Digitize Your Old Audio Recordings
There are many great reasons why you may still have your original audiotapes, vinyl records, and other recordings. As a collector, you may just love listening to the music or other sound recordings in the original format. Those recordings may even be some of your most cherished possessions. They could even be part of an irreplaceable collection, with one-of-a-kind or hard to replace masterworks. This does not mean that you should not still digitize these original formats.
Even if you love and prefer the dynamic sound quality of original recordings, there comes a time when you should consider converting them to other formats. You may want to take the music with you, which really is not practical in its original format. Or, the original format may have started to deteriorate. Converting the files to a digital format is an important back-up measure as well. After all, particularly with rare collections, those recordings would be difficult and sometimes even impossible to replace. This is especially true of personal recordings and tapes