Need help recording from cassette tape. 2019-10-03 06:55:00 I have a bunch of old tapes that haven't seen any action in more than 15 years, which I would like to review and digitize and I need some guidance.As a kid I used tape all the time, but I never had any high end equipment, just cheap stuff... not the cheapest garbage in the market, but certainly never anything fancy in the least. Not a modular hi-fi set up, that's for sure.As my parents were not into technology, and I didn't have access to much information at all, it's only been recently thanks to the internet, that I've even became aware about the different tape types, for example. Back then, tapes were tapes to me, and that was that.My plan is to get hold of some reasonably good tape deck, record these things to my computer (nothing fancy) and then try to make the best of it through digital processing on whatever I want to keep.I need some technical assessment.I'm pretty sure many of the tapes were recorded with the wrong bias for it's type. When playing them back, should I match the type of the tape no matter what, or is it worth trying other bias hoping to match the one that was wrongly used to record on it?Also, are modular tape decks like vinyl turntables, needing equalization/de-emphasis?Finally, should I use an amp or can I record straight from the deck to my computer's line-in?