The Sounds of Your Past
Whether you have full-sized audio cassettes or the slimmed-down micro or mini cassette or perhaps reel-to-reel audio tapes or even records we can help. The Video Editor will take your audio media in whatever format and make digital audio transfers to .mp3 audio files to enjoy listening again. Don’t throw anything away. You have hidden treasures on those tapes.
AUDIO TRANSFERS from AUDIO CASSETTE
The Video Editor will take your audio cassettes and transfer them to .mp3 audio files that can be
delivered on your choice of a USB thumb drive, or audio CD, on a cloud link. We can normally repair broken cassettes or tapes. Audio cassette transfers to .mp3 to a USB or CD, or cloud link.
MICRO & MINI CASSETTES
These audio tapes were popular for dictation recorders and phone answering machines. They were
small but could capture the voices with fairly good clarity. We transfer to .mp3 audio files and can deliver them on USB thumb drive, audio CDs or with a cloud link.
REEL TO REEL
29.99 any sized reel
The Video Editor transfers the open-faced magnetic audio reels. These ¼” tapes were popular for speech and recording music. We have the machinery to playback and convert to .mp3 audio files that will be delivered on CDs, USB thumb drive, or a cloud link.
Vinyl records were played back on either 45RPM, 33 1/3 RPM or 78RPM. The RPM stands for revolutions
per minute. We transfer vinyl records to .mp3 files and can be delivered on CDs, a USB or a cloud link.
.99 cents each
Let us transfer your entire CD collection to .mp3 files so you can listen to your favorites again! When we rip the CD it grabs all the metadata so Itunes and other mp3 players will organize the music by artist, song title etc.
A short history of audio transfers. Once radio transmission was possible engineers were looking for ways to record these broadcasts. Recording to vinyl discs became possible and record albums were used to play audio until magnetic audio tapes were developed. Magnetic audio tapes were played with audio recorders and players. Progressing from reel to reel audio tapes, cassette tapes were developed to make them more convenient for consumers. No longer were consumers required to thread the reels each time they wanted to listen to them. The cassettes make it possible to flip the cassette over and keep recording or listening.
Audio tapes were superseded by digital audio DAT and then Compact Discs or CDs.
Long Play (LP) records were popular whether the 33 1/3 RPM (RPM stands for revolutions per minute as the record spun around on the turntable) or the smaller 45 RPM records. Record players are pretty rare today. But if you do find one and have the technology and the knowledge to transfer to digital it has to be done in real-time. If your record album was 45 minutes in length 23 minutes from the front side of the record and another 23 minutes from the other side it will take over 45 minutes to transfer to a CD or an mp3 audio file.
For many pure audio enthusiasts, nothing sounds better than vinyl records compared to their digital clones. However, the pops, hiss, skips, and jumps some records generate are not worth a cleaned-up digital version. Pricing for record transfers is $29.99 including the transfer of both sides of a record.
Reel to reel audio
Reel to reel ¼” audio tapes were magnetic tapes that had to be hand threaded into a recorder or player then mechanical buttons were pressed to play stop and rewind.
Typical reel sizes were small 3” reels, 5” reels, and 7” reels. There were usually two speeds you could record with. The slower speed would allow you to record double the recording length, while it was understood that the better-quality recordings came from using the faster recording speed.
These reel to reel audio tapes were popular for consumers from the 1940’s until 1980’s.
If your parents or grandparents had those audio recordings its time to get them converted to digital. Here in Southern California at The Video Editor, we transfer old analog and magnetic audio to a variety of output options. A .mp3 audio format is popular and we can also transfer it to an audio CD or even stored it on the cloud, by providing you with a link to listen to those sounds from years gone by.
Pricing is simple just $29.99 no matter what size reel you might have.
Audio cassettes were magnetic tape that could record and playback from both sides of the tape consumers just had to physically flip the tape over to the other side. Cassettes were one long tape but recorded songs would play and end and the next song would play after around 3 seconds. It was easy to find a specific song on the tape but after a few times of fast forwarding and rewinding and following the song list lineup, we could get to our favorite song eventually.
Audio cassettes were also used in phone answering machines some using the much smaller mini or microcassette tape. Many of our audio transfer customers had audio recordings of a loved one leaving messages on the machine. Wouldn’t it be great to hear their voices again? Thanks to The Video Editors’ assembled machinery we can lift and restore those memories to digital for easy storage, listening, and sharing. Pricing to transfer to digital for audio cassettes is $19.99 each.
It seems every technological advance brings with it better quality and more versatility in locating songs along with other options. CDs or (Compact Discs) promised and delivered all of that. CDs were a better-sounding medium as the population quickly adopted this new digital audio. CD collections grew and grew. Today many of us have a large music collection of CDs that we can’t listen to as CD players are becoming harder to find.
Fortunately, at The Video Editor, we can take your CD collection and rip them to .mp3 files where you can play them in your iTunes account, put them on your phone and enjoy your favorite songs again. I don’t like the term rip them and I don’t know why that term was used but ripping a song from a CD means taking all of the music song along with the metadata (song information and details) and making an exact copy. Nothing is damaged from the original during the ripping process.
Because we are transferring audio (ripping) we can take a CD and make an exact replication of it and transfer it to .mp3 or store in the cloud.
This CD ripping service is priced at .99 cents a CD. At that price, we can take your entire CD library and for about 50 bucks get it all converted so you can listen and enjoy it again.
Audio Transfer Projects
Once The Video Editor has completed your audio transfer service, we return the original audio media along with your new digital copies. We can deliver them on USB thumb drive, on CDs, or to a link to cloud storage. As another layer of safety, we back up all work. We advise clients to order backup CD copies and extra USBs for safe storage and sharing.
What do you do with your old media? Once you have listened to and confirmed that the transfers are complete you may recycle the tapes or continue to store the old media.
I have kept my old analog tapes. If nothing else I can show future generations what reel to reel audio tapes looked like. They will be amazed that people had to record phone messages on those cassettes.
In our 30 years in business, The Video Editor has helped thousands of individuals and businesses to convert reel to reel audio, LP records, audio cassettes, and rip CDs. Call us to discuss your project and received a free estimate and review of your audio material and options to convert them to digital.