¼-inch open reel tape (1949 – 1980s)
standard cassettes ⇾ | micro cassettes ⇾ | 8-tracks ⇾ | vinyl records ⇾ | 1/4" reel to reel ⇾ | cd ripping ⇾ | 1/4" pro reel to reel ⇾ | dat audio tape ⇾
Quarter inch (1/4") reels are probably the most recognised open reel type in the world. Inexpensive open reel tape recorders became available around 1949, and were widely used for voice recording and music playback in the home and in schools before the Compact Cassette gradually took over. We can convert your quarter inch analog reel-to-reel tape archives to CD mp3, .wav or .aiff.
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Domestic tape recorders used ¼-inch tape with speeds of 1⅞ inches per second, 3¾ inches per second, or 7½ inches per second. Faster speeds allowed better fidelity, but used more tape. Reels were up to seven inches in diameter, most commonly with plastic reels but metal was also used, which fitted over a splined ¼-inch shaft known as a cine spindle. The most common reel sizes were seven, five and three inches in diameter.
AUDIO REEL & TAPE CASSETTE COSTS
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AUDIO MAGNETIC TAPE COLLECTIONS
1/4" Audio Reel to Reel,
Tape Cassettes, Micro Cassettes, DAT Tapes
Our services are charged by the half hour, ensuring
to keep your project costs to a minimum.
Output to BWF, WAV Non Compressed Digital Files,
MP3 or CD
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your conversions are converted to the highest quality.
Reel to reel speeds 1.7/8ips, 3 3/4ips, 7 1/2ips and 15ips
from 1-4 tracks
All orders have their difficulties but we are highly experienced
in monitoring and adjusting levels as required. Our audio restoration services can
support clients with general level or complex restoration.
All orders can be converted to a choice of formats to include:
AIFF (MAC), BWF, WAV, MP3 or CD
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SPECIALIST AUDIO POST PRODUCTION COSTS
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