Reel to Reel Tapes Come With Many Variables
For 1/4 inch reel to reel tapes there are 4 main speeds:
15 ips (inches per second)
7 -1/2 ips
3 -3/4 ips
1 -7/8 ips
At the slower speeds, you can fit many hours of audio on a single reel.
There are also different track configurations such as half track and quarter track,
depending on the type of machine used for the recording.
Half-track or two track machines can record two mono signals or one stereo signal.
One mono track (or channel) can be recorded to one-half of the tape in one pass,
and another to the other half of the tape in a second pass after turning the tape over.
So you can have two mono tracks, one on each half of the tape.
A stereo signal can be recorded to both halves of the tape at the same time.
You do not turn the tape over.
Quarter track or 4 track machines can record 4 mono signals or two stereo signals.
One track can be recorded to one-quarter of the tape in one pass.
You can then turn the tape over and record to a second quarter of the tape.
Repeat two more times and you will have 4 mono tracks on 4 different quarters of the tape.
Or you can record a stereo signal to one-half of the tape (two-quarters),
and another stereo signal to the other half, (the other two-quarters).
It sounds very confusing, we know.
So we have made it easy. We simply charge by the reel.
If The Audio From A Single Reel Is:
30 minutes or less – $25
31-80 minutes (fits on 1 CD) – $35
More than 80 minutes (2 or more CDs) – $45
Tape Review – $10
If you simply want to find out what is on your tape and then do not want it transferred,
a review fee of $10 per tape will apply.
If you decide to have the audio transferred, the normal rates above will apply instead.
Volume Discounts = $ Saved!
If you have 5 or more reels to transfer, you will save $5 on each reel.
30 minutes or less – $20
31-80 minutes (fits on 1 CD) – $30
More than 80 minutes (2 or more CDs) – $40