The TapeDeck audio recorder will immediately appeal to all of you that, just like me, still keep all their cassette tapes around. The application looks and sounds just like a tape deck player.
The design is simple yet reminiscent of the classic recorder. The tape rotates as it is played and TapeDeck features all the basic playback buttons you'd find. The slide window on the right stacks up all your tape recordings. What really makes this application feel like an old recorder though are the snappy plastic sounds of the buttons and the clicks and whizzes from the tapes. Rewinding could almost make you feel nostalgic, although it won't take as much time as on a traditional tape recorder. Essentially, TapeDeck is a simple audio recorder and can easily be used as mac dictation software. It has three levels of quality but only one recording format, M4A. However it also includes a very useful search box, which not only reads tape titles but also all the notes you''ve added to your recordings. We also quite liked being able to export to iTunes, a feature which is almost essential in any proper audio recorder. Despite limited functionalities, TapeDeck is a very original audio recorder, which should appeal to all of you who miss their good old tape recorders.
- In rare instances, TapeDeck would fail to record unless the MONO and STEREO modes were changed. This is no longer the case.
- When starting up in MONO mode, and STEREO mode is enabled, the level meter no longer shows a full volume signal on the right channel.
- Various fixes to the YouTube Upload feature