Norfolk UK: looking for legal above board customer recommended service to transfer cassette / audio tapes to CD / DVD. Lots of people claim to do this, is there anyone who does so as a skill swap / bartering service as I can’t afford much. There are stereos that will do this BUT these tapes are old and fragile (rarities) and may wreck a person’s stereo. Can’t afford to hire a studio hence skill swap would be useful. Can ‘hiss / damaged’ sound on the worst of them be minimised?
If you can record from the tapes to your computer (i'll provide instructions) and send by email with your postal address and funding to cover the cost of the CD-R and P&P i'd happily do this for a single album.
Thanks ever so much but I don,t have my own computer, also the biggest problem is getting the old + damaged tapes to play at all without wrecking the tape heads(Google that if youre too young to know about 90 min cassettes) Graphic equalisers can take hiss out but I'd need to play the things without damage to tapes or play mechanism.Also there is "wow and flutter" distortions due to spooling mechanism on tapes (or the tape, in places)which I don,t want made worse.Tapes need re - spooling but I don't know if that's done anymore
Basically I need to record and play them out loud from the same mechanism and would have a tape machine that works AND does both these things maybe into a recording device, before any sound can be transmitted.Thanks for email - it shows me which bits I have to make much clearer and also prioritise.Will get back to you aGAIN ALL THE BEST ephemerol9
For hiss, during silent moments, that's trivial to remove - recovering actual damage to the sound is more in-depth detailed work and results are not guaranteed, so if you want someone to do that it'd be best to find an expert