We Digitize Cassette Tapes to CD & MP3
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OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE
WE PAY THE TAX
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At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as studio quality cassette tape decks and audio mixers.
We have also invested heavily in state-of-the-art computer software programs that reduce inherent background tape hiss. We pay particular attention to voice enhancement, especially on spoken recordings, so that they often sound much better than the original tape. Volume is normalized where necessary.
Tracks are separated manually, and high quality WAV files are produced that can be burned to CD. These WAV files can also be converted into compressed MP3 or AAC files that are imbedded with "metadata" including song and album titles, artwork, artist, genre, etc. Your computer or player needs this information to identify content. Inputting this information can be very time consuming when done manually, thus the added cost for producing audio files.
Frequently Asked Questions
"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.
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
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.