Audio to Digital Conversion Service
Supaphoto is a dedicated nationwide service for digitising audio formats.
Our clients range from prestigious institutions, film companies to the general public. We also repair audio tapes.
Our studio is equipped with broadcast quality equipment to achieve best results. Safety of handling is a top priority.
On larger orders, we always strive to give a greater discount.
So call us now for some no-obligation, jargon-free advice on 0800 690 6160!
Welcome to Supaphoto
Supaphoto Nears it’s 20 Year Anniversary! - With 000’s of Satisfied Audio to Digital Customers
Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years now. We’ve thousands of happy clients ranging from countless private individuals to prestigious institutions, museums and film production companies. Over the years, we’ve accumulated countless positive reviews regarding photo scanning from happy clients and it would be a privilege if you became our next customer.
No job is too large or even too small. We are used to converting anything from a single photo album to a large collection.
Audio Formats that We Convert
There aren’t many types of audio that we don’t convert. From the classic cassette, to reel to reel and vinyl records, we’ll cover most people’s needs.
Convert Tape to Digital Service - What kind of audio tapes do we transfer?
We specialise in transferring Compact Cassettes, Reel to Reel Tapes, Dictaphone style Micro Cassettes, Mini Discs, 78 RPM Records DAT cassettes and CDs. We also repair audio tapes and convert CDs to Digital MP3 Files.
Common audio brands we are used handling – Scotch, Ampex, Philips, Agfa, BASF, Maxwell, TDK, BASF, Memorex and more besides
Whatever the brand, we’re used to handling the differences and making adjustments accordingly.
Supaphoto's Audio Digitising Advantages
Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed.
Security of Handling
We take security of handling very seriously
Free trimming and speed correction when necessary
Optional Advanced Service
Ideal for customers with material that needs more tender loving care
Choice of Output
Chose between Digital Files or DVD or go for a dual media safety pack
Before we transfer reel to reel tapes or audio cassettes to digital or CD, each tape is initially inspected for damage and repaired as necessary. Our audio transfer technicians will then process each tape using one of number of dedicated decks and software. Put simply, our objective is always to capture your audio recordings as faithfully as possible
We're Easy to Deal With
Understanding your goals and future-proofing your decision
When a customer is gracious enough to make an enquiry, we don’t leapt to any conclusions as to their end goal. That’s because we’ve learnt over time that people make initial enquiries with a variety of objectives in mind. Understanding this helps get things right first time and help future-proof their decision. Without this initial consultation, it’s easy to leave the client in a position where certain undiscussed goals might not be met.
A good example of this is where a clients’ compact cassette audio tapes are in poor condition and would like them improved. Alternatively, with reel to reel audio tapes where the client is not sure how much of the tape is used.
That’s one of the reasons why we’re different as Supaphoto – We’re determined to meet your needs first time around, whether they are small or large in ambition.
Commonly Requested Options
i) Reducing hiss on compact cassettes
We sometimes get asked if there’s anything that can be done to help here. Fortunately the answer is yes. It’s costs a little more but is worthwhile.
ii) MP3 Audio file option
Yes we can offer an MP3 file. These are great or playing and sharing generally. They are also ideal for playing on portable devices such as your mobile phone.
iii) Audio restoration
Beyond reducing hiss on tapes, there are many other services that we can offer which take more time and fall under the umbrella of audio restoration. Common issues that we are asked to tackle include hum, buzz, dropouts and more besides.
iiii) Audio Tape Repairs
We also repair audio tapes.
Sometimes we’re asked to offer a superior level of service to accommodate customers’ specific needs.
A Variety of Requests
We are used to dealing with a variety of requests in respect of audio tape conversions. Perhaps the most common request relates to hiss. This is a common issue with analogue tapes especially.
In general, we tend to reduce it rather than aim to remove it since a little background hiss sounds more natural and does not affect the overall sound.
Either way, at Supaphoto, we are happy to customise our service to suit you.
Formats we convert to
MP3 Digital Files
We invariably digitalise to MP3 digital files. The most popular audio format today is MP3 in most peoples view. MP3 files take up less hard-drive space than other audio files and offer excellent sound quality. However, this is also down to the original source quality too. Another benefit is that the reduced space the MP3 files take up on the hard disk allows you to store thousands of music files on your computer. You can also listen to them across a wide number of devices such as mobile phones, smart TV’s and smart bluetooth speakers. The files are typically compressed slightly for your convenience, which makes the file size more manageable.
CD in Supaphoto Presentation Case
You may also consider a CD in Supaphoto Presentation Case – Yes; we also generally convert to CD in the vast majority of cases. As well as being useful when giving a copy of your audio recordings to your family, the CD itself is just ‘plug and play’ – and very easy to use!
Our Audio Transfer Prices (Compact Cassettes)
1a. Standard Service
Single Media OutputMP3 Digital Audio Files or CD(s)
1 Tape - £29.99
2 - 5 Tapes - £24.99
6 Onwards - £21.99
Dual Media Safety OfferSet of MP3 Digital Files AND Supaphoto CD(s)
1 Tape - £44.98
2 - 5 Tapes - £39.98
6 Onwards - £36.98
1b. Advanced Service
Single Media OutputMP3 Digital Audio Files or CD(s)
1 Tape - £39.98
2 - 5 Tapes - £34.98
6 Onwards - £31.98
Dual Media Safety OfferSet of MP3 Digital Files AND Supaphoto CD(s)
1 Tape - £54.97
2 - 5 Tapes - £49.97
6 Onwards - £46.97
2. Media Choice & Output OptionsWhich Medio Output is Best?
Digital audio files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops or phones & can't get scratched. Enjoy home movie editing projects too
Most ask for CDs too in a lovely and protective presentation case. It’s also a vital safety back-up as digital files can easily be lost on a computer
Extra Copy of Mp3 Files on USB Memory Stick - £19.99
Just insert into your computer to play, share and enjoy!
Extension Digital Files - £9.99
Cost per Hour (Digital File captures where content exceeds 2 hours)
Extension CD(s) - £9.99
Cost per Hour (CDs produced where content exceeds 2 hours)
3. Common Requests & EnhancementsHere are just a few more
common requests that we receive
Additional Copy of CD - £7.99
Cost per CD Copy
A hard copy back-up set makes perfect sense
against digital files getting lost or damaged
Cassette Tape Repairs
Mould Treatment, Sticky Tape, etc..
(Minimum Charge per Tape) - £19.99
We have a wide range of solutions here, so it's always best to assess your tapes beforehand
Audio Editing Service (Cost Per Hour of Work) - £39.99
Audio Restoration Service (Cost Per Hour of Work) - £39.99
No upfront payment needed either! All prices include return delivery – tracked for peace of mind
Oh!.. and we often offer discounts for larger orders – so call us now..!
Give us a ring today on Freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line
One of Supaphoto's Proudest Photo Scanning Moments
Being Chosen to Proudly chosen to digitalise over 60 hours of personal audio recordings from a sleepy old village in Sussex!
Proudly chosen to digitalise over 60 hours of personal audio recordings from a sleepy old village in Sussex!
In 2002, Ditchling History Project started collecting collect oral histories of Ditchling. Each story is an amazing first-hand account told by the person who experienced it. We are proud to have partnered with them. They now have a collection of over 35 oral histories many of which are linked to Ditchling in the Second World War and are made available through their publication, ‘Memories of War’ – an amazing archive.
A Few More Examples of Our Audio Digitising Work
Reproduced with Kind Permission From Clients
French woman speaking about her first years in England back in the 1940s
Why Choose Supaphoto?
Because you can trust us to take care of your memories as if they were our own
1st Class Quality
Supaphoto’s safe and dedicated studio has been designed with the goal of digitising films to an extremely high standard.
Our latest HD cine film scanners employ broadcast-quality features which result in a stunning finish.
Our clients range from prestigious institutions, TV production companies to thousands of satisfied private individuals. Just take a look on Google to see or reviews!
We know that your investment is one of the most memorable gifts you will give to yourself and your family.
With this in mind, we’ve done everything we can to make the process as simple as possible for you.
We are always happy to speak on the phone and help you through the process.
And by the way – we do our best not to use jargon.
Peace of Mind
For over 15 years, we’ve been transferring your memories with passion and dedication.
At the centre of what we do is a safe handling policy that we take very seriously.
Rest assured that we’ll take good care of your precious material, regularly updating you along the way.
We understand that this is an important decision for you.
We're a Passionate Team
We love what we do and care deeply about what it means to you
Thousands of Satisfied Customers
Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years with 000s of happy customers
Your Happiness Matters
If you are not satisfied with the results, nor are we. That’s the Supaphoto way
We're a Passionate Team
When it comes to photo album scanning, you can chose between having each photo individually scanned or having the whole page reproduced to maintain the original look and feel. Many clients choose both
Reproduced in Great Quality
We’ve been doing this for many years so understand fully what’s needed to get a good quality result. There are many considerations to make when scanning photo albums but rest assured that we always prioritise quality
Have Fun With Next Steps
Once we’ve carefully digitalised your albums, you’ll be able to have fun doing a variety of things – Simply viewing them on your computer, sharing them, printing them or even converting into beautiful photo books
Trusted Parner to Thousands of Private Individuals, Institutions & TV Production Companies
We’ve helped 000s of private individuals to share, preserve and enjoy their films over the years
Museums and Other Institutions
We’ve had the honour of converting countless films and recordings for prestigious museums too
TV & Film Production Companies
We’re proud to have been chosen by numerous film production companies over the years
Typical reasons our customers convert their tapes
Old media decays over time, by transferring it soon you can save your memories from fading away
i) Preserving their material
The following tips will ensure a longer lifespan:
– Try to store your magnetic tapes away from heat, humidity and light
– Try to pack away reel-to-reel tapes with the “tails” out in an upright position
– Keep magnetic tapes away from other devices with magnetic fields
Magnetic tapes are bound together using a gelatin-like glue that binds together the thin tape and magnetic strips. In effect, the two layers need to be attached for the magnetic signals to work properly in any magnetic recording device. The binder coating in cassette tapes for example can lose lubrication and cohesiveness over the passage of time. The binder coating can also get quite “sticky” if the cassette tape is hardly used. We always suggest playing your cassette tapes at least once a year. This is simply to prevent the layers from sticking to one another.
Two quite common factors for cassette tape deterioration are heat and tape recorder malfunctions that happen more often than you’d like. Even if you try to take care of your cassette tapes, time will always take its toll on them. Ultimately, this is why backing up your cassette tapes with a digitised version is strongly recommended.
If you digitise your media and put it on formats where it can be viewed, you can share your media with friends and loved ones.
Sometimes it’s a simple as being able to view their material again. You can also easily share your audio recordings over the internet at zero cost so there’s often no need at all to make expensive copies. It’s also so much more convenient to view your images on a large TV screen, computer or even in the form of newly printed photo books without loose images falling out onto the floor.
Our services are also often used when people are considering giving gifts. We frequently see customers create CDs in Supaphoto presentation cases for special birthdays or other events. Often it’s for weddings or Christmas presents. The list goes on. Whatever your idea, with a little bit of planning, you’ll be able impress your friends and family with a gift that’s truly unique. Make your family’s smiles last for many years to come!
Audio tapes in boxes always take up a lot of space and create clutter. Digitalising them will sort this issue out too!
Once your media is in digital format you can have fun editing it!
There’s so much fun that you can have once your audio tapes have been digitalised. You can really take control over your family archive!
Here’s just a few of the most common projects that our customers have fun with:
– Creating an unexpected gist in the form of a CD.
– Adding your audio files to your social media website
– Blending your audio recordings with your videos to make a unique film
Don’t Just Take our Word For it...
Helpful, friendly, jargon-free but zero obligation advice!
Supaphoto has been in this area for many years now so are well positioned to give you first rate advice that will often save you spending more than you need to. Likewise we’re often advising people about steps they can take after we’ve return their material to them – for example how to edit and share their digitalised material with their family after we have carried out the work.
Whenever we help people this in this way, Supaphoto takes a huge amount of pride ourselves in explaining things in jargon-free simple terms – it’s another example of what makes Supaphoto different.
Audio Gift Ideas
Here are just two audio gift ideas to start you off:
– Supaphoto presentation case with CD – looks lovely
– Mixing pictures and audio into slideshow – personalise your gift and make it special
Audio Gift Occasions
Make the magic happen! – Contact us now!
Just call us on Freephone 0800 690 6160 to discuss our audio to digital cinversion service or email us for further information. And remember to ask about possible discounts on larger quantities!