TapeDeck
TapeDeck
1.5.4

3.1

TapeDeck free download for Mac

TapeDeck for Mac1.5.4

24 October 2013

Audio recorder with quick-capture workflow in mind.

What is TapeDeck for Mac

TapeDeck is a new audio recorder exclusively for OS X, designed with a quick-capture workflow in mind. You're never more than a single mouse click (or keystroke) away from making a new recording, which are called, unsurprisingly, "tapes." TapeDeck records directly to compressed MP4-AAC audio, making it equally useful for quick high-fidelity samples or hours and hours of lecture.

As you can see, TapeDeck was designed to emulate a real cassette tape recorder (perhaps you have a similar model in your basement), but with a few key differences:

  • Every recording you ever make is immediately saved in the box of Tapes.
  • You cannot record over an existing tape; clicking Record automatically starts a new tape for you.

Of course, TapeDeck improves on the traditional tape recorder in a number of ways:

  • In much the same way that digital cameras made film "free," TapeDeck makes tapes "free": you'll never run out of tape (until you run out of disk space).
  • TapeDeck's recording quality is far better than that of an audiocassette. You can adjust the recording quality to trade file size for recording length.
  • An audiocassette has a label (where you can write a little bit) and a case liner (where you can write a lot). TapeDeck has these too, but they're full-text searchable.
  • Tapes are standard .m4a audio files, so you can copy them into iTunes and synchronize them with your iPod, or email tapes to others.
To record with TapeDeck, you must have a built-in microphone, use device plugged into your Mac's line-in port (such as a microphone, record player, etc.), or another audio input device (USB input, Bluetooth headset, etc.).

What's new in TapeDeck

Version 1.5.4:
  • Fixes bugs that lead to a failure to launch on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Bjornv
Bjornv
Jun 7 2013
1.5.3
4.0
Jun 7 2013
4.0
Version: 1.5.3
Really great app, very useful and with a lot of possibilities and options. Hopefully the developer will find time update the manual and support info...
vangulickc
vangulickc
Apr 18 2013
1.5.3
3.0
Apr 18 2013
3.0
Version: 1.5.3
I bought this program and loved it until I got a new iMac with no line in port. Without that port TapeDeck can't record anything but from the computer's microphone. A whole host of new audio recording software is out now that lets you record sound from within applications. TapeDeck is not one of them. If you're contemplating purchasing a new Mac, consider some better, more avant garde recording software.
jimmyjimz
jimmyjimz
Dec 5 2012
1.5
0.5
Dec 5 2012
0.5
Version: 1.5
What is tapedeck used for? ( Please visit my blog http://www.squidoo.com/crib-bed-set )
Herojig
Herojig
Oct 2 2010
1.3.4
0.0
Oct 2 2010
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
Great tool for voiceover work. Use it everytime I want to record bits for inclusion in FCP.
Guest
Guest
Nov 25 2008
1.1
0.0
Nov 25 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1
Here is a discount heads up: "On the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2008, sit down with family and friends to share stories-and record them for future generations-as part of the National Day of Listening. To celebrate this innovative project, we're offering a 20% discount on TapeDeck, the powerful and fun audio recording tool for Mac OS X. With its foolproof recording interface and retro tape-recorder style, TapeDeck is perfect for capturing stories, songs, and anything else worth sharing aloud. And through November 30th, you can purchase TapeDeck for just US$20." The offer can be found at the normal URL with the subdirectory "ndol".
Gary-Angelone
Gary-Angelone
Aug 15 2008
1.1
0.0
Aug 15 2008
0.0
Version: 1.1
My therapist was looking for a program like this just before it was released. Unfortunately she doesn't own a mac or know how to use one ~_~. Anyways I can see how this product could be extremely useful.
Dom21
Dom21
Jun 10 2008
1.0.2
0.0
Jun 10 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
"TapeDeck is a new audio recorder exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5" I'll never understand why some developers deliberately exclude themselves from sales to a significant portion of the Mac market, i.e. buyers who have remained with OSX 4.11.
Dennisg
Dennisg
May 14 2008
1.0
5.0
May 14 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0
I downloaded the demo version of TapeDeck, and was immediately stunned by its interface which exactly mimics a portable cassette recorder. This, of course, means there's absolutely no learning curve in using TapeDeck, since virtually everyone has experience using cassette recorders. Congrats to the developers for this inspired interface. My one beef with the software has been resolved by a video they posted on their web site. Like the previous reviewer, my main objective with TapeDeck is to capture a stream of internet radio content. The video showed me how to do that. And as I write this, I'm recording Radio Paradise to one of the "tapes." Just drag the tape to iTunes, plop it onto your iPod, hop on an airplane, and you've got hours of entertainment to distract you from the pathetic lack of legroom, absence of food, and the 3-year-old kicking the back of your seat. I gave TapeDeck a rating of 5 because it does its job perfectly. For a version 1.0 product, it's well-conceived, intelligently executed, and rock solid. The only thing that could be improved is the necessity to download an ancillary system utility called Soundflower that directs the sound to the TapeDeck application. It would be nice if this capability were built in to TapeDeck instead of requiring a separate download and setup. But it's a very, very small quibble, and takes nothing away from the fact that this program's capability is the answer to my prayers.
Chas-m
Chas-m
May 9 2008
1.0
0.0
May 9 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0
This is a very clever idea and an interesting UI. The only real flaw I can find with this is that it appears to be unable to record streams (as, say, Audio Hijack or Wiretap can). As-is, this is a great easy tool for musicians and vocal recording, voiceovers, practicing and podcasting, so if they add the ability to record audio off the net I think they've got a really solid product here.
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3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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