Take audio recorders. These days, digital audio recorders are built in to every Mac (Garageband), iPhone, and iPad. Some look like a microphone with a few buttons. Others, take a far more antiquated approach. Here’s one you’ll like?
8 Track Or Cassette Tape?
Today’s generation know about records, but they call them CDs. Others know about cassette tapes but mistakenly refer to them as 8-tracks. If you were a member of the cassette tape generation, you’ll love TapeDeck.
As audio recording apps go, Apple’s Garageband on the Mac is actually quite good, very capable, not difficult to learn or use, and audio quality is excellent.
What Garageband lacks is the simplicity of the old fashioned cassette tape recorders of a generation or so ago. That was simplicity personified, and the genre is brought back to life in TapeDeck.
Think of an old fashioned cassette tape recorder, including the standard Rec, Play, Rew, FFwd, Stop, and Pause buttons, but with unlimited storage capability.
In fact, TapeDeck even looks like a cassette tape recorder from the previous century.
If TapeDeck looks familiar, then you’ll love the built-in simplicity and added capability.
TapeDeck records audio from whatever input you want on your Mac, and saves the recordings as compressed MP4-AAC or Apple Lossless audio files.
The audio quality is excellent, and TapeDeck can record hours of audio– perfect for classroom, meetings, or the lecture hall.
It’s also good to capture a new song, or a speech, or any sound that needs to be recorded and saved. The interface is drop dead simple and mimics cassette tape recorders from the 70s and 80s. And it even saves recordings in a stackable sidebar drawer.
If a modern digital audio recording app seems too pretentious and a bit overwhelming, TapeDeck is not.