After searching a few companies who provide this service, I decided to entrust Gary at Mkvinyl2cd with a reel to reel tape that my grandfather recorded of me singing whan I was 2 years old. As I’m now 57 I didn’t hold out much hope of there being anything particularly audible on it, but Gary gave it a listen as soon as it arrived and got back to me to tell me the quality was surprisingly good, considering the age. He transferred the tape onto CD’s in record time and even sent me an MP3 sample ahead of the CD’s, which I was able to send onto family across the country and even relatives in America. There was 90 minutes of very clear material on it – my grandfather telling jokes, my parents (one of whom has now passed away) and the whole family. To say this has given my whole family so many lovely memories to cherish is an understatement. I’ve since found another tape and am sending it to www.mkvinyl2cd.co.uk I wouldn’t use anyone else
Testimonial by MP from Glasgow
We don’t use those plug in USB cassette decks that are flooding the market but use high end equipment to get the best results we can from your tape cassettes. We use TEAC & Revox Cassette Decks with Cedar Audio hardware to enhance the results of the recordings by reducing unwanted hiss & noise on tape to CD, along with equipment from Sony, Akai, Sanyo and periphals from goldring, Ortofon and Creative Labs, Denon & JVC, over £20,000 of equipment in total which shows we are passionate about what we do!
There are no shortcuts everything analogue being transferred to digital has to be first recorded in real-time, edited in most cases to ensure the sound file is of a good standard, Generally you will get approx 80 minutes of audio onto a CD, more if you have the CD in an MP3 format, you will need a CD player that will manage your MP3 disc, a PC or DVD player will usually do this but not always your Hi Fi CD player.
If in Glasgow and want your open reel cassette audio on CD, give us a shout.
If and when you choose to transfer any LP records, Cassettes or Reel to Reel Tapes by us, you’ll only need do it once – you then have your music or audio for many years to come, we don’t charge £35 an hour studio time, but we do charge a fair price for a good job done, and which saves you hours of time and frustration trying to use unfamiliar software and equipment to do your own. See our price list or see some frequently asked questions..
You can see more like this on our testimonials page or see details on our transfer services page to learn about what we can do for you and read about Gary Ankin the man behind MK Vinyl2CD serving people of Warwickshire.