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Audio Reel-to-reel to Digital

Reel-to-reel Audio Converted to Files or CD

Reel-to-reel to MP3 file
Reel-to-Reel to CD & MP3
Reel-to-reel to Audio CD
Reel to Reel Audio to CD

Reel-to-reel audio tapes were the high quality recording option back in their day. They had several recording speeds and tape lengths. Today, it's difficult to find working players. You may have tapes that were recorded by family members and you have no idea what is on them! Let us help! We can convert your tapes to an audio file or CD.

All conversions are done here in our office. They are safe with us. We will convert your analog audio to digital. Next, we "clean" the audio by removing and reducing the hiss and hum to improve the quality of your final CD or audio file. There's no charge for audio cleaning.




 

"They are doing an awesome job converting some very old reel-to-reel tape recordings and vinyl albums into digital format (WAV and MP3) so that I can upload them to cloud storage and share them with other members of the choir that made the recordings in the 1960's and 1970's."

- Daniel H. (Facebook)



FAQs

How much audio is on my reel-to-reel?
I want audio files. Do I want MP3 or WAV?
What happens if my audio is longer than what will fit on one CD?
How do I get the audio files?
Do you offer any other file types besides MP3 and WAV?
Can you convert music that I purchased?



Looking for other audio conversions?
We also convert:
Audio Cassettes to Digital Record Albums to Digital
Audio Cassettes Vinyl Records



MP3 or WAV files
Quick Tips about Audio Files
  • Audio files can hold hours of content in one file.
  • For recorded music, an individual file can be created for each song. This is dependent on gaps of silence between songs.
  • For live music, individual song files may not be as accurate due to crowd noise.
  • WAV files are higher quality and are recommended if you plan to edit your audio.


Audio CD
Quick Tips about Audio CDs
  • Audio CDs can only hold about 80 minutes.
  • For recorded music, CD tracks can be added if desired.
  • For voice recordings, we recommend a single track.
  • Audio CD files cannot be copied off and used. However, you can use software to rip the CD and create audio files.
  • CDs can be custom printed with your text and include a space-saving CD case.




How much audio is on my reel-to-reel?

Audio Reel Size (length) 1 7/8 ips
speed
3 3/4 ips
speed
7 1/2 ips
speed
15 ips
speed
3" (150 feet) 16 minutes 8 minutes 4 minutes 2 minutes
4" (300 feet) 32 minutes 16 minutes 8 minutes 4 minutes
5" (600 feet) 64 minutes 32 minutes 16 minutes 8 minutes
7" (1200 feet) 128 minutes 64 minutes 32 minutes 16 minutes
10.5" (2400 feet) 256 minutes 128 minutes 64 minutes 32 minutes

Note: The speed is measured in inches per second (ips). The feet and lengths listed above are for common reels. Reels can be mono or stereo, and some reels can contain multiple recording speeds.


Reel to Reel Audio