AUDIO CASSETTES TO CD TRANSFER
The cassette tape started a cultural boom in the 1970s and 1980s. Our audio technicians see A LOT of “mix tapes” from that era, because who are we kidding, most people have made some form of a mix tape at some point in their life! Our audio cassette to CD service records both sides of your tapes to digital. We can even split the tracks on your tape, allowing you to skip songs in your iPod or car. If your audio tape has labeling, we can split tracks AND save the titles for each one before we return your audio recordings on a CD. When we convert audio to digital, we also provide downloadable mp3 files via your private, password protected website so you can share individual tracks, or import them into your iTunes library.
In its heyday, the audio cassette was incredibly popular before portable CD and mp3 players took over. Mass production started in the mid-1960s (the Beatles had five Top 40 singles out around the time of the Vietnam War) and they were not just for recording mix tapes. The tapes were so small, portable and easy to use in a Walkman that they went head-to-head with vinyl over music sales. If audio cassettes weren’t so easy to steal, the actual sales numbers could have completely dominated vinyl until the CD player came along. In case you didn’t realize, all audio cassette tapes are the same size and shape, but there are a variety of different kinds of audio cassettes based on the way they were made.
There aren’t many places that transfer cassettes to CD anymore. You can, of course, do research on a cassette to CD burner. But our audio to digital service does it all!
Everything you need to know
about Audio Cassettes to CD
Common audio to digital conversion questions
How long is my audio tape?
Most of the time it will say on the tape. If there’s no information on your audio cassette, the average audio cassette can record 30 – 60 minutes on each side.
Can songs from a 90 minute cassette be burned to a Cd?
If the total length does not exceed 80 minutes we can fit it on one CD. If the tape has 60 minutes of audio on each side we will put each side on its own disc and label your CDs Side A and Side B.
What can I do with my audio after digitizing?
You can do so many things once we convert your audio cassettes to CD! Here are just a couple things we’ve seen: Use the sound from your tapes in a custom slideshow or incorporate the audio into a video editing project. Create CDs of old tapes to share with family (especially fun if you’ve recorded someone speaking). Import your new mp3 files into your iTunes library and create a playlist. If you create playlists in iTunes, you can use those in Spotify also!
“Whichever one of you got the thrilling job of sitting through my grandfather singing and playing church hymns on the harmonica for what must have been painful hours in order to locate and separate the tracks did a superb job. I am sure it isn’t as fun to listen to when it isn’t your own grandfather, but I hope you had a good laugh anyway! I am so grateful. Now my whole family can enjoy this treasure forever.”
– Carrie G.
Visit one of our Northeast locations:
HEADQUARTERS - Newton, MA
Cape Cod, MA
or work with us from the comfort of your own home.
You can also ship directly to us!
- Consulations from the privacy of your own home
- Perfect for large or complex projects with multiple formats
- Our certified consultants travel across the Northeast
- Free, no obligations estimate
- Speak with our certified consultants over the phone
- Ship to our headquarters in Newton, MA
Standard & custom pricing options
We’ll convert all of your audio cassette tapes to DVD or USB, plus we digitally capture your labeling.
- CD or digital only
- Digital mp3 format
- Files downloadable and uploadable to media players
- Label transcription
- Track labels transcribed
- Tracks numbered and ordered
- Download tracks to media players of your choice
- Digital mp3 format
- Mini/Micro/DAT/8Track: $55/tape
- CD transfer: $15/CD for first 20, $10/CD for 20+
- Extra DVDs and CDs: $4 Standard, $8 Archival
- Extra USB: ask your consultant
- Add .wav files to your order: $20