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Quarter inch reel-to-reel aka open reel analogue audio tape was one of the most widespread audio tape formats of the 20th century, and is still used by specialist recordists.
At Greatbear, we regularly and carefully restore and digitise all variations of quarter inch audio tape. We clean and restore tapes by hand, and use high-specification Sony, Studer and Tascam playback machines, to provide high-quality transfer services for projects ranging from single tapes to many hundreds of reels.
We offer a range of delivery formats for our audio transfers. We're happy to create any other digital audio files, according to your needs.
We can provide the appropriately - sized USB delivery media for your files, or use media supplied by you, or deliver your files online. We offer free assessments - please to discuss your project.
For an introduction to our assessment and treatment processes, Sex service in london see our guide to "what happens to your audio tape". A high-quality reel-to-reel transfer starts with the best possible analogue playback machine: clean, demagnetised and calibrated.
All our machines are kept in excellent working Shemales in arizona and regularly calibrated. We own test tapes, tension gauges and test equipment so calibration and repair are easier to achieve.
At this stage any other editing or digital processing for restoration of tape content can be performed if necessary.
Other common spool sizes are 3", 5" and We often receive reels in a poor condition with a variety of physical problems with a variety Single parents montreal causes:. These types of problems and more must be addressed before a tape can be satisfactorily transferred.
For an overview of our processes, see 'what happens to your audio tape? The reel-to-reel format was used in the very earliest tape recorders, including the pioneering German Magnetophon tape recorder machines of the s.
Originally, this format had no name, since all forms of magnetic tape recorder used it. The name arose only with the Missoula montana modular homes to distinguish it from the several kinds of tape cartridges or cassettes which were introduced in the early s.
Inexpensive reel-to-reel tape recorders were widely used for voice recording in the home and in schools before the Philips compact cassetteintroduced ingradually took over. Cassettes eventually displaced reel-to-reel recorders for consumer use.
High-speed reel-to-reel tape recorders rapidly became the main recording format used by audiophiles and professional recording studios until the late s when digital audio recording techniques began to allow the use of other types of media such as Digital Audio Tape DAT cassettes and hard disks.