Not Sure What's On Your Reel-to-Reel Tapes?
Curtis Media Transfer
Monday - Thursday - 10am - 6pm
Frequently Ask Questions
kind of reel-to-reels do you transfer?
All quarter-inch reel-to-reel tape recorded at any speed. We transfer all head configurations including mono, stereo, half-track, 2 track, or four track mono.
I be charged if my reel-to-reel tape is blank?
No. If you want the tape back there will be a return shipping fee of $9.95
I don't know what is on my reel-to-reel tape, so I
don't know if I want it
transferred. What can you do to help?
With our free preview service we can email you short samples taken from your reel-to-reel tapes. If you decide not to have your tapes transferred after hearing the samples there is no charge at all other than having your tapes returned to you. And that is optional.
many reel-to-reel tapes fit onto one CD?
First, a CD can hold 80 minutes of audio. So as long as a reel-to-reel tape is under 80 minutes it will fit on one CD. In many cases, a reel-to-reel tape is longer than 80 minutes. This depends on the size of the reel, how much tape is on the reel, the speed the tape was recorded at, the thickness of the tape, and, how the reel-to-reel tape was recorded. (Mono, stereo, 4 track mono, both directions .) These factors all play into the over all length and quality of your tapes final transfer. On average a 7" reel takes 3 CDs. This is just an average from data we have collected over the years. Of course you do have the option of having your reel-to-reel tapes transferred to flash drive or external hard drive. Remember we do not charge more if your reel to reel takes more than 1 CD. Keep in mind that copies or duplicates are charged by the disc.
my finished CD have track
Yes. Track placement is determined by the technician who edits your audio.
you offer a bulk discount?
long does it take?
First I would like to say we are always willing to work with your deadline. So if you have a special need please call us and let us know and we will work with you. We enjoy helping people make an occasion special for a loved one. Now the standard answer: 14 days. If you have many tapes it could take longer.
Why Choose Us?
Easy Pricing .
14 day or less turn-around .
No charge for splicing or repairing your reel-to-reel tapes .
Free samples (optional) of your tapes (up to 5 per order).
There is no extra or hidden cost .
Over 15 years experience with reel-to-reel transfers .
All of our work is 100% guaranteed .
Hiss & noise reduction included .
All U.S. Veterans & active get 15% off .
Free tape baking if needed .
Long lasting (100 years) Taiyo Yuden CDs .
High quality transfers using pro quality equipment .
30 day back-up for safety & re-orders of your reel-to-reels .
Bulk discounts available.
Copies for friends and family just $7.00 each.
Track separation included .
If a reel-to-reel tape is not full of tape we price according to amount of tape not the size of reel.
International orders welcome.
Data on flash drives available.
No minimum order.
Call us toll free at 1-800-617-8273.
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Reel-to-Reel To CD, Flash Drive or
External Hard Drive.
Free flash drive for MP3 & WAV orders.
Reel-to-Reel to CD
3" reel-to-reel to CD*
4" reel-to-reel to CD*
5" reel-to-reel to CD*
7" reel-to-reel to CD*
10.5" reel-to-reel to CD*
*Return shipping is $9.95
FREE FLASH DRIVE:
Have your reel-to-reel tapes transferred to MP3 or WAV and we
will supply one 8GB flash drive at no extra cost.
Current turnaround : 1 1/2 to 2 weeks (Our hands to yours)
All U.S. Veterans & active get 15% off
Reel 2 Reel 2 CD specializes in transferring Reel-to-Reel tapes to CD or MP3 files. We make it possible for our clients to hear and preserve audio recordings that were made 40, 50 even 60 years ago. Our experience and expertise in this field enables us to handle each and every transfer with ease and confidence. Any speed, any head configuration; if it was recorded on quarter-inch magnetic tape, you and your family will be listening to it in about a 2 week. And thanks to 100 year archive technology, generations to come will still be hearing their ancestors voices as well.
When viewing our pricing please keep in mind that it is all-inclusive.
For example a 7" reel is $40 to transfer. If your reel-to-reel tape requires 3 CD's to hold all of the content then you will get a set of 3 CD's. It will still cost $40. That includes tape baking, track marking, data instead of CD, downloading your tape and more. (Note: Only one output choice comes with price of transfer. Multiple outputs are $7 each).
Call us at 1-800-617-8273 if you have any questions.
Determining What You Have
Reel-to-reel tape (or open reel tape) came in many shapes & sizes. The most common to the average consumer was 1/4" tape. Reel-to-reel tape also came in other sizes but was reserved mostly for the professional recording market. To determine what you have, simply measure the tape, the actual tape not the reel. It should measure 1 quarter of an inch in width. (Not thickness). We transfer all 1/4" reel-to-reel tape to CD.
The Reel Size
Next, reel-to-reel tape came on many different sizes of reels. Most common among these are 3 inch, 5 inch and 7 inch. Larger 10 1/2 inch reels were also made but not as common to the home user. Recording studio demo tapes and radio/ television programs more commonly used these sizes. Here at Curtis Media Transfer we transfer all reel sizes. To determine what size reel you have, lay it down on a table and measure across the surface of the reel as close to the middle as possible, as if you are measuring a plate. Your measurement may not be exactly the measurements above but it will be very close to one of them. (See photo) Pricing here at Curtis Media Transfer is based primarily on reel size. Reel-to-reel tapes that are not full of tape are priced by how much tape, not how big the reel is.
We use only 100 year archival, professional grade CD & DVD media.
CD's for family & friends.
If you would like to get extra CD's to share with friends and family they are only $7.00 each. Also, if you want to make the copies yourself go ahead, we do nothing to your CDs to prevent you from making your own copies.
Choose this option on your order form and we will email you a short 3-5 minutes sample of your reel-to-reel tapes. (5 tapes per order). Please describe what you are looking for and our techs will try to send samples of that content.
To receive preview samples you must:
Have an email address
Be able to receive MP3 files as attachments
Be able to listen to sound on your PC/Mac or device.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Once you have decided what you have, and decided you would like to have it transferred to CD, go ahead and fill out the order form. If you have any questions or concerns give us a call at 1-800-617-8273.
Even if you don't have any
questions calling may help you feel better about sending your reel-to-reel tapes off to "some
course this is totally optional.