Types of Audio Transfer
Do you have old audio cassette tapes of your parents singing or you and your siblings doing Karaoke? Let Digital Heirlooms transfer your tapes to CD. Once transferred, you will be able to play them in your CD or DVD player. We can also convert them to MP3 format so you can play them in your favorite portable electronic device. We us an industry standard Sony cassette deck to transfer straight to the computer where we then separate the individual tracks and apply noise reduction.
How many audio tapes will fit onto a CD?
Let’s use a regular audio tape as an example. A standard audio tape holds about 80 minutes. We will only copy 80 minutes of audio per CD to retain the highest quality possible of your recording.
MP3 files of your tracks
You also have the choice of getting your individual tracks converted into separate MP3 files. MP3 files are ideal for playing in MP3 players or your iPod and can also be shared online. You can fit many more MP3 files per CD and the quality will remain the same.
Organizing your audio tapes
We highly recommend organizing your audio tapes (as much as possible) based on the order you want to listen to them after they have been transferred. Organize and label your tapes in containers or bags exactly how you want them transferred as we will transfer your tapes in the order in which they are received.
Tips on organizing and labeling
Are you finding it difficult even knowing where to begin sorting your audio tapes? We completely understand! So many of the tapes are not labeled and often the recordings are not in sequence. Unfortunately unlike photographs, the only way to know what’s on your tapes is to listen to them. If you are lucky enough to have an audio cassette player that will still play your tapes we encourage you to listen to them and label them exactly how you want them labeled on the CD. If you have several decades of tapes, try sorting them by year and then by decade.