Audio Tapes

Transfer audio Cassette tape to file: $35.

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COMPACT CASSETTE (standard audio cassette) was developed by Philips (Belgium) in 1962 and the technology was made widely available to other manufacturers.  The tape source and take-up reels are inside the cassette which simplifies tape loading and operator convenience compared to the open reel audio format.  Tape transports at a speed of 4.75cm/s (1-7/8ips).  The tape is 3.81 mm (0.15-inch) wide and cassettes measure 10 x 6.3 x 1.3cm (4.0 x 2.5x 0.5 inches).  Most manufacturers discontinued making audio cassettes by 2003.  Audio tape was replaced by CDs in the early 1980s.

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Transfer audio Cassette tape to file: $35.

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COMPACT CASSETTE (standard audio cassette) was developed by Philips (Belgium) in 1962 and the technology was made widely available to other manufacturers.  The tape source and take-up reels are inside the cassette which simplifies tape loading and operator convenience compared to the open reel audio format.  Tape transports at a speed of 4.75cm/s (1-7/8ips).  The tape is 3.81 mm (0.15-inch) wide and cassettes measure 10 x 6.3 x 1.3cm (4.0 x 2.5x 0.5 inches).  Most manufacturers discontinued making audio cassettes by 2003.  Audio tape was replaced by CDs in the early 1980s.

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Transfer audio Cassette tape to file: $35.

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COMPACT CASSETTE (standard audio cassette) was developed by Philips (Belgium) in 1962 and the technology was made widely available to other manufacturers.  The tape source and take-up reels are inside the cassette which simplifies tape loading and operator convenience compared to the open reel audio format.  Tape transports at a speed of 4.75cm/s (1-7/8ips).  The tape is 3.81 mm (0.15-inch) wide and cassettes measure 10 x 6.3 x 1.3cm (4.0 x 2.5x 0.5 inches).  Most manufacturers discontinued making audio cassettes by 2003.  Audio tape was replaced by CDs in the early 1980s.

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DAT (Digital Audio Tape) Transfer to File

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DAT (Digital Audio Tape) records and plays back digital audio and was introduced by Sony in 1987.  Audio content providers did not produce much consumer content due to high cost and concerns that copyright laws would not protect them since consumers could make high quality direct digital clones of the content.  DAT audio tapes did find use in professional settings and for computer data backup.  DDS (Digital Data Storage) computer backup tapes are backward compatible for audio recordings.  DAT is 3.81mm (often shown as 4mm wide (.15-inches) and measure 73 x 54 x 10.5mm in size.  DAT audio is usually recorded at 44.1, 48, or 32KHz at 16 bits -or- 32KHx at 12 bits.

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Transfer MINI audio cassette tape to file: $35 per tape.

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Mini Audio Cassette tapes were introduced by Philips in 1967 for dictation purposes.  Mini Audio Cassette tape format was introduced by Philips in 1967 for dictation purposes.  Mini audio cassette machines have no capstan drive to control tape speed and the audio is not stable.  The tape transports at approximately 2.4cm/s (0.945ips).  Mini audio tape is 3.81 mm (0.15-inches) wide and cassettes measure 5.6 x 3.4 x 0.72cm (2.2 x 1.3 x 0.28 inches).
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Transfer MICRO audio tape to file: $35 per tape.

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Micro Audio Cassette was introduced by Olympus in 1969 for dictation and voice recording and were also used in telephone answering machines and ‘Walkman’ personal tape players.  Stereo was introduced in 1982 for music.  The tapes are small, recorders highly portable, and the audio is steady.  An MC-90 tape plays for 45 minutes on each side for a total of 90 minutes at 2.4cm/s speed.  Tapes can play at speeds of 2.4cm/s or 1.2cm/s.  Micro audio tape is 3.81 mm (0.15-inches) wide and cassettes measure 5.0 x 3.3 x 0.8 cm (1.98 x 1.3 x 0.31-inches).

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Transfer 8-TRACK audio tape to file: $35 per tape.

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8-Track audio tape cartridges were introduced in 1964 by a joint venture of manufacturers led by Leer Jet in association with Ampex, Ford, and others to provide audio content for the transportation industry and others.  Ford installed 8-track tape players in automobiles starting in 1966.  An 8-track cartridge has one reel that plays as an endless loop.  8-track tape transports at a speed of 3-3/4ips.  8-track tape is 6.35mm (¼-inch) wide and cartridges measure 5-1/2 x 4 x ¾-inches.  8-track was replaced by the standard audio cassette in the late 1970s.

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Transfer OPEN REEL audio tape to file: $35 per tape.

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Audio reel to reel (open reel, R2R) tape followed the wire recording format and early reel to reel recordings were made on steel tape.  In the late 1920s audio tape was made with a ferrite oxide coating on a paper backing (Pfleumer).  Audio tape was later made with a backing made of acetate (AGFA, 3M) or polyester.  Light will go through the side of a tape reel if it is acetate and will not if the material is polyester.  In 1898 it was found that adding a DC bias improved recordings, in 1921 it was found that adding an AC bias greatly improved recordings, but it was not until 1940 that the widespread commercial value of AC bias was realized and was standardized for modern audio tapes.  Ampex and others offered “modern” tape recorders by 1948.

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LARGE 10.5-inch open reel audio tape with large 3-inch NAB HUB to file: $45.

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NAB Audio Tape Hub is a 3-inch diameter keyed center hole in large open reel audio tapes used in professional and broadcast applications.  The 3-inch diameter NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) drive hole is used for large 10.5-inch diameter x ¼-inch audio tape reels as well as ½-inch and wider multitrack audio tapes that often rotate at fast speeds of 7-1/2, 15, or 30ips; NAB hubs are also used in large or heavy open reel video tapes.

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RCA SOUND CARTRIDGE audio transfer to file: $45.

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Fidelipac (“NAB cartridge” or “cart”) was invented in 1954 and was brought to market by Collins Radio in 1959.  The tapes were used by radio broadcasters for commercials, jingles, station ID, and music until the early 1970s.  Fidelipac audio tape is ¼-inch wide and the cartridge has a single reel that runs as an endless loop. Fidelipac cartridges have a hole in the back for the capstan drive and were made in three sizes: ‘A’ size is 4-inches wide (most common) and plays for 10.5 minutes, ‘B’ size is 6-inches wide and plays for 20 minutes, and ‘C’ size is 8-inches wide and plays for 31 minutes.  Fidelipac tapes can be erased and reused many times, may have 2 or 3 tracks, can have a 1 kHz cue tone, and play at speeds of 3-3/4, 7-1/2, or 15ips.  NAB cartridge machines include Collins Radio model 380 (1959) and Tapecaster model 700-RP (stereo). 

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FIDELIPAK 'NAB' audio tape cartridge transfer to file: $45.

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FIDELIPAC also known as the “NAB cartridge” or “cart” was invented in 1954 and brought to market by Collins Radio in 1959.  The tapes were used by radio broadcasters for commercials, jungles, station ID, and music until the early 1970s.  The tape has a single reel and runs as an endless tape loop. The tapes may have 2 or 3 tracks with the third track being a 1 kHz cue tone and the tape can be erased and re-recorded many times.  The ¼-inch wide tape runs at a speed of 9.53cm/s, 3.75ips.  NAB cartridge machines include the Collins Radio model 380 (1959) and Tapecaster model 700-RP (stereo).

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GRUNDIG STENORETTE audio cartridge transfer to file: $45.

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Grundig Stenorette audio tape cartridge is a single reel of 1/4-inch wide audio tape in an enclosed shell and was in use from about 1954 trought 1970.  A Stenoritte cartridge magazine plays for about 30 to 45 minutes.  It is now customary to call 'one-reel' tapes in a shella cartridge and 'two-reel' tapes in a shell a cassette.  The movable center of the cartridge is dark gray and the surrounding shell is a light gray color.
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Material can be sent for Download, loaded onto Flash drive, or CD.
Download and 30 day Cloud storage: $10 per order (25 Gb max).
USB flash/ thumb drive (can hold many files): $10 (16Gb max).
CD (80 minutes max) including labeling and case: $15.

Mp3 is the most common and widely supported audio file type; other file types include wav and aiff.  mp3 is a digital data file playable by computers, many DVD players, and most portable devices.  It is a compressed format that has slightly less sound quality than CD Audio and wave, however many people can't tell the difference. Photos, Examples and More Details



Testimonials

We are very pleased with the CD's [from 8-track tapes].  It was fun to hear the girls from 43 years ago.  They will hear the CD's on Christmas Eve. There will be alot of laughing & fun.  Thank you for making this a memorable Christmas for our family. thanks again,

Pam   South Carolina SC 29520

I received the [audio tape reels] tapes and the thumbdrive [with mp3 audio files on it] and all seems to be in order.  THANK YOU!

Denise   MA 02144

We received the [RCA audio cartridge] tape and mp3 file on flash drive on Saturday, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome.  You provide a very special service that allows people to access the sounds of beloved family members.  Dad was moved to tears to hear the voice of his father, uncles, and others.  Thank you so much!

Laura   Wyoming WY 82801

Received the CDs and Flash drive with the mp3 files from my tapes [audio cassettes and micro cassettes]. They are great. I am thrilled!  I have recommended you to several people and told them you are the best! Thanks for making this possible.

JoAnn   Lakeland, Florida FL 33813

Received the tape and CD.  CD sounds good [recovered after going through the washing machine!].  I cried during it because my down syndrome brother who has passed, was singing and talking on it; we were very close. , thanks again for all your help.

Dee   CA California 95628

The package arrived today, very professional.  The CD and mp3 file work fine and has 15 minutes of my Father.  I have referred a freind to you as well. thanks,

Laura   PA Pennsylvania 15108

It was fun to listen to and we are using the [audio cassett- CD] in a 50th anniversary DVD slide show.  Thank You,

Chrissy   Texas TX

Exciting...thanks for saving part of our life and for your perfect customer service,

Kevin   


How it works:

1. CONTACT US with questions or to get an estimate.
2. Print our SHIPPING LABEL from the tab at the top of the web page.
3. Number your tapes/media, keep a list, and enclose titles and contact info.
4. Seal in plastic bags, pack well, use tracking, and save the number.  
5. We confirm arrival, email findings after recorded, and bill through PayPal.  
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    Prepay and checks accepted; make checks payable to "GreentreeAV".
6. Most orders: Postal Priority mail $9.50.  Heavy or International: actual cost.
7. Order shipped after payment.  Normal completion 3 weeks.

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