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I have a few hundred of audiotapes; I am looking for an easiest way to convert them to mp3; I would like to find a software which would

1) adjust recording level automatically (and do it gradually - i.e. if input volume is getting low, recording software would slowly adjust the level)

2) split recording into smaller files (if silence between songs is longer that X seconds), pause recording if silence is longer that Y seconds (to allow tape to reverse and stop at the end of the tape)

3) Output result as mp3 files (224kbs, stereo)

So in ideal situation I wouldn't have to do anything other than insert the next tape, enter the tape name name (which will be used while generating mp3 file names) and start the program; the rest would be done automatically

Thank you for help.

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The usual tool of choice here is Audacity - it does points 2) and 3) pretty much automatically.

It also does normalisation, (your point 1) but usually across an entire track or collection, so you may have to manually do it if you want it to be a slow adjustment.

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