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Do you have a collection of old audio cassette tapes containing oral history recordings or reminiscences that you need to convert to a digital format?

During the 70s, 80s and 90s most interviews of this type were recorded on cassette tape. Not only is this format outdated, but tapes deteriorate over time resulting in the loss of quality. Our audio cassette tape to digital service preserves these precious recordings for the 21st century and allows you to keep multiple copies and share these stories digitally through audio trails, apps, websites and audio hardware.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) provides funding for audio cassette tape digitisation as part of wider heritage projects.

Case study

As part of the ‘Peace & Legacy: Burton Recovers’ HLF-funded project we digitised 56 audio cassette tapes containing the memories of ex-brewery workers. Their stories stretched the whole of the 20th century. The digital recordings are now held on three separate, portable hard drives. Excerpts from these taped interviews have been used as a key tool in the interpretive elements of the project.

Audio tape to digital

Audio cassette tapes are exported to MP3 and/or uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF digital formats.

The following charges apply to transfer your cassette tapes to digital:

  • £12 per C60 (60 minute cassette tape)
  • £15 per C90 (90 minute cassette tape)

We can send you your digitised files via an ftp services such as wetransfer.com or Dropbox. For large numbers of tapes we recommend these files are transferred to at least one hard drive.

Prices exclude Vat and delivery.

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