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Convert Audio Cassette Tapes To Digital Service

Convert Reel to Reel Tapes To Digital Service

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The first reel to reel tape recorder was invented in Germany in the 1920s and started to gain popularity in the U.S. in the 1950s. While the sound quality of the audio reel was far superior to the audio cassette tape, cassette players were less expensive, smaller, and portable. As such, by the 1980s, many reel to reel manufacturers ceased production. Old reel to reel machines were consigned to the audiophile dust bin, dark corners of basements, or donated to thrift shops.

Perhaps you uncovered a treasure trove of reel to reel audio tapes at an estate sale, or maybe you inherited them from a relative and have fond childhood memories of the bulky and fascinating machine that played them. Today, reel to reel tapes and players have become prized possessions for audiophiles in much the same way as vinyl has enjoyed a resurgence. A new consumer line of tape decks was introduced and you can still find used ones. For everyone else, reel to reel tapes are an intriguing, archaic, and unplayable media gathering dust, with potential musical or personal treasures hidden within.

What Sets Our Reel to Reel Transfer Services Apart?

If you’re looking for a service to convert reel to reel to digital, look no further. ScanCafe is award-winning and has garnered glowing customer reviews because we treat everyone’s precious memories like our own. We understand that your reels may have recordings with personal meaning or maybe even musical masterpieces. And at ScanCafe, all services are performed at our state-of-the-art processing facility in Indianapolis and never outsourced. We deliver the digital files and originals back to you in 3 to 4 weeks.

ScanCafe’s Safety and Quality Promise

At ScanCafe, we go above and beyond to ensure your reel to reel tapes are digitized securely and with the best sound quality. Our vast experience ensures that services are performed correctly, efficiently, affordably, and safely. We appreciate how important musical memories are to our customers, so we go the extra mile to protect them, door to door. In fact, we take this so seriously, we track your order with video surveillance and offer up to a $1000 safe handling guarantee.

How Converting Reel to Reel Tapes to Digital Works

At ScanCafe, the process we use to transfer audio reels to digital closely mirrors how we transfer film. We use a state-of-the-art deck to capture the sound from your reels from start to finish without missing a beat, and then convert this to a .wav file. Keep in mind we don’t offer track separation since post processing of the files isn’t performed.

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All you need to do is ship your reel to reel to us and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

ScanCafe's Technicians
Your reel to reel tapes will be digitized at our Indianapolis lab, with a 3-4 week turnaround time.

Enjoy & Share
The end result is memories safely transferred from reel to reel tapes to a .WAV file and your choice of digital download for cloud storage or USB drive.

Delivery Options

ScanCafe customers love the quality of our top-notch services, as well as our flexible delivery options. Our convenient options make it easy to download sound files to your computer or any device connected to the internet. You can choose from the following delivery options:

  • Digital download
  • USB option

Our standard delivery method is a digital download with a link that remains active for a full 6 months from the time of "Checkout". If you choose our standard method and wish to continue downloading content after 6 months, you must contact our customer service team prior to this date at [email protected] or call us at (866) 234-3909. Otherwise, our servers will automatically delete content after 6 months. Also, please keep in mind that the reactivated link is only valid for 7 days.

Is your memory in a different audio format?

We also convert Audio Cassette Tapes!

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