[Coco] Created Audio Cable

Rick Ulland rickulland1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:49:34 EDT 2020

Nice work, new cables FTW.

Some background? On ye olden cassette recorders, the remote was 
traditionally a 2.5 mm(ish) jack connected to a switch on the 
microphone. The only CoCo use case I can think of (outside a cassette 
based word processing or database program) would be a few video games 
that play audio files from the tape during play.

But it is a standard and CoCo does it properly with a floating switch 
(relay) closure not some brand specific solution. My Zoom H2N recorder 
has a remote jack, works fine. So it's safe to misuse if you think up a 

Some old guy

On 10/25/20 12:37 PM, Joel Dare wrote:
>> Is there a reason you didn't have in the remote plug as well?
> I left it off because I don't know of any tape recorders, besides those
> original Tandy models, that have the remote input. I don't have an actual
> cassette recorder and haven't seen one in many years. I intend to use the
> audio cable with a modern digital audio recorder that I have. I'll have to
> press play and record manually, of course.
> Here's a picture of it in action with a modern digital audio recorder.

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