Convert your audio cassette tapes and records to digital files.
Now you can preserve the older audio formats you love! Convert audio cassette tapes, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel, and vinyl records to digital-with options for flash drives and digital downloads.
Your Audio Tapes or Records Won't Last Forever
It is easy to accidentally damage vinyls and tapes, causing the quality to deteriorate or stop working altogether. These formats are also vulnerable to damage from the elements.
Locally Transferred inRichmond, Virginia
All this digital converting is performed in Richmond VA, we have an efficient team of people that focuses on your audio, so the quality is the best. Your audio tapes are individually handled with care to ensure the best quality.
Accepted Audio Formats
- Cassette Tapes
- Microcassette Tapes
- 8-Track Tapes
- Reel-to-Reel (up to 7")
- Records 78 RPM
- Records LP 33⅓ RPM
- Records 45 RPM
Quick Turnaround & Quality Transfer
Depending on the number of tapes and vinyls that you provide for digitizing, the turnaround time will vary and could take 2-6 weeks or sooner. Once we receive your audio tapes and vinyls, they will be inspected and examined to determine the best method to digitize them. We can't make old audio sound brand new but we will do our best to preserve the quality that is there.
*Please note, older records may require restoration or repair. Estimate provided before or during project.
Cassette Tape Repair
Cassette tapes can get damaged or break due to age. If you bring us a tape and we find that it is broken, we will notify you before repairing it. We have the tools and knowledge to help repair your tape before we transfer it.
Use the form below to get a quick estimate. Prices may vary.
How many audio formats do you have?
How do you want to receive your media?
After your audio has been digitized, we need to place them on a data storage device for you to use.
Audio Transfer |
We digitize four of the most commonly used audio media formats.
1963 ~ Present
Cassette tapes arrived in the USA around 1964. It wasn’t until 1966 that the first pre-recorded music cassettes were released. It became very popular by the late 1970’s and 1980's with the invention of portable music devices such as boomboxes and the Walkman. Cassettes eventually lost sales to CD’s by the 1990's.
1964 ~ 1983
This sound recording technology was popular in the United States from the mid 1960’s to the early 1980’s, but the 8-track tape was relatively unknown outside of a handful of countries. The main appeal of the 8-track was it did not have to be flipped over, like a vinyl record, to play the alternate set of tracks.
1950's ~ Present
Reel-to-Reel magnetic tape (¼-inch) was first used for professional recordings after 1948. It was backed by Bing Crosby, Les Paul, and many others who saw its potential. By 1958, Reel-to-Reel became available for home use. As it evolved, the quality became better and added additional tracks in the 1970's. It was eventually replaced by the small, portable 'cassette tape' by 1980.
1901 ~ Present
Records have entertained and delighted collectors and listeners alike since the early 1900’s. The invention of the cassette tape and the CD caused a major blow to the vinyl market, and there was a continued decline in their sales. However, since 2010 vinyl records have seen a steady resurgence.
Digital Audio File Formats
After your audio has been digitized, we can save it into a common digital format of your choosing.
MPEG Layer III (aka MP3) uses lossy data-compression. This audio format gave life to Video-CD's in the early 90's and made Napster a household name. M4A replaced it around 2007.
Originally designed for the MPEG4 video format, M4A audio (aka ACC) replaced MP3 as the most used audio file format. M4A is used with just about every online music service on the internet today.
Commonly used for storing uncompressed (PCM), CD-quality sound files. Wave files can also contain data encoded with a variety of (lossy) codecs to reduce the file size.
Plus dozens of other digital formats - professional and consumer.
Add+On Audio Services
Do you require something a little more than just an audio transfer? We offer many additional audio processing services to help with restoring or improving your media.
On audio tracks, noise is unwanted or unpleasant sound that exists along with the desired sound. Our noise reduction process works to remove the unwanted noise from the digitized audio tracks. This does increase the conversion time for each audio track, which is why it is an add-on service.
Equalization has to do with the different levels of frequencies in an audio signal. The most commonly known controls are treble (high frequencies) and bass (low frequencies). This process does increase the conversion time for each audio track, which is why it is categorized as an add-on service.
As standard practice, we record the full audio from start to finish as-is. However, with our Audio Editing add-on service we can manipulate the audio track’s length, arrangement, volume, and speed. This is done by cutting, pasting, and deleting. Not to be confused with audio production.
New We've added a great new service to help turn your tapes and recordings into a standard text file. Once we have digitized your audio, we then use special software to transcribe it into a computer text file. We can save the transcribed audio as a MS Word document (.docx) or a plain text document (.txt).
Why we are better.
We are a unique business and we can focus more attention and quality to your memories than 'big box' transfer companies.
Safe & Secure
All media is processed in-house in Richmond, VA. We take extra care in handling your media.
30+ Years of Experience
We are media production experts and been converting media into different formats for 30+ years.
We Are Local
Don't worry about your media being sent to another state. We are located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia.
Handle with Care
We carefully handle your media as if it were our own. We return all original media back to you for safe keeping.
Testimonials & Reviews
We've helped many families and businesses throughout Virginia and the country.