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TechHelp Ottawa converts reel-to-reel tape to CD or MP3

TechHelp Ottawa Converts Reel-To-Reel Tape To CD Or MP3

OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE

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Our quality equipment & software reduces tape hiss & ensures the highest fidelity.

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

#1 - REEL-TO-REEL TAPE TO CD
REEL-TO-REEL TAPE IS TRANSFERRED TO CD

We accommodate 1/4 inch domestic reels — sizes 3 to 10 inches, 1 to 4 tracks mono or stereo, at speeds of up to 15 inches per second.

REEL TAPE TO CD

$15.00 PER HOUR TAPE
.PLUS .50¢ each for defining tracks+

 
Regardless of how many songs or sound segments there are on a tape, content is initially captured as one continuous sound file. Therefore, tracks must be manually defined—one segment at a time, at 50¢ per track—before they can be committed to CD.
Unless clients can provide an accurate indication of tape length, it is impossible to give an accurate price estimate for the capture and processing of reel-to-reel tapes. We won't know the length of time it will take to do so until we actually capture the content in real time. We also wouldn't be aware of how many tracks there are until content is captured.
Because locating and capturing content from tape takes a lot of time, we may have to charge an hourly "editing" fee. Once we have located and digitally captured tape content, we find that it is often distorted and/or in need of repair. So this fee covers audio restoration which may include editing out unwanted pieces, elimination of background noise, isolation and enhancement of voices, etc. PLEASE ASK US TO EXPLAIN.
NOTE: The editing fee will vary according to the amount of work required. We will contact you before we begin work.
 


#2 - REEL-TO-REEL TAPE TO AUDIO FILE
REEL TAPE IS CONVERTED TO MP3 OR AAC FILES

REEL TAPE TO MP3

$20.00 PER HOUR OF TAPE
includes “metadata tagging*
PLUS .50¢ each for defining tracks
+

 
We can convert your reel-to-reel tapes to compressed AAC or MP3 audio files for use on MP3 or iPod™ players.
 


Frequently Asked Questions

Tapes are notorious for their background hiss. Reducing this annoying distraction on cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes is included in the price.
Regardless of how many segments or songs there are on a tape, content is initially captured as one continuous sound file. Therefore, tracks must be manually defined—one song at a time, at 50¢ per track—before they can be committed to CD.
For just $4 more, the surface of each CD is professionally imprinted with a custom-made inkjet label using an image of the cassette label or the image of your choice. Each CD is packaged in a paper sleeve for protection.
We use only the best equipment available, such as our Tascam 488 studio mixing board and professional series TEAC A-3340S four channel reel-to-reel tape deck. 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). Sound files are passed through software specially designed to reduce tape hiss.


Tips For Better Service

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that reel-to-reel tapes are accurately labelled. This helps us to properly label the resulting CDs.
Knowing the length of each tape will help with calculating an estimate. Since CDs hold 80 minutes or less of content, reel-to-reel tapes over 80 minutes require more than one CD, at additional cost.
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All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.


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