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Rediscover your tapes!


Digitize your cassettes with TapeLink USB. This dual-cassette deck enables your to store your irreplaceable recordings on hard disk, flash, burn them to CD, or take them with you on your iPod. Clean up your old tape recordings of your band's rehearsals and performances and listen in your car. Rediscover your demos, jam sessions, and song ideas, and then listen to them anywhere on your iPod!

TapeLink USB is a dubbing and playback deck with digital-audio output via USB. It contains a plug-and-play USB-audio interface which requires no drivers for use with most computers.
Its CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz audio output accurately captures your tape recordings for secure digital archival.

Normal and high-speed dubbing modes save you time when copying your music, and dynamic noise-reduction circuitry and Alesis' software suite assist you in cleaning up aging tapes. TapeLink USB works with metal and CrO2 tapes, and contains an LED level-meter for visual-level reference. Its full auto-stop features saves your irreplaceable older tapes from breaking.

TapeLink USB comes with a software suite containing three applications. BIAS SoundSoap™ SE (Standalone Edition) noise-reduction software removes hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum, and other background noise. EZ Tape Converter makes transfer simple and convenient.

With the great Alesis lineage behind it, TapeLink USB joins a prestigious family of audio recording tools including ADAT, SR16, and MasterLink to name just a few.

iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Dual-cassette dubbing and playback deck with digital-audio output
  • Plug-and-play USB audio interface requires no drivers
  • 16-bit, 44.1 kHz CD-quality audio output
  • Normal and high-speed dubbing modes save you time
  • Dynamic noise-reduction circuitry and software assist in cleaning up aging tapes
  • Works with metal and CrO2 tapes
  • LED level meters provide quick visual reference
  • Full auto-stop saves older tapes from breaking
  • RCA stereo line in
  • RCA stereo line out
  • REC input Gain control
  • Includes software suite with BIAS SoundSoap SE and EZ Tape Converter


  • TapeLink USB dual-cassette archiver
  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Software CD
  • Quick start guide
Type Stereo double cassette deck
Track System 4-track 2-channel
Tape speed 4.8 cm/sec
Frequency Response  
(-20dB recording)  
Chrome tape 40-15000Hz (±3dB)
Normal tape 40-14000Hz (±3dB)
(0dB recording)  
Chrome tape 40-8000Hz (±3dB)
Normal tape 40-8000Hz (±3dB)
S/N ratio 58dB
Wow and flutter <0.2% (DIN45500)
Crosstalk 40dB (1kHz)
Harmonic distortion less than 1% (at 1 kHz, OVU 3rd H.D. normal tape)
Channel separation 40dB (1kHz)
Deck A Playback
Deck B Recording/playback,
2-gap ferrite head for erasure
Motor DC servo motor x 2
Fast forward/Rewind time ~100 sec w. C-60 cassette
Input terminals  
Line In x 2 Min. input level: 600mV (0dB)
Input impedance: 50kΩ
Output terminals  
Line Out x 2 Output level: 600mV (0dB)
Output impedance: 5kΩ
USB Audio Interface USB 1.1 compatible, 16 bit,
44.1kHz (CD quality) or 48kHz
sample rate
Power requirement AC220V-230V ~ 60Hz
For U.K. 240V ~ 60Hz
For U.S.A. & Canada 127V ~ 60Hz
Power Consumption 11.9W Maximum
Dimensions 9.0" x 5.5" x 17.0"
11.81" x 18.9" x 7.87" packaged
Weight 7.0 lbs.
7.5 lbs. packaged
Accessories RCA cable, USB cable, Software
CD, Quickstart Manual, Safety and
Warranty Information

Minimum System Requirements
  • Mac: OS X or higher
  • PC: Windows XP (32-bit) or Vista (32-bit)
  • USB port
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  • Can I connect TapeLink USB to a home stereo?

    Yes, TapeLink USB has both Line (RCA) and USB outputs.
Live DocumentsType
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Software & DriversSizeType
EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter 11.5 for Windows 7, Vista, and Windows 8 (all 32/64-bit), and Windows XP
1 MBzip
EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter v11.1 for MAC OSX 10.4 - 10.8 (Intel Only)
908 KBzip
ASIO4All - Optional ASIO Driver for Windows [v2.10]
This Alesis audio interface is a plug-and-play device, which means that no additional drivers need to be installed to use it with your computer. If you use ASIO compatible audio software on your Windows PC, this optional ASIO driver can be used to offer additional configuration options such as latency and buffer adjustments.
392 KBzip

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