If you need to borrow a flash drive, talk to us at the circulation desk!
Handle record along edges and center - try not to touch the section with the grooves
The red light on the turntable near USB port will flash to indicate that the file is recording onto the flash drive
This will record silence until you start playing the record in the next step
The file will be saved on the flash drive to a folder called "Audio"
The needle is automatic and will raise and lower once the turntable starts moving
Whatever is playing will begin to record on the flash drive - skips, scratches, dust, and all
Wait until light stops flashing before removing flash drive
Turn off power on all devices you turned on before locking cabinet and returning key/headphones to the circulation desk
Fast forward or rewind to the spot you want to record
Ask us at the circulation desk if you want to borrow a CD-RW
If disc is not blank, push the button labeled "Erase"
Tape will begin playing and CD will begin recording
Both tape & CD will stop automatically when it reaches the end of the side
If it is your own CD-RW and you want to be able to play it in a CD player, push the "Finalize" button. This step isn't necessary if you want to transfer the files to a computer to split the tracks.
Don't forget your cassette in the tape deck!
Insert the CD-RW into a computer
From the computer you can split the large file into tracks and transfer it to a flash drive or cloud.
See Part II of this guide to learn how to split the files in Audacity
If you have Audacity at home and want to do that step there, transfer the file to your flash drive or cloud
After you have transferred everything you need and you are ready to delete the files, put the CD-RW back into the CD player next to the tape deck and push the button labeled "Erase"
Make sure you have the files saved before you do this step!