TechHelp Ottawa Backs Up Your Cassette Tapes To CD Or MP3
OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE
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)
CASSETTE TAPE IS TRANSFERRED TO CD
CASSETTE TO CD
$15.00 PER CASSETTE (80 min or less)
.PLUS .50¢ each for defining tracks+
CASSETTE TAPE IS CONVERTED TO MP3 OR AAC FIILES (FILES ARE LABELLED)
CASSETTE TO MP3
$20.00 PER CASSETTE
.includes “metadata tagging*
PLUS .50¢ each for defining tracks+
"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 MP3 OR AAC
--> $15 per hour for capture, processing and conversion to MP3 or AAC format
--> $5 extra per standard 80 minute cassette for Automatic metadata imbedding
TOTAL $20 PER TAPE HOUR
--> .5o cents each for defining tracks+
--> Discounts apply for quantity
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. Compressed audio files such as MP3s can also be sent via Dropbox.
NOTE: We use the Gracenote™ database to automatically import and imbed metadata. if information about your older or obscure cassette does not exist on Gracenote, however, we have to manually type in album metadata one track at a time—a very time consuming process!
Frequently Asked Questions
December, 2012 — Canada's recent Copyright Modernization Act "legitimizes activities that Canadians do every day. For example, it recognizes that Canadians should not be liable for … copying music from CDs to MP3 players, or backing up data if they are doing so for their private use and have not broken a digital lock." Bill C-11 was passed and received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
Tips For Better Service
I couldn't be happier with the service I received from TechHelp Ottawa. The sound quality from the cassette tape was amazingly clear and the custom made label was the perfect finishing touch. The entire transaction was easy and quick. I appreciate that it was affordable and that all fees were clearly listed up front. I would recommend TechHelp Ottawa to anyone looking for audio transfers!
Katie J. — November 24, 2015
“I just wish to thank you, Tech Help, for the CDs you produced from my music tapes. Every time I play one I am grateful (no—MOST grateful) to you. My life is much richer now. Lots of good memories come to me. Thanks a million!”
I had an old cassette tape lying around that I had wanted to transfer to CD for a long time. It was a tape of my grandmother talking about her life and singing some songs in her mother tongue (Italian), and it was very precious to me. TechHelp Ottawa took good care of the cassette tape and they were able to make my grandmother's voice much clearer than it had been on the original cassette. They also printed a picture of my now deceased grandmother on the label. I thought this was a nice touch."
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.
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