Get your files on a USB drive or via Digital Download (additional cost).
Includes standard audio cassettes up to 120 minutes per tape. Other file formats available. Rush orders accepted.
Up to 80 minutes on one CD
Custom CD printing
Combining of tapes at no extra charge
Plays on PC, Mac and most disc players
Additional CD copies only $5 each!
Includes standard audio cassettes up to 120 minutes per tape. Tapes over 80 minutes will require an additional CD due to format limits. Rush orders accepted.
"I had you convert 10 audio tapes. I found such treasures on those recordings! ... These recordings have now been shared throughout my family (parents, siblings, etc) and will be a treasured heirloom: THANK YOU. You may have "just" been doing your jobs, but when doing your job gives back such memories and gifts that people can keep in a more permanent medium, it's a true gift. On behalf of myself and my family – thank you!!!"
Often we can. We will apply filters to the digital audio to remove hiss, hum, and some other common noises in audio cassette recordings. We do this at no additional charge for all your tapes regardless of whether you want CDs or an audio file.
MP3 files are the most common choice. They are smaller in file size and to the average person sound nearly the same quality as WAV files. If you plan to edit the audio, WAV is a good choice. WAV files are roughly 5x larger in file size than MP3 files.
Maybe. Just because the tape is capable of holding 90 minutes, doesn't mean that it is full. The limit for an Audio CD is 80 minutes. If your tape is over 80 minutes, it will require an extra CD at an additional cost.
There are two options. You can choose a USB thumb drive or Digital Download. For the USB drive, we will copy your files to the drive and return it along with your media. If you prefer the Digital Download, we will upload your files to a secure location and email you a link so you can download them to your computer. This link is private and temporary, so be sure to save them to your personal storage.
For copyrighted material, we will convert it but we will only make one copy.
Preserve Your Audio Tape Memories!
Remember the days when a cassette was the great new technology? Ask anyone from the 70's and 80's and they'll tell you it was the best way to record audio back then. People recorded special events, local bands, and just family conversations. Unfortunately, those tapes won't last forever. The effects of time can wipe out those memories. Get your audio tapes converted to digital, so you can preserve and share those moments with family and friends.
Audio on tape, especially from decades ago, can often use some improvement. We carefully capture the audio from both sides of your cassette. Next, we "clean" your audio. Using software, we reduce and remove the hiss and hum (which is common to most consumer audio tapes) to improve the quality of your final audio. This cleaning process is done at no extra cost. The last step is to create an Audio CD or audio file for USB, based on your preference. Don't forget to get copies to share!
Conversion work is done here in our office. Whether you come into our office or mail us your order, take comfort knowing that the people you speak to (or email) will be the same people working on your audio tapes.
We will convert any size order, whether you have one tape or hundreds.
We will give you an estimated completion date. Often for small orders, we can complete it within a few business days.
Got a deadline? Let us know when you need it and we will do whatever we can to meet your schedule.
Please feel free to ask questions. Converting old media is our passion and we understand how important your tapes are.
"I went in and talked to (them) regarding converting cassette tapes of my late husband's Jazz Combo into CD's to give to family and friends as a remembrance. He did an amazing job in a timely manner and even designed a label for the CD and jacket covers that is purely professional. One would have never guessed by the quality of the sound of the CD's that they were taken from old cassettes tucked away in a paper bag. Thank you ... for helping me preserve those precious memories for my family."
Other Audio Formats Converted
These little tapes were often used in personal recorders and home answering machines. They can be used on both sides, have two recording speeds, and hold over an hour of content.
Digital Audio Recorder
These small voice recorders did not use tape and early versions did not use cards. They often recorded the audio on internal storage. Sometimes special software is required to convert the saved files. These recorders can potentially hold hundreds of hours.
This classic audio tape was used in the 1960s to early 1980s. Its popularity never reached that of the audio cassette and quickly faded away. 8-track tapes feature four tracks of stereo sound and would continuously loop. Typically, they hold less than an hour on content.
Digital Audio Tape (DAT)
Digital audio tape was mostly used in professional environments. As the name says, this cassette held digital tape compared to analog tape. The sound quality is superior to standard analog cassettes. Tapes typically held 60 to 120 minutes of audio.
"Amazing digitization of cassette tapes! So prompt!"
Quick Tips about Audio Files
Audio files (MP3 and WAV) can hold hours of content in one file.
For recorded music, an individual file can be created for each song. This is dependent on gaps of silence between songs.
For live music, individual song files may not be as accurate due to crowd noise.
WAV files are higher quality and are recommended if you plan to edit your audio.
Quick Tips about Audio CDs
Audio CDs can only hold about 80 minutes.
For recorded music, CD tracks can be added if desired.
For voice recordings, we recommend a single track.
Audio CD files cannot be copied off and used. However, you can use software to rip the CD and create audio files.
CDs can be custom printed with your text and include a space-saving CD case.
Audio Cassette to Digital Estimator
You can use this estimator to get an idea on the cost of your audio project. Tape lengths can vary, so this is just a guide. Please feel free to contact us or come by our office anytime to get a more detailed quote.
How many tapes do you want to digitize?
Audio Cassettes (standard size)
$15 per tape
What do you want to get back?
One drive can hold many files. Choose MP3 or WAV. Audio files can be shared or edited easier than CDs.
USB Thumb Drive
An Audio CD can hold up to 80 minutes. Tapes over 80 minutes will require an extra CD at an additional cost.
You will receive a private link to download your files. Once downloaded, you can post, share, and edit.