Save your precious deteriorating original reel-to-reel with our audio reel to reel service. The audio signal is digitized using our professional audio cards, then our audio engineers do some light post-processing to remove the inherent tape hiss, trim tracks, amplify and even out the levels. You can have your mp4 audio on a CD to play at home, in the car and on your computer or on a flash drive! Each CD is printed with your personalized title and a personalized jewel case.
Reel-to-reel tape, also known as open reel tapes came in many shapes and sizes. Most commonly reels are a 1/4 inch in width. Reel sizes ranges from 3″ to 10″ and larger and runtime really depends based on recorded speed and how much tape was used.
REEL-TO-REEL SIZES AND RUNTIMES
Depending on how the initial Reel tape was recorded (stereo/mono, single/double sided), the below runtimes may be doubled or quadrupled.
|Tape Speed in Inches Per Second|
|Reel Size||Tape Length||1 7/8 IPS||3 3/4 IPS||7 1/2 IPS||15 IPS|
|3″||150 ft.||16 mins||8 mins||4 mins||2 mins|
|4″||300 ft.||32 mins||16 mins||8 mins||4 mins|
|5″||600 ft.||1 hr 4 mins||32 mins||16 mins||8 mins|
|6″||900 ft.||1 hr 36 mins||48 mins||24 mins||12 mins|
|7″||1200 ft.||2 hr 8 mins||1 hr 4 mins||32 mins||16 mins|
|8″||1800 ft.||3 hr 12 mins||1 hr 36 mins||48 mins||24 mins|
|10 1/2″||2400 ft.||4 hr 16 mins||2 hr 8 mins||1 hr 4 mins||32 mins|
|10 1/2″||3600 ft.||6 hr 24 mins||3 hr 12 mins||1 hr 36 mins||48 mins|
|This transfer will require 4+ CD’s||This transfer will require 3 CD’s||This transfer will require 2 CD’s|