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Reel to Reel Transfer Service

Whatever type of reel to reel audio from your old reel tape recorders that you may have, send it to the Supaphoto team and we’ll lovingly digitise those home recordings onto the Supaphoto Cloud as a simple download, memory stick or CD. 

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly via recorded delivery. We’ll also send you a simple, step-by-step welcome pack straight to your inbox for peace of mind during the order process. 

2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service, a simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in. 

No Time For Words?
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Not everyone has the time to read pages of text.

That’s why we’re produced this simple overview of our service to you

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

Supaphoto Quality

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

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

Digital Download
Memory Stick
DVD in Case

One of Supaphoto's
Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s never-before-seen photographs. This material spanned Richard Attenborough’s extraordinary life and career and is now at the fingertips of students, researchers and the public.

Over the years, we’ve scanned thousands of photographs from prestigious multi album sets going as far back as early 1900’s for famous British politicians, the whole of Sir Richard Attenborough’s  personal collection of never-before-seen photographs, notes and more besides spanning his extraordinary life and career (accepted by Sussex University in lieu by HM Government from the Attenborough family) to thousands of everyday collections of photos from families throughout Sussex.

Proud team

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

Peace of Mind Updates

Yes, we know that it’s important to update you a key milestones in the transfer process.

15 Plus Years of Experience

We’ve converted over a million recordings over time, so you can trust of to take care of you

Reel to Reel Transfers

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. Noone was thinking then ‘ convert reel ‘ or other such thoughts since it was state of the art then!

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.

Reel to Reel Tapes

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. 

A reel to reel conversion near you

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. 

Audio Reel to Digital

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.

Common Questions

 Supaphoto Limited is a dedicated studio – a professional scanning service. It’s the fastest, easiest way to turn old reel to reel audio into digital audio files. Economically, we also offer a scanning service for photos and negatives with a super-fast turnaround.

Rest assured that if you have a large quantity of audio tapes, we’ll give you a great price to convert compact cassette tapes to digital. Just give us a call and our friendly team will do their best to help you.