Use Any Tape Recorder With Atari?
I am a new owner of an Atari 800. I eventually plan to purchase a disk drive, but as a temporary storage device, I would like to use my Panasonic cassette recorder, rather than purchase an Atari 410 or 1010 program recorder. Is this possible? If so, how do I go about wiring connections without causing any damage to the computer?
The serial plug used to connect Atari peripherals has connections for audio out and audio in. You can attach a standard recorder to audio out and record CSAVEs, but there is no way to get the computer to read the audio-in line (which is used to play the audio track through the TV speaker). The Atari 410 recorder has a special analog to digital circuit used to translate tape tones into digital information that the computer can read.