Microcassette to CD San Diego
Transfer Microcassette Tapes
Microcassettes were a popular format typically used in hand held voice recorders, or home answering machines. Our office is equipped to transfer your microcassette tapes to CD or MP3 right in San Diego. Transferring them to a digital format will preserve your audio, and allow you to listen to it on your computer, and other devices!
Audio Restoration Services
Check out our professional audio restoration services. We provide two levels of service depending on how much restoration your audio needs.
Microcassette to CD San Diego - Pricing
Audio Cassette to CD
|Transfer to CD||Transfer to Hard Drive|
|Pricing (per tape)||$19.99||$19.99|
- We use a professional, high-quality tape deck to ensure the best quality transfer. All audio is recorded onto the highest grade CDs.
- For quantities over 20 tapes, additional bulk discounts apply. Please inquire at the time of your order.
- Blu-ray data disc: Add $20 per Blu-ray data disc. Blu-ray discs can hold up to 25GB of data. (Must have BD-R optical drive to read data)
Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra CD/DVD copies packaged and ready for only $10 each.$10 per CD / DVD
Looking to convert your CD collection to digital music files? We can help! Our professional audio CD ripping services provide you with the freedom to enjoy your music anywhere. Convert your CDs to MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless & WAV locally.Click for Pricing
Upgrade to Blu-ray
Upgrade your audio transfer order to our Blu-Ray discs for only $20! We'll place your music as data on a Blu-ray disc, which holds much more data than a CD or DVD. For more information about our Blu-ray services, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.$20 per Blu-ray disc
Tape Repair Service
Tape Repair Service is only $30 per tape. Re-splicing the tape and replacing the cassette shell when necessary are included in this service. Repaired tapes must go through our tape transfer service after the repair has finished. Got a simple fix? Check out our Video Tape Repair Guide.$30 per tape
We also offer post-recording audio restoration on the media you have transferred. Among them are noise, click, pop and scratch reduction/removal, normalization, equalization, and track splicing (creating one good copy from two bad ones). This service is offered at $40 per half hour of editing time.
Basic Restoration: $20 per media piece
Advanced Restoration: $40 per media piece
Premium Restoration: $80 per media piece
Transfer Microcassette to CD
Microcassettes were introduced by Olympus in 1969. It uses the same tape width as a standard audio cassette, but the tape is thinner and contained in a much smaller casing. Microcassettes are also recorded and played back at a slower speed in order to compete with the recording length of the standard audio cassette.
Microcassettes could be recorded in two different speeds interchangeably at either 2.4 cm per second, or 1.2 cm per second which would double the recording time. So if you had a 90 minute microcassette recorded at 1.2 cm per second, you would have about 3 hours of recording time on that little cassette! Don’t hesitate to convert your old microcassettes to a digital format that will stand the test of time.
Microcassette to CD Transfer Process
Prior to the microcassette to CD transfer, your media will be inspected by our microcassette transfer technician to check for any inconsistancies or damage to the tape or audio cassette. If we notice something that would prevent the transfer of your microcassette to CD, we will give you a call to let you know the source of the problem, and if it’s repairable. Once the microcassette to CD order is completed, we store your files to our in-house computers, the audio is run through audio editing software which allows the audio transfer technician to determine the sound quality of the microcassette to CD transfer. If needed, we offer basic audio cleanup services to remove recording errors or other problems which are common in older analog recordings. Once the recording is determined to be of optimum quality, it will then be burned to a 100-year archival audio CD and then labeled to your specifications.
Keep in mind that audio CDs can hold up to 74 minutes of recording time. For microcassettes over 74 minutes, we will have to break up the tape onto two CDs in order to process the order. Typically in this event, after the microcassette audio transfer, we would split the recording evenly in order to fit everything onto the other disc. We can combine or mix your audio in any fashion you choose.
When you bring microcassette in for transferring, you have the option to set up what’s called “track splits”. Track splitting will enable you to skip from one track to another while playing the CD in your CD Player. This is especially useful for microcassettes with recorded music, as you can switch songs easier than ever before.
Basic Microcassette Audio Editing
With our basic audio editing services, we can help fix up the minor problems that may be present in your microcassette recordings. Our audio transfer technicians are trained on a wide variety of methods to remedy audio issues.
- Speed up or slow down your audio. Older microcassette tapes were often capable of being recorded at different speeds. If you have an microcassette tape that plays either too fast, or too slow, we can fix this by digitally adjusting the playback speed to the perfect level.
- Remove unwanted sound from recordings – If you had ever wanted to clean up your microcassette tape by removing randomly placed blips of static or noise, we can remove any unwanted noises or whole chunks of audio, if desired.
- Custom-placed track splitting – We can strategically place track splits anywhere in your recording!
- Remove static hums and hiss from your audio – We can greatly diminish the presence of a static humming or hiss sound that persists throughout your recording. Depending on the quality of the original cassette, we can produce some amazing results.
- Pop/Click removal – Older audio generally exhibits some form of degradation such as clicking and popping. This is mostly caused by dust and dirt that has clung onto your audio over the years.
Microcassette Audio Restoration
Do your recordings have some audio issues? Our audio restoration service can help to revitalize your old recordings. Our audio restoration technicians are heavily experienced with handling a wide array of older audio recordings with a variety of symptoms. Although often a complicated process, we can usually greatly diminish many common problems associated with older analog media. Please speak to your local audio technician if you have any questions.
Transferring Microcassette to MP3
While CDs are the most convenient format for most customers, we can transfer your microcassette audio into just about any file format you can think of. You can specify bit rate, number of channels as well as hertz for your custom MP3 or WAV file. The default MP3 settings are 320 kilobits per second at 44,100 hertz. If you are bringing in your own flash/hard drive with data on it to store these files, there is a $15 setup fee. There is no fee if your drive does not have data on it or if we’ve provided the drive for you.
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