Convert Reel to Reel to CD
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Convert Reel to Reel to CD
It’s time to digitize, for reel
Before people were bobbing along to their favorite 80’s jam on their Walkmans, audio tapes looked a whole lot different – and we’re not talking about 8 track decks. We’re talking about reel-to-reel audio tapes – big, heavy and cumbersome pieces of equipment that faintly resembled a cassette tape with the case deck removed. With wheels nearly a foot in diameter, threading a tape ¼-inch wide, reel-to-reel machines were nearly the size of a suitcase – good for your luggage, bad for easily porting around your favorite tunes.
As a vintage form of audio recording, open reel-to-reel players used the first form of magnetic tape, and prior to that it was steel. It was threaded through mechanical guides and tape head assembly, and attached to a take-up reel with practical application coming mainly through use in data storage on mainframe computers, video tape recorder (VTR) machines and high quality analog audio recorders. The technology may seem older than time itself, especially knowing where we’ve landed in today’s audio technology, but reel-to-reel tape recorders were widely used in schools and in the home up until the 1960s, when the compact cassette took over.
But remember, your reel-to-reel tapes still contain a magnetic tape – similar to the one in your VHS tapes and other analog media – and if history has taught us anything, it’s that magnetic tape wears down and fades over time. How unfortunate would it be if you lost all your old family voice recordings from before WWII, prime jazz recordings when the era was booming, epic radio broadcasts and more? If you’ve got any reel-to-reel tapes tucked away in storage, now is the time to act before it’s too late.
Good news is we can help you!
With more than a century of expertise in the industry of audio and video, we’re very familiar with the old reel-to-reel format. After all, we were around to see it through the first and last stages of its iconic lifespan. Let us take your reels and convert them to a digital format that you can keep forever. Our digital transfer service and team of experts will convert your reel-to-reel tapes to CD, thumb drive or the cloud – without compressing or down-converting your audio files. Simply send in your reels via our prepaid roundtrip shipping box and we’ll get to work, bringing your old recordings back to life for your family and your family’s family’s family’s (way down the line) family to enjoy.
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From VHS tapes to Super8 film, we can preserve everything in your collection.
- Comes pre-loaded with all your digitized memories
- Makes a great family gift or extra copy
- Made of zinc alloy waterproof case for protection
- Easy plug & play for computer viewing, editing, or sharing
- Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories
- Great for archiving or sharing
- Makes the perfect gift
- Easy viewing on most TV or computer with DVD port
- Quickly download everything to your computer or hard drive.
- Secure cloud storage, perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
- Easily view, share and edit from any device.
- Includes digital download and cloud access for 1 year.
- Renew any time.