Audio Tape Digital Transfer Services

Ampex 1/4″ Studio Master Reel to Reel Transfers to .WAV Archive Files

We are currently working on  a large order of Ampex 1/4″ audio reels for a British national museum organisation, supporting their archives with tape baking and professional digitisation of their records.

Our extensive and professional Audio Video department offers audio tape transfers in Oxfordshire, London, UK and Europe.  Based in Kidlington, just outside Oxford we can support our clients with orders from 1 tape to 1000’s.

We convert all formats of audio tape into digital formats at the highest quality possible, offering .wav or .aiff files format at 44.1, 48, 96, or 192kHz at 16 or 24 bit. These .wav or .aiff files can then be played on any modern PC or Mac, and then be converted to mp3 or flac, or used for a remastering project. We can also write 2 track tapes to CD-R.

We can record your 1/2″ (half inch) 2 track, 4 track, 8 track, or 16 track analogue reel-to-reel tapes to multiple digital audio files. This will allow you to digitally remix the tracks in a modern-day PC based digital audio workstations like Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro X, Garage Band, or Reaper.

1/2″ is still in use by many engineers around the world today but digitising allows for safekeeping, and editing and mixing digitally. This is also critical to preserve the recordings since magnetic tape has a finite lifespan. We also provide tape baking services for older unstable tapes. Contact us now for a quote and directions on sending us your tapes.

cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com  01865 457000

Tape Decay

We also provide tape baking services that may be required for the transfer of older, unstable tapes. Many 1/4″ tapes, mostly AMPEX/ Quantegy and fewer formulas of 3M/SCOTCH are unfortunately prone to “sticky shed” syndrome, due to the breakdown of the binder (glue) holding the oxide particles on the tape.

We have perfected the process of treating and rescuing these tapes (even those suffering from severe sticky shed). Let our team of seasoned engineers handle the delicate process of saving your recordings, giving them an infinite lifespan in the digital domain.

Audio Tapes We Convert

  • 1/4-inch 2 Track Tape
  • 1/2-inch 4 Track, 8 Track and 16 Track Tape
  • 1 inch 16 Track and 24 Track Tape
  • 1/4-inch 2 Track Tape
  • 1/4-inch 4 Track Tape
  • 1/4-inch 8 Track Tape

Other formats we convert are:

ADAT, Tascam DTRE, DAT, Vinyl, Acetates/Dubplates and all formats of Cassette tapes for mastering and multiple .WAV or .AIFF for multi-track digital mixing in modern DAWs.

Read more

Oxford Duplication Centre

Digitisation specialists within audio, video, film, image and text.

Leave a Comment