Need To Transfer 8-Track to CD?
Ruth has an old 8-track tape of her favorite music. But she has no way of listening to it. She was looking for the best place to transfer 8-track to CD.
After months of research and not finding anyone that could help her, the great people at iMemories recommended Speak House Audio Transfers. When we received Ruth’s tape, we quickly realized that, even if she had an 8-track player, she would not be dancing any time soon.
Ruth’s Tape Had Problems
As with most 8-track tapes, the padding behind the tape that keeps the tape snug against the heads was long worn away. The tape was also twisted in the case with the wrong side exposed to the play head.
Not To Worry, We Can Fix Things
We replaced the padding behind the tape to make sure it had good pressure during playback. We also pulled the entire tape out of the casing and re-wound it back on the spool correctly. A job that is not for the faint-of-heart.
Once the tape was back together, we were ready for the transfer to our digital platform. Tapes in 8-track format are tricky. You just don’t know where they are going to start when inserted into the player. Rather than try to fast forward or repeatedly change programs to find the beginning, we let it run it’s course right where it starts. Then we digitally find the beginning and put it back in order. This put much less stress on the tape during the process.
When transferring any tape, it is always best to make one pass, if you can.
Adding program numbers for each song was a nice, finishing touch to Ruth’s new CD. She was so thrilled, she ordered five more copies for her family members. If you’re looking for the best place to transfer 8-track to CD, we’re here to help.