back-up copy of everyttiing. At minimal
cost, you can now protect your large investment in software
the same way. BOOT TAPE BACK-UP is simple to use and will
pay for itself many times over. Don't put your precious
programs at risk!
I happen to even have an original copy of such a cassette, though I don't seem to have a 410 recorder any more, nor the manual for it, that I've seen recently.
User avatar
Marsupilami
Atari User
Atari User
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Contact:

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by Marsupilami »

This topic is a 1 year old but try this tutorial :
https://atarinside.dyndns.org/blog/inde ... -wav-file/
https://www.atarinside.com :
Atari 800XL in Europe France/Italy/Benelux/Deutschland/UK White & Silver plastic boxes
Dumps, Videos, Books, reference list / High resolution pictures of the Atari 800 XL motherboards
Atari 800XL French press Review
Image
User avatar
Marsupilami
Atari User
Atari User
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Contact:

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by Marsupilami »

Just an update because i can't edit the previous post, the URL is now this one : https://www.atarinside.com/blog/index.p ... -wav-file/
https://www.atarinside.com :
Atari 800XL in Europe France/Italy/Benelux/Deutschland/UK White & Silver plastic boxes
Dumps, Videos, Books, reference list / High resolution pictures of the Atari 800 XL motherboards
Atari 800XL French press Review
Image
User avatar
Marsupilami
Atari User
Atari User
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Contact:

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by Marsupilami »

Marsupilami wrote: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:47 pm This topic is a 1 year old but try this tutorial :
https:///www.atarinside.com/blog/index.php/tutorial-how-to-dump-an-old-atari-cassettetape-to-a-cas-or-wav-file/
https://www.atarinside.com :
Atari 800XL in Europe France/Italy/Benelux/Deutschland/UK White & Silver plastic boxes
Dumps, Videos, Books, reference list / High resolution pictures of the Atari 800 XL motherboards
Atari 800XL French press Review
Image
spiny
Disk Imager Supreme
Disk Imager Supreme
Posts: 2718
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:53 pm
Location: just outside bristol
Contact:

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by spiny »

If you have a device that can play the tapes, just send the audio to the line in on your pc and use one of the many apps out there to record it as wav.

Then you have a 'master' of the recording, so the next step is eiter to:

play the wav into something that can record to taper

or, what I do for mys Spectrum 48k

just play the recording directly into the computer and 'load' it that way.
User avatar
Marcer
Atarilegend
Atarilegend
Posts: 4450
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:21 pm
Location: sweden

Re: Copying tape to tape?

Post by Marcer »

i bought a usb tape player. sampled down my tapes in this case c64 tapes. saved as wav. then i found some tools which found and converted those into emu files :)
- Atari ST/FM/E - Mega sTe - Portfolio - Falcon 030 FX 3 in 1 -- Atari 7800/Lynx/Jaguar -
- FTP... Ask for info
- Atari Legend (Games all-a-round)
- Paradize (Chip Music)
- Elite (Atari Softs)
- The Legion (Demos)
- Alive Maggie Team
_/|\_YM-RockerZ_/|\_
Post Reply

Return to “The Atari 8bit corner”