Records and Tape Conversion

Records and Tape Conversion

 

There’s nothing like having your favorite music in digital format.  You can listen to it on almost any mp3 capable device.  You can listen to it on your computer or share it with friends and family.  But, what if that favorite album, tape or song didn’t make the transition to digital?  Many don’t realize that there are still so many albums that have not been digitized by their record labels simply because there isn’t enough money in it for them.  If your cassette/album falls into that category then whatever format you have is all you will ever have.  But, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Let Austin County Media digitize those vinyl albums and cassette tapes for you.  We’ll not only digitize them but, we can also clean and enhance the audio as well.  We have the equipment and access to some of the best digital audio software on the market. So, lets discuss your digital needs by giving us a call at:

(979) 253-1785

Cassette Tapes

The cassette tape was popular up until the 90’s when it began to be replaced with the compact disc. The cassette tape came in two forms, either with content as a pre-recorded cassette, or as a fully recordable “blank” cassette which allowed people to record their own content.  If you have either one we can retrieve the audio and digitize it.  Once we’ve converted your cassette to digital format it is up to you as to how you would like to get it back.  If you would like, we can burn it to a CD, give it to you on a thumb drive or, both.

 

Vinyl Records

The vinyl LP (from “long playing” or “long play”), was characterized by a full album with a speed of 33 1/3 rpm, a 12 or 10-inch diameter, and use of the “microgroove” groove specification.   There is also the 45 rpm single song vinyl record.  Apart from a few relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound, the vinyl record has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.  Many in the older generation swear that music never sounded as good as it did on vinyl.  Whatever type you have we can convert it to digital format and either burn it to a CD or give it to you on a thumb drive.