I want to make an actual compact cassette mix-tape as a gift for someone. I use iTunes to manage all of my music.
So a few questions:
If I gather a bunch of songs on a playlist for sides A/B of the tape, how can I ensure that the volume for all songs is the same as it plays on the tape?
I was thinking of finding an old compact casette recorder and putting the single line sterio output of my Mac to the casette's microphone input. Is that a good way to record onto the actual tape?
How long is each side of a compact tape? Is there a default speed the tape plays at?
Let's say I want to mesh some songs together so that they will completely fill up one side of a tape (cut off 10 seconds off the end of one song or the beginning of another song), what's the best way to do that?