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Reel to Reel Tape Transfer

We professionally transfer audio reels to digital format files and CD utilising the very latest audio tape transfer technology.

We can restore and convert 1/4"  home recorded tapes and studio tapes.

All our audio tape restoration and transfer procedures are undertaken in-house at our studios by true vintage audio media enthusiasts.

For over 30 years we have been pleased to serve thousands of satisfied customers with our high quality personal service and competitive pricing.

Let us transfer your reel to reel tapes to CD or computer files, and preserve your precious memories for all to enjoy again.

Reel to Reel to Computer Files

We can convert reels of audio tape to WAV (for Windows), AIFF (for MAC) or MP3. Each tape side will be saved as an individual audio file. The files will be ready to play on your computer or laptop, and are ideal for storage, or for importing into your computer editing software to create your own CD's.

The digital files are supplied to you on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, memory stick or card.

Reel to Reel to CD

The CD will be ready to play on your CD player or computer, and will feature a single track for each side of the tape. The tracks will allow you to select a recording without having to fast forward or rewind, as you had to with the tape. Each CD can accomodate up to one hour and twenty minutes.

How We Transfer Audio Reels

We use professional reel to reel players to play tapes at speeds 1 7/8ips, 3 3/4ips, 7 1/2ips and 15ips, and from 1 to 4 tracks. We constantly monitor the tape transfer as it progresses.

We often encounter individual tapes with varying recording speeds and/or track configurations, and by monitoring the transfer we can adjust these settings, and also sound levels as required. We may also pause the transfer during any very long blank sections, you are only charged for the recorded time.

Competitive Prices

We can convert domestic and studio format 1/4" open reels of audio tape. All reel sizes, playback speeds and track configurations are catered for.

Wether you choose CD or computer files, the same low price applies. For your domestic home recorded tapes we charge per recorded hour rather than per tape. Some tapes, after all, may only contain a few minutes.

The running times of each recording from your tape(s) are added together, to determine the total running time of your order. Transfer price to any one format costs only £20.00 per recorded hour.

Studio recorded tapes are priced at £25.00 per reel.

Studio Recorded Audio Reels

We use two and four track professional Revox and Teac reel to reel machines to transfer your 1/4" studio recorded tapes at 7 1/2ips and 15ips.

Dolby Noise Reduction

We can transfer tapes with Dolby encoding when required.

Sticky Shed Syndrome

A problem we are experiencing ever increasingly with open reel studio grade tapes, particularly from the 1970's and '80s. The tapes absorb moisture and become sticky. The solution is for us to expertly dry out or 'bake' them.

Customers Feedback

Subject: Reel to Reel Tape

Digital CD copies of my old reel to reel tape recording received and played. The digital CDs have excellent sound quality. I am exceptionaly pleased with the result.
Best Regards. Trevor

Subject: Open Reel Tape Conversion

When I found an old 6" reel to reel tape in my attic - I had no means of hearing the content. I dug out my old Tape Recorder with great anticipation until I realised it's works had seized up. Thanks to Digital Copycat I have just received over 6 hours of 'nostalgia' transferred from my 40 year old tape to 8 new CDs. An absolutely brilliant service.
Thank you so much.

About Us

We are proud to offer you our premium audio reel transfer service.

With over 35 years experience of audio tape restoration and conversion, our family business was born out of a passion for vintage film and tape formats, and the equipment that was used to create and play them.

With several decades of experience producing and editing audio tape recordings, we started copying reel to reel tapes when it was popular to have them transferred to cassette. During this time both tape formats were still being used in domestic enviroments and Hi Fi set ups. We have been copying reel to reel tapes and archiving them to more convenient and secure digital formats ever since the recordable CD was introduced

Technology has moved on in leaps and bounds over the years, and we have always invested in the latest technology to ensure our customers receive the highest quality audio transfer possible.

Handling and working with delicate audio tape demands experience, patience and care. All our tape restoration and conversion procedures are carefully performed by us 'in house' at our studios.

With our commitment for providing a professional quality service, you can be assured that your priceless audio tapes are in safe hands. We know you will be delighted by the results.

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Serving customers across the UK and locally including - Swanage, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester,
Isle of Wight, Poole, Southampton, Wareham, Weymouth, in counties of Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire..
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