Reel to Reel Conversion Services
Reel to reel tape machines were well known in the 70s and into the 80s as being a high quality option for recorded audio and music. Today, digital formats provide a much better option to preserve audio recordings and improve their sound quality. Two Squares can convert your reel to reel recordings to a CD or other digital audio formats. We have a comprehensive reel to reel transfer process to help keep your important audio data safe for years to come.
Why choose Two Squares?
Two Squares uses professional studio grade reel to reel equipment that will play back all these modes and we professionally maintain and tune our equipment to ensure the highest quality capture possible.
Sample - Digital post-processing and noise reduction
The following example is an old Beatles clip taken off of a reel-to-reel tape. It demonstrates the effects of our post-processing and digital noise reduction techniques.
Audio Tape Aging
The Two Squares magnetic tape rejuvenation process will significantly improve many older tape reels to ensure the best quality digitization possible. For a more detailed description of what is called "sticky shed syndrome" and the process Two Squares uses to eliminate the problem prior to conversion click here.
Using your computer's line inputs on your sound card or motherboard sound interface for audio capture can affect quality as well. Computers have a lot of "electronic noise" from switching circuits and fans that will bleed into your capture that will cause unwanted noise and hiss. Even for a non-audiophile listener, this can be a very noticeable. The best quality comes from properly grounded, external (from the computer) studio grade digital conversion devices. Two squares uses only studio grade audio equipment from companies such as Tascam, Otari, and Harmon Kardon. Our equipment is also professionally maintained and tuned to ensure the best digitization quality possible.
The next step in producing a quality conversion/transfer of your digitized reel is in the post processing. There are many cheap software programs available that claim to improve the quality of you digital recording by removing pops and hisses. But when it comes to purchasing post processing software, you definitely get what you pay for. Cheap and free programs will remove some of the noises that you want removed, but will also remove noises, features and quality of the music that you don't want and actually make your recording sound worse than the unprocessed recording. Two Squares has the experience and professional grade software tools to provide you with the best possible conversion.
Converting to iPod, MP3, or a hard drive / flash drive