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"I RECENTLY SENT YOU A RECORDING FOUND IN MY PARENT'S BELONGINGS AFTER THEIR DEATHS THAT WAS DATED 1945. THE RECORDING WAS MADE IN NEW YORK CITY BY A 19 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN (MY FATHER) TO SEND TO HIS SWEETHEART (MY MOTHER) BEFORE HE WAS SHIPPED OVERSEAS TO OKINAWA DURING WORLD WAR II. HE WAS IN OKINAWA FOR TWO YEARS (ONE YEAR DURING THE BATTLES FOR OKINAWA AND ANOTHER YEAR AS PART OF THE OCCUPATIONAL FORCES) DURING WHICH TIME MY MOTHER ONLY HAD THIS RECORDING OF HIS VOICE TO PLAY DURING HER TIMES OF LONLINESS. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS ON THE RECORDING BUT WANTED TO PRESERVE SAME AS PART OF MY FAMILY HISTORY. TO SAY THAT I AM THRILLED WITH YOUR RESTORATION HAS TO BE THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY! NOT ONLY DID YOU PRESERVE THE VOICE OF MY BEST FRIEND (MY DAD) BUT YOU PRESERVED FOR MY FAMILY A MOST SENTIMENTAL POEM MY FATHER WROTE AND READ TO MY MOTHER ON THIS RECORDING, NOT KNOWING IF HE WOULD EVER SEE HER AGAIN. HE WROTE SEVERAL POEMS FOR MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER DURING THE WAR, BUT AFTER THE WAR, HE NEVER AGAIN WROTE ANY POETRY. THE RECORDING WAS IN VERY POOR SHAPE AND WAS RECORDED ON A VERY CHEAP CELLULOID APPEARING MATERIAL THAT THE GEM RAZORBLADE COMPANY APPARENTLY PROVIDED FOR THE MEN BEING SHIPPED OVERSEAS TO SEND TO THEIR SWEETHEARTS. YOU RESTORED AND PRESERVED FOR MY FAMILY A VOICE FROM THE PAST, ALMOST 55 YEARS AGO, THAT WILL BE CHERISHED AND PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. I MUST ALSO THANK CRISTIAN COBAN FOR A MOST PROFESSIONAL JOB DEMEANOR AND FOR CONSTANT E-MAILS ADVISING ME OF HER PROGRESS WITH MY ONE RECORDING AS THOUGH THIS SINGLE COMPACTDISC WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB THAT HER COMPANY HAS EVER DONE. I ESPECIALLY WAS TOUCHED BY HER E-MAIL AFTER HURRICANE FLOYD, REASSURING ME THAT MY ORIGINAL RECORDING WAS STILL SAFE IN YOUR HANDS. MY EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR COMPANY HAS BEEN MOST REWARDING AND I HAVE NEVER DEALT WITH A COMPANY WITH SUCH SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY TO ANYONE NEEDING RESTORATION SERVICES AND INTEND TO DO SO. THANK YOU FOR A MOST PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. D E McDANIEL JR DEPUTY SHERIFF GUILFORD COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA "

Quarter Inch 8 Track Raw Transfers to CD

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Details

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
"I RECENTLY SENT YOU A RECORDING FOUND IN MY PARENT'S BELONGINGS AFTER THEIR DEATHS THAT WAS DATED 1945. THE RECORDING WAS MADE IN NEW YORK CITY BY A 19 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN (MY FATHER) TO SEND TO HIS SWEETHEART (MY MOTHER) BEFORE HE WAS SHIPPED OVERSEAS TO OKINAWA DURING WORLD WAR II. HE WAS IN OKINAWA FOR TWO YEARS (ONE YEAR DURING THE BATTLES FOR OKINAWA AND ANOTHER YEAR AS PART OF THE OCCUPATIONAL FORCES) DURING WHICH TIME MY MOTHER ONLY HAD THIS RECORDING OF HIS VOICE TO PLAY DURING HER TIMES OF LONLINESS. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS ON THE RECORDING BUT WANTED TO PRESERVE SAME AS PART OF MY FAMILY HISTORY. TO SAY THAT I AM THRILLED WITH YOUR RESTORATION HAS TO BE THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY! NOT ONLY DID YOU PRESERVE THE VOICE OF MY BEST FRIEND (MY DAD) BUT YOU PRESERVED FOR MY FAMILY A MOST SENTIMENTAL POEM MY FATHER WROTE AND READ TO MY MOTHER ON THIS RECORDING, NOT KNOWING IF HE WOULD EVER SEE HER AGAIN. HE WROTE SEVERAL POEMS FOR MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER DURING THE WAR, BUT AFTER THE WAR, HE NEVER AGAIN WROTE ANY POETRY. THE RECORDING WAS IN VERY POOR SHAPE AND WAS RECORDED ON A VERY CHEAP CELLULOID APPEARING MATERIAL THAT THE GEM RAZORBLADE COMPANY APPARENTLY PROVIDED FOR THE MEN BEING SHIPPED OVERSEAS TO SEND TO THEIR SWEETHEARTS. YOU RESTORED AND PRESERVED FOR MY FAMILY A VOICE FROM THE PAST, ALMOST 55 YEARS AGO, THAT WILL BE CHERISHED AND PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. I MUST ALSO THANK CRISTIAN COBAN FOR A MOST PROFESSIONAL JOB DEMEANOR AND FOR CONSTANT E-MAILS ADVISING ME OF HER PROGRESS WITH MY ONE RECORDING AS THOUGH THIS SINGLE COMPACTDISC WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB THAT HER COMPANY HAS EVER DONE. I ESPECIALLY WAS TOUCHED BY HER E-MAIL AFTER HURRICANE FLOYD, REASSURING ME THAT MY ORIGINAL RECORDING WAS STILL SAFE IN YOUR HANDS. MY EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR COMPANY HAS BEEN MOST REWARDING AND I HAVE NEVER DEALT WITH A COMPANY WITH SUCH SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY TO ANYONE NEEDING RESTORATION SERVICES AND INTEND TO DO SO. THANK YOU FOR A MOST PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. D E McDANIEL JR DEPUTY SHERIFF GUILFORD COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA "