Audio Cassette Transfer
We have experienced sound technicians and professional audio equipment to convert your tape library to digital archival formats. We also provide sound editing and restoration or enhancement of sub-par or damaged recordings.
We can transfer audio from audio cassettes, mini cassettes, audio reel to reel tapes and DAT tapes.
We work with standard IPS speeds and can convert audio tapes to digital audio CDs or electronic sound files including MP3, WAV, and AIFF. We can record in sample rates from 8000Hz to 96000Hz, in floating rates from 16-bit to 32-bit. We can recommend recording and compression rates to meet your audio quality needs.
- Sound enhancement or editing
- Audio tracking
- Audio conversions to digital audio
- CD Duplication
Reel to Reel
We work with ¼ inch (5/16th inch) reel to reel audio tape. The 3 common tape speeds that we handle are: 1 7/8 IPS (inches per second), 3 ¾ IPS. and 7 ½ IPS. We handle 3-2 track, stereo, and 1-4 track reels. If you do not know your tape speeds we can test the reel to let you know.
Audio tape transfer is one of our specialties, and we do a lot of it. We have first hand experience dealing with problematic reels and know the steps to take to properly fix them to get the most signal out of your tape. All reel to reel transfers are done in real time and are constantly monitored by our technicians. Splices and tape breaks are fixed with minimal to zero cutting. Feel relief knowing that your tape is cared for while it is in our possession – we do not outsource any service that we promote.
Digital Audio Tape
DAT was Intended as a replacement for audio cassettes, the format was never widely adopted by consumers because of expense and concerns about unauthorized digital quality copies. The format saw moderate success in professional markets and as a computer storage medium. Like most formats of videocassette, a DAT cassette may only be recorded and played in one direction and in multiple record speeds, unlike an analog compact audio cassette.