How to make MZF/MZT from tape

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halvork
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How to make MZF/MZT from tape

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Hi.

I have no clue why I bought a MZ-700 many years ago. It came without any software and was soon abandoned in my garage. Now I am rebuilding my home office and was going to reserve 1/3 of the space to my old 8bit computers when I found this Sharp-thing. Difference this time was that I found this site on the web. I started reading and the Mz-700 grew on me. I downloaded some MZFs and loaded up the computer using a bluetooth cassette adapter and my iPhone (and mzf2waw).
Now I love this computer and have bought some old software on casette online. Some of this software I can't find as MZF and I feel I should make MZFs of this software and make it available for others. But I can't seem to find a tool for making a MZF/MZT.
How do you guys do that?
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Re: How to make MZF/MZT from tape

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Should I make a .wav from the cassette first? Or how else can I use the cassette as input to the PC program?
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Having both is good
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halvork wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:52 pm Should I make a .wav from the cassette first? Or how else can I use the cassette as input to the PC program?
For transferring to laptop I use the software Audacity on my laptop and I have a hi-fi tape deck with a USB soundcard to make the WAV. Then MZFStudio can read the WAV and convert to MZF. If it won't read on the first go I will then split the WAV into left and right channels and try to get MZFStudio to read one of those. Usually one of these methods works.
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mz-80a wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:17 pm For transferring to laptop I use the software Audacity on my laptop and I have a hi-fi tape deck with a USB soundcard to make the WAV. Then MZFStudio can read the WAV and convert to MZF. If it won't read on the first go I will then split the WAV into left and right channels and try to get MZFStudio to read one of those. Usually one of these methods works.
:o
Wow! So not quite straight forward then...
Firstly I have to buy a cassette player. Next is getting the sound into a computer. I’m not even sure I have an audio input ' :roll:
I will see what I come up with.

Thanks for your help and answers anyway. :D
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