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TechHelp Ottawa Transfers Cassette to CD | Cassette to USB

TechHelp Ottawa
Cassette Tapes to CD & MP3

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We will gladly take pre-orders for fall 2019.
Have a great summer!

OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE

Our quality equipment ensures the highest fidelity. We have invested heavily in sound editing software that reduces tape hiss and background noise.

PHONE US IN OTTAWA
#1 - CASSETTE TAPE TO CD
CASSETTE TAPE IS TRANSFERRED TO CD

CASSETTE TO CD

$15.00 PER CASSETTE
(80 min or less)

$18.00 PER CASSETTE
(over 80 min)

tax included
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks+

 


#2 - CASSETTE TAPE TO DIGITAL AUDIO FILE FOR USB STICKS
CASSETTE TAPE IS CONVERTED TO WAV OR COMPRESSED MP3 FIILES (FILES ARE LABELLED)

CASSETTE TO MP3

$20.00 PER CASSETTE
(80 min or less)

$25.00 PER CASSETTE
(over 80 min)

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

 
 
 


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Frequently Asked Questions

We can convert music files to WAV or compressed MP3 format for use on MP3 or iPod™ players.

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.
Tapes are notorious for their background hiss. Reducing this annoying distraction on cassettes tapes is included in the price. Many home recorded tapes, however, require extensive sound editing, voice enhancement and restoration at additional cost.
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 or converted to digital files. A typical music cassette tape, for example, holds approximately 15 - 20 tracks.
For just $5 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 a professional studio mixing board and professional series cassette tape decks. 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.
We will assist you in backing up your commercially recorded cassettes for your private use only. We will ONLY work from the original copyrighted material that is owned by the customer for whom we are doing the work. Our fee covers the cost of our labour and use of equipment. No digital lock will be broken in the process, and we will not duplicate copyrighted material for public distribution.

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

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that cassette tapes be accurately labelled. This helps us to properly label the resulting CDs.
It really helps when you present us with tapes that are rewound to the beginning.
Knowing the length of each tape will help with calculating an estimate. Cassette tapes are usually labelled 60 (30 minutes per side), 90 (45 minutes per side) or 120 (60 minutes per side). Since CDs hold 80 minutes or less of content, cassettes that are over 80 minutes require two CDs at additional cost.


WE SPECIALIZE IN SOUND RESTORATION

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Do you have a collection of one-of-a-kind cassette tapes that you would like to permanently archive? We can help.

In the process of digitizing your precious treasures, we take special care to reduce tape hiss and consistent background noise such as a fan, air conditioner or hum. We have invested heavily in software that revives ageing cassettes to near their original luster without damaging the integrity of the recorded sounds. Read more here.

Please note that home recorded cassette tapes often need extensive sound editing at additional cost.

> Digitize Micro Cassettes from answering machines & personal voice recorders
> Digitize DAT (Digital Audio Tapes)
> Digitize reel-to-reel tapes


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2046 AVENUE P, OTTAWA, ON DIRECTIONS

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Happy Clients

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

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“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!”
Martin H.


Our clients include:

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; Government of Canada; Lee Valley Tools; Retired Teachers of Ontario; Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA); Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ishaka Cultural Group; Sweet Grass Records; Lutheran Church Eastern Synod; Futures Food Products; Rideau Ferry Harbour; Heritage North Museum; Mosaic International; The Ayalik Fund; 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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