Audio for the pros

Based on older open-reel magnetic audio, ¼” reel-to-reel tapes were the popular audio recording source of the 1940s-1960s.

Professionals and Radio stations began using reel-to-reels for their high-fidelity audio recording needs. They provided high quality audio without any of the problems that came with vinyl, including faster speeds and 4-Track recording! But the learning curve to play back reel-to-reels prevented them from truly dominating the market. As soon as audio cassettes were released, reel-to-reel recording became a strictly professional market.

Though reel-to-reel is a high quality format, the players are getting increasingly more difficult to find. Working players are expensive, and broken players cost a lot to fix. Add to that the fact that using one of these machines is difficult, and that means you could be incorrectly playing back the tapes.

LA Video Transfer can convert your reel-to-reel tapes to CD or high quality digital file. Our professional equipment and industry grade capture tools provide the best fidelity possible.

*Reel to Reels are considered Pro when recorded at 15IPS or with more than 2 audio channels.