digitaka Posted December 29, 2009 Report Share Posted December 29, 2009 I have lots of MD discs with my own recordings (mic/line input) done with my Sony MZ-NF810 Net-MD recorder and (like so many others) would like to have them transferred to my computer. I know the usual answer to my dilemma is to re-record audio on the computer from the MD player's line out (in real time), but life's too short for that (besides, what's the point with a digital recorder if my recordings have to go through yet another A/D and D/A stage? I might as well have used an analog cassette recorder then). I'm hoping there's a solution, but I need help in clearing up all the confusion: 1) I've heard that there's a specific version of the Sonic Stage software (version 3.4?) that will allow me to "upload" any recording done with the mic or line input. Is this correct, and will I then be able to transfer my recordings as files, digitally, via the USB port on my MZ-NF810? 2) Having read through several postings in this forum it seems that digital file transfers from an MD recorder to a computer only works with a Sony Hi-MD device, not just any MD recorder. If this is correct, can I transfer the contents of my MD discs using a Sony MZ-RH1? Could I also use any other Hi-MD unit for this? (it'll only be used in order to transfer my previous recorded MD discs, so I don't want to spend money unnecessarily). 3) To complicate things even further I'm using a Mac, not a PC running Windows, which of course rules out Sonic Stage. I can of course borrow a PC from someone in order to complete this task, but it would be easier if Mac compatible software could be used. I know that the Sony MZ-RH1 comes with Mac software, but I suppose it only works for that particular model? I've also heard that there's some open-source software out there, but I'm not sure if any of it will help me with my transfer issue. Can someone please help me clear up the confusion and hopefully help me find a way to easily transfer all my MD recordings over to a computer, preserving the quality and doing it quickly (doing real-time recordings of my MD player would probably take months to do). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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