¼’’ Domestic Reel-To-Reel Tape to CD and Digital Files | Audio Specialists Oxfordshire UK

Audio Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre

AUDIO REEL TO REEL OXFORDSHIRE UK  

Domestic Reel to Reel to CD, WAV, FLAC, MP3 (1/4inch magnetic tape)

standard cassettes | micro cassettes  | 8-tracks  | vinyl records  | domestic reel to reel  | cd ripping  | pro reel to reel  | dat audio tape | laserdiscs

For domestic reels we use Sony model TC-377 machines, which are a specialist 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system, which can take reel size: up to 7 inch reel, and support tape speeds: 1 7⁄8 3 3⁄4 7 1⁄2 ips.  These machines are perfect for converting your domestic reels into high quality WAV files or CDs.

Reel to reel audio was once the most popular format for recording and storing audio. After the development and rise of the audio cassette, reel to reel eventually faded into obscurity. As a result, audio reels are difficult to listen to due to outdated and hard to find equipment. We can help you transfer your reel to reel to CD and convert them to long lasting archival discs or music files on your computer.

Recording One Direction
Sinqle Track
Recording Both Directions
Double Track
Time Chart Monophonic Stereophonic Monophonic Stereophonic
1 Track 2 Track 2 Track 4 Track
Feet 1 7/ 8
iQS
3 3/ 4
iQS
7 1/ 2
iQS
15
iQS
1 7/ 8
iQS
3 3/ 4
iQS
7 1/ 2
iQS
15
iQS
150 ' 15 min 7.5 min 4 min 2 min 30 min 15 min 7.5 min 4 min
300 ' 30 min 15 min 7.5 min 4 min 60 min 30 min 15 min 7.5 min
600 ' 60 min 30 min 15 min 8 min 120 min 60 min 30 min 15 min
1200 ' 120 min 60 min 30 min 15 min 240 min 120 min 60 min 30 min
1800' 180 min 90 min 45 min 22.5 min 360 min 180 min 90 min 45 min
2400 ' 240 min 120 min 60 min 30 min 480 min 240 min 120 min 60 min
3600 ' 360 min 180 min 90 min 45 min 720 min 480 min 180 min 90 min

Tape Speed -  the speed at which the tape is run is not determined by its manufacturer, it’s set by the operator of the recorder at the time of recording. If the operator did not somehow indicate what speed was used, then the tape speed can only be determined by playing the tape. Tape speed is specified as inches per second, typically abbreviated IPS. The standard speeds for ¼” audio reels are:

  • • 1-7/8 IPS Domestic Reels
  • • 3-3/4 IPS Domestic Reels
  • • 7-1/2 IPS Domestic or Professional
  • • 15 IPS Professional
  • • 30 IPS Professional

Slow speeds are used to obtain enough runtime to fit the recording on a given length of tape. The slower the tape speed, the more content will fit on the reel. High speeds are used to maximize the fidelity of the recording. The higher the tape speed, the greater the fidelity.

Corporate, Heritage and Consumer Audio Tape Digitisation
Domestic and Multi-Track Reel to Reel
Tapes, Studio Masters, Cassettes and Dictaphone Tape Conversion

Output to Waveform Audio File Format (WAV, WAVE, Broadcast BWF)
AIFF, MP3 or CD

16-bit 44.1 kHz (CD) upto 24-bit 192 kHz
Our service supports consumer, corporate, production houses and heritage with
professional, high quality audio conversions, from 1 unit to 1000's.

Clients include Open University, All Souls College, Oxford University, Production
Houses. We support NDA clients with confidential orders that require specialist work.
CASSETTE SERVICES PER TAPE 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Cassettes, Dictaphone, Mini and Micro Cassettes
Cassettes - 30mins 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00 10.00
Cassettes - 60mins 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Cassettes - 90mins 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00
Cassettes - 120mins 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00
Tape baking per reel - if required 5.00
Audio restoration per cassette 10.00
1/4" DOMESTIC SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Domestic reel to reel - 30mins 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Domestic reel to reel - 60mins 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00
Domestic reel to reel - 90mins 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00
Domestic reel to reel - 120mins 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00
Domestic reel to reel - 180mins 30.00 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00
Tape baking per reel - if required 5.00
Audio restoration per reel 10.00
Reels are converted with a general audio restoration. If you require a more detailed
restoration, then an additional charge of £10.00 per reel will apply.

Domestic spool diameters are 3.25", 5" and 7"
with recording speeds of either 1 7/8 ips, 3 3/4 ips or 7 1/2 ips
and usually quarter-track (4 track) mono or stereo.
1/4" HALF/2-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
2-track studio master professional tape 7" 30.00 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00
2-track studio master professional tape 10.5" 40.00 38.00 36.00 34.00 32.00
Prices include baking
Spool diameters are 7" and 10.5" half-track
(2-track) stereo running at 15 ips or 30 ips.
1/4" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
4-track professional tape 10.5" 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00
8-track professional tape 10.5" 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00
Prices include baking
1/2" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
1/2 inch 2-track professional tape 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00
1/2 inch 4-track professional tape 70.00 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00
1/2 inch 8-track professional tape 80.00 75.00 70.00 65.00 60.00
1/2 inch 16-track professional tape 100.00 95.00 90.00 85.00 80.00
Prices include baking
Please contact us for a detailed quotation based upon your
requirements
1" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
1 inch 4-track professional tape 70.00
1 inch 8-track professional tape 90.00
1 inch 16-track professional tape 110.00
1 inch 24-track professional tape 130.00
Prices include baking
Please contact us for a detailed quotation based upon your
requirements

 

Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com