Reel to Reel Tape Transfer Service
Whatever type of reel to reel audio you may have, send it to Supaphoto and we’ll carefully digitise those home recordings onto the Supaphoto Cloud as a simple download, memory stick or CD.
Preserving the Past for the Future
The gift no-one will forget
1. Package Them Up
Just package up your material and send it to us. We can also optionally arrange for collection. Tracking gives peace of mind.
2. We’ll Lovingly Digitalise Them
We love what we do. We’ve carefully digitalised millions of memories over 20 years. You’ll get regular updates too.
3. View, Share & Enjoy
Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service. A simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Just to view and listen or even have fun editing them!
Expert Audio Transfers
Reel to reel audio recording format was one of the first tape recording technologies. First developed in the early decades of the 20th century the format used a magnetic tape onto which information could be recorded. Whilst the popular use of reel to reel audio technologies largely dried up in the final decades of the 20th century the technology was kept alive by a rich culture of audiophiles and musicians.
Today reel audio tapes are experiencing a similar comeback to that of vinyl. New and experienced listeners are reaching into the history of audio recording on the hunt for novel technologies that offer a different experience to digital audio recording.
The difficulty is that it can be hard to find equipment that can play these old formats. Working tape machines that can play reel to reel tapes are increasingly hard to come by and are often very expensive to purchase.
At Supaphoto we believe that the history of audio recording should be kept alive so that it can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. That’s why we’re so proud of our audio tape transfer service. Our team of audio technicians have over 10 years of experience digitising reel to reel audio tapes in a way that will preserve the richness of the original recording whilst digitising reel to reel audio tapes.
We know that for many listeners, the process of collecting and learning to use old equipment is an exciting part of the process. Old cassette tapes and analog recorders have an irreplaceable quality that are individual to the machines themselves.
We see our audio reel to conversion service as a compliment to this experience. That’s because many reel to reel recordings are one of a kind recordings that would be irreplaceable if anything happened to reel or playback equipment. Transferring reel tapes to cd and having digital back ups of reel to reel tapes just makes sense. Once you’ve got a digital copy of your old reel to reel tapes you can listen to your recordings without ever needing to worry that they might get damaged.
One of the most exciting things about reel to reel tapes is how open they are. Unlike many modern technologies that are designed to prevent modification, reel to reel tapes practically invite it. That’s because their open design with its open reels makes it easy to take the tape and play around with it.
This is one of the big reasons that reel to reel tapes have remained so popular with musicians. The open source design of reel to reel has made it a go-to recording format for people looking to experiment with audio recording and editing.
But this open design also exposes the magnetic tape to the open air and so increases the likelihood of damage. Add to this the fact that most reel to reel tapes have an archival lifespan of 70 years when kept in climate controlled conditions. Because many tapes haven’t been kept in these conditions they are more likely to have suffered some kind of decay over their lifespan.
Reel to Reel Tapes
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Once our technicians have finished transferring your reel to reel recordings we can offer you several storage options for your digital audio files. Popular options include.
Reel to reel to CD – We will transfer MP3 audio files of your original audio onto CDs compatible with most modern audio players.
Reel to Reel to external harddrive – We will transfer MP3 audio files of your original audio onto an external hard drive compatible with most modern TVs, PCs and MAC computers.
When it comes to choosing a partner for your reel to reel tape to cd conversion service or looking to transfer reel to reel tapes to computer, we’re confident that our team will be able to help you find the best solution to meet your needs.
Did You Know?:
Reel to reel tapes were a popular method of musical experimentation during the 1960s and 1970s. Artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa all experimented with the format to produce their distinctive musical styles.
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We think that the most responsible answer to this problem lies in transferring reel to reel recordings into digital format. Our team of technicians are able to produce high quality (but not high speed by the way!) transfers of the original audio recording that can then be archived for future reference and enjoyment.
We pride ourselves on our ability to make the highest quality transfers to suit your particular needs. We know that sometimes the crackle of distortion is an important part of a musical piece. At other times, reducing these distorting artefacts may actually be desirable. Our advanced audio coding technologies allow us to produce sympathetic restorations of your original reel to reel tapes to suit your individual needs. You will then have both your original master tape as well as digital transfers as a backup against potential loss or damage.