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"Back in April, you transferred and restored one of my LPs. I never got around to giving you feedback, but today I was prompted to because I just listened to a CD transfer of a friend's LP, a transfer which sounds positively terrible. So, as a point of comparison, I played my CD done by your organization and the difference was astonishing. It made me realize what a *great job* you did in preserving the liveliness and fidelity of the original sound. I'm now trying to convince my friend to have the job done by your company. Thank you!"

Quarter Inch 8 Track Raw Transfers to CD

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Price: $59.95
(AS LOW AS $43.76 See below)


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We accept under this category and pricing: 1/4 inch open reel (reel-to-reel) tapes, usually on 10-inch reels, recorded on 8 tracks. "Fostex" recorded 8-track tapes are quite popular.

1/4 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 1/4 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.
  • If original tape was recorded on Fostex machine: if selected, Dolby NR is turned on.
  • 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
NOTE:  
  • 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.
Customer Testimonials
"Back in April, you transferred and restored one of my LPs. I never got around to giving you feedback, but today I was prompted to because I just listened to a CD transfer of a friend's LP, a transfer which sounds positively terrible. So, as a point of comparison, I played my CD done by your organization and the difference was astonishing. It made me realize what a *great job* you did in preserving the liveliness and fidelity of the original sound. I'm now trying to convince my friend to have the job done by your company. Thank you!"