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Archive: $15.50

We’ll convert your audio directly to digital and put it onto an audio CD or a USB drive. This is a straight transfer with no editing, noise-reduction, volume adjustments or equalization applied. The relative volume will be extremely low compared to commercial recordings in a digital format. Each side of a tape, reel, or record will be transferred to its own track for CD delivery, or its own file for USB delivery. Choose mp3 or WAV file format for digital files (if you require another format, just ask).


Professional: $21.99

We’ll convert your audio directly to digital, separate individual tracks, make any needed enhancements and put it onto an audio CD or a USB drive. Enhancements may include: noise-reduction, volume adjustments, equalization, and editing to remove silent sections. Choose mp3 or WAV file format for digital files (if you require another format, just ask).

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CD & Digital Files

+$4.99


Extra CD

+$3.99

Reel Or Vinyl Transfer

+$9.99


Tape Repair

+$24.99

What about broken tapes? In most cases we can repair...

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What We Transfer


Vinyl:  Originally called a gramophone record in 1887, it is also known as phonograph record, vinyl or simply, record. There are three sizes: 12, 10, and 7 inches in diameter. Although it is a very old format, it is still highly regarded by many audiophiles for it’s sweet, warm sound.

Vinyl records are notoriously fragile and must be very carefully handled and stored to maintain the integrity of the recording. Still, we are often able to transfer a badly scratched record, but with a significant loss in fidelity. Once we have it in the digital domain, there are some restorative procedures we can take.

Compact Cassette: 100 x 64 x 8 mm. Introduced in 1962, audio cassettes were the first mainstream method of consumer audio recording and distribution. The 3.81 mm tape can have a variety of track layouts: two wide mono tracks, two stereo tracks, or 4 mono tracks. Audio quality varies significantly with tape formulation and on the condition of the deck it was recorded on. 

Cassettes suffer from a number of flaws...

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Mini Cassette: 56 x 34 x 8 mm. Also called Micro Cassette, it was designed for use in personal recorders and answering machines. The quality is slightly better than no recording at all.

Reel To Reel:  1/4 inch audio tape was the first widely adopted method of recording audio at home. We can transfer 3, 7, and 10 inch reels.

8-Track Cartridge: 133 x 102 x 23 mm. Introduced in 1963, the 8-track is a continuous loop of tape housed in a cartridge that incorporated a neoprene rubber and nylon pinch roller. This reduced the mechanical complexity of the tape player, but presented new problems because those parts were not designed to be serviceable. They would suffer from wear causing inaccurate playback speeds and tapes that would slip.

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Why We’re The Best


Security: Because we do all work on-site in our Birmingham studio, you never have to wonder about the whereabouts of your audio originals. Your tapes, records, or reels do not leave the premises of our secure audio lab from the time you drop them off to the time you pick them up. One person is responsible for the work from start to finish and if you have questions, you’ll be able to get answers via face-to-face interaction.

Customer Service: Our staff ensures every detail is addressed and all communication is done with honesty and respect. We strive to explain our processes with clarity and transparency in order to provide well-defined expectations. We always put the value of relationships with our clients ahead of the the business value of the services we provide.

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