1/4" 2-Track and 4-Track Audio Tape Reels to Digital Audio


1/4" tapes for reel-to-reel tape machines often contain radio broadcasts, album masters, and dictation.  We handle 2-track and 4-track recordings.  Enjoy these all over again in digital form.  We do not yet handle tapes that exhibit shedding or other similar forms of degradation.

Our Process

We use a Teac 35-2 professional reel-to-reel deck to play back your 1/4" tapes.  It has switchable 2-track and 4-track modes, can accommodate up to 10.5" reels, and natively plays tape at 7.5 and 15ips.  No matter the recording speed of your tapes, we can make speed adjustments in software.  We can also make clean splices when necessary.


Professionally-serviced Teac 35-2
Disable all noise reduction filters/EQ
Flat amplification to digital audio
Speed correction in software
Software equalization


Wow & flutter removal
Spectral denoising
Channel balance / mix to mono
Process to custom bit depth / sample rate / format

Common Services and Rates

Flat Transfer to 24-bit / 192kHz File

  • 3" reel: $15
  • 5" reel: $25
  • 7" reel: $35
  • 10.5" reel: $45

We digitize the audio with basic equalization to account for the noise reduction scheme used during recording to a single 24-bit / 192kHz FLAC file.

Tape Cleaning:

  • 3" reel: $10
  • 5" reel: $20
  • 7" reel: $30
  • 10.5" reel: $40

We can manually irradiate and remove minor to moderate mold from tapes.

Basic Restoration: $10 / hour of content

We enable automated, conservative denoising methods, then process and export the results to the bit depth / sample rate / format of your choice.

Custom Restoration: $30 / hour of labor

We selectively and manually repair and enhance the recorded audio.

Tape Repair: $5 / splice

When the worst happens and a tape is snapped or damaged, we can fix it.

CD Mastering: $10 per CD

We master your audio for CD and write one audio CD.  We will nondestructively label the CD.  Duplicates from the same master are $5 each.

CD Labeling: $5 per CD

Have our Canon Pixma Pro 9000 printer directly apply track information and artwork to your CDs.  Need jewel inserts, tray inlays, custom artwork?  Contact us for a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does "flat transfer" mean?

Instead of using the noise reduction circuitry inside the deck, we employ software-based processing of the recorded audio.  This eliminates a noise source and the possibility of an incorrect EQ curve being applied to the audio in the analog domain.  We are free to choose an EQ method after recording the audio in software.  The quality and scope of the tools available for this task have changed significantly over the years, and if they continue to improve, then you can always go back to this file and apply an entirely different processing chain without needing to digitize the audio from the tape again.

How do you deliver the audio?

Generally, a customer will supply us with a hard drive and we write the files out to that device.  We can accommodate virtually any file system.

Estimates / Placing an Order

The ordering process begins with contacting us via our contact form with details about your project.  Useful information includes:

  • Number and size of tape reel(s)
  • Level of restoration desired
  • Desired final audio bit rate / sample rate / format

If necessary we will follow up with you to ensure the estimate is accurate.  You may drop off your tapes at our Squaresuit Conversions shop in Kettering for processing.

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