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"I received my order of the 3 CDs yesterday. I'm very happy with the way they sound. The strings (high notes) are nice and sharp again. That I'm very happy about. Thanks for doing a good fast job! It feels good to be able to have some favorite hard-to-find songs on a CD finally. You never know, one day they may stop making turntables all together. So many songs are lost, hidden and forgotten already. The radios rarely play songs things that are very rare or unusual but usually stick to the very popular ones only. The LP covers printed with good color. I'm glad you have that service available also since it really adds to the CD packaging ( helps create the original LP memory). By the way, yes all labels are correct on the CDs. They also look good on the CD........ especially when they are labeled with a title of importance to the listener. (like me). For example, the one I called "Vocal Backgrounds By:"........ helps tell me in advance the mood & sound of that CD mix. A lot of these extra things are needed for the personal effect for the listener. You faded out the "extra" song in the perfect spot on the tape that I had timed incorrectly. Good choice! "

Half Inch 8 Track Raw Transfers to CD

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We accept under this category and pricing: 1/2 inch open reel (reel-to-reel) tapes, usually on 10-inch reels, recorded on 8 tracks

1/2 Inch 8-Track Raw Transfers  digitizing service - What you get for your $:

  • We transfer all 8 tracks perfectly synched as raw audio data files in WAV, AIFF, FLAC or Broadcast Wave Format. Each track (1 through 8) on the tape becomes a soundfile (1 through 8) on the data CD/DVD.
  • Sound files can be imported in your editing program for mixing and sound processing.
  • Playback and recording on professional equipment (each of our interconnect cables costs more than the average discounter's studio...).
  • 8-track 1/2 inch tapes are played back and digitized at 15 ips. If your master tape was NOT originally recorded at 15 ips, when you load the data files into your editing program, it is a very simple command to change the speed and pitch. A 1 octave change (up or down) will equal a change of tape speed by x2 or x1/2.
  • Analog to digital conversion is performed with the best available, cleanest sounding A/D converters.
  • The transfer is RAW: no noise reduction, no trimming, no mix-down, no separating by songs.
  • CD/DVD is printed (we do not use glued-on labels).
  • CD/DVD is quality checked.
  • Over 22 years experience - 19,000 successful projects.
  • On-line tracking system.
  • Automatic email notifications on receipt of your recordings and order check-out.
  • Optional RUSH Services: 1 week or 72 hours turnaround time
  • For transfers up to 700 Mb, a data CD will be prepared. For transfers over 700 Mb, data DVD(s) are prepared.
  • If a set of 2 DVDs is necessary, when ordering Extra CD/DVDs, two Extra CD/DVD Copies are necessary per set.
  • The magnetic tape medium is prone to loss of high frequencies (HF). The HF loss is magnified by aging and by storage in less than optimum conditions (optimum storage conditions for magnetic tape: 68 degrees F at 40% humidity). Many tapes submitted are old and have not been stored optimally. Such tapes will exhibit an increased loss of HF, and an apparent increase in "boominess". Our RAW transfers are an exact digitization, they will sound exactly as the tape plays today. The proper balance between high and low frequencies (equalization) can be restored by an experienced engineer (or by you) in your studio.