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TechHelp Ottawa converts DAT (Digital Audio Tape) to CD or MP3
New TechHelp Ottawa converts DAT (Digital Audio Tape) to CD or WAV/MP3 audio file
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FINAL DROP-OFF DATE IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017

OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE

Our quality equipment & software ensure the highest fidelity.

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CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW:
#1 (transfer to CD) or #2 (convert to audio file)

#1 - DAT TO CD
DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO TAPE) IS TRANSFERRED TO CD

DAT TO CD

$15.00 PER HOUR OF TAPE
(minimum fee of $15 if tape is under 1 hour)
(tax included)


PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks
+

 
Regardless of how many songs there are on a DAT tape, content is initially captured as one continuous sound file. Therefore, tracks must be manually separated—one song at a time, at 50¢ per track—before they can be committed to CD.


#2 - DAT TAPE TO AUDIO FILE
DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO TAPE) IS CONVERTED TO MP3 OR AAC FILES (FILES ARE LABELLED)

DAT TO WAV or MP3

$15.00 PER HOUR OF TAPE
(minimum fee of $15 if tape is under 1 hour)
(tax included)


includes “metadata tagging*
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks
+

 
We can convert your DAT tapes to WAV or compressed MP3 audio files for use on MP3 or iPod™ players. Please click on the links below to read detailed descriptions of this process.
 
We can convert music files to WAV or compressed MP3 format for use on MP3 or iPod™ players. The following is text-heavy and may be confusing, so please don't hesitate to ask questions.

METADATA TAGGING
"Tagging" is the process whereby each track is imbedded with information about the song and album title, artwork, artist, genre, track number, production year, etc. This information is called "metadata" and is what your computer or player uses to identify each song.

FEES FOR CONVERSION TO WAV OR MP3

Metadata tagging
---> $15 per hour for capture, processing and conversion to WAV or MP3 format
--> $5 extra per DAT tape for Automatic metadata imbedding
TOTAL $20 PER DAT TAPE

--> .5o cents each for separating tracks+

Resulting audio files are burned to data DVD (provided by us) or put onto an external hard drive or USB thumb drive (memory stick) provided by the client. Audio files such as MP3s can also be sent via Dropbox.


Frequently Asked Questions

For just $5 more, the surface of each CD is professionally imprinted with a custom-made inkjet label using an image of your choice. Each CD is packaged in a paper sleeve for protection.
At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as an AIWA DAT recorder and Tascam 488 studio mixing board.

By capturing your original media using high sampling rates, we produce large, high quality, uncompressed WAV files (exactly the same file type used on commercial CDs). It is a time consuming process, but the resulting CD has the original tracks in tact and sound quality that is equal to or better than the original.
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Our clients include:

Government of Canada; Lee Valley Tools; Retired Teachers of Ontario; Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA); Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Sweet Grass Records; Lutheran Church Eastern Synod; Rideau Ferry Harbour; The Buzz Kitchen + Cocktails; Heritage North Museum; Mosaic International; etc.

TechHelp Ottawa accepts major credit cards
TechHelp Ottawa accepts E-transfers
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All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.


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