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Precious Voices
Acorn Cottage
Lock Road
North Cotes
Grimsby
DN361 5UP

email: info@preciousvoices.co.uk
web www.preciousvoices.co.uk

Telephone: 01472 389965

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What we can do

Tape to CD Transfer

reel tape to cd

Tape recordings were never meant to last. Tapes can become stretched, broken or damaged by magnetic fields. In such circumstances tapes can, over time, finish up unplayable and precious memories will be lost forever.

  • In the short term we can significantly reduce the stickiness of deteriorating tape.
  • We can mend breaks
  • Remove damaged or stretched sections.
  • Remove most pops and clicks
  • Reduce background hiss.
  • Transfer the recording onto a CD
  • A CD stores information in a digital form and is not subject to the same deterioration as tape.

Damaged Reel to Reel Audio Tape   Repaired Reel to Reel Audio Tape
Tape as received.
Multiple breaks and
stretched portions of tape.
The same tape after repair


How much do you charge?

All the necessary processes such as tape repair, noise reduction, etc. are covered by a single fee based on the playing time of your tape/record.

Reel to Reel Tapes

First Hour
£60
For each subsequent hour on the same tape
£30

Cassette Tapes

First Hour
£40
For each subsequent hour on the same tape
£22

How long is my cassette?

On the side of the cassette will be a letter, usually a large capital “C” or a “D” followed by two numbers. That number is the maximum number of minutes playing time on the cassette. A C60 tape means it has a playing time of 1 hour. Although the C60 and C90 were the most numerous, other cassettes which we have seen are C15, C30, and even two hour C120's!

Mangled Cassette Tape
Voices were still recovered from this cassette despite
being damaged by stretching, creasing and several snaps.


Record to CD Transfer

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If you have a rare or commercially unobtainable (on CD) recording on LP wheree you are not the performer we can make one copy of it with the written permission of the copyright hodler (usually the recording artist or their record company). This has to be where you own the copy of that record (or tape) and the CD is only for your own use. These conditions are set down in UK and international Copyright Laws, designed to protect the interests of the original recording artist.

We therefore ask that if you send any commercially produced recordings, that you include with it the written permission from the copyright holder and you sign the declaration at the bottom of the order form stating that the record is your property and the CD is for your use only.

How much do you charge?

78 rpm Records These records often require many hours of work to recover audio material from them.
£50

All the necessary processes such as tape repair, noise reduction, making seperate tracks on final CD are covered by a single fee. There are no hidden extras to calculate.

 


Listening to your Recording

The CD of your recording can be played on an ordinary CD player or personal computer. If you want to keep your recording safe on a digital CD but don't have a CD player or computer we can make you a copy or copies on tape as part of the restoration service.


Your Old Tape/Record/Video

After the restoration and transfer process, your tape will be returned to you. However nothing can stop it deteriorating further with age.

VHS Video to DVD
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In response to popular demand we are now able to transfer your family video footage to DVD. Have your Wedding or Christening or important family occasions protected by transferring them from degradable video tape to a secure digital format. Video footage is unlike pure audio and we cannot clean up or improve the original quality of filming. With video transfer what you see on the original cassette is literally what you get on DVD. As the video player and cassette are rapidly becoming obsolete and unavailable we are being asked more and more to transfer these precious memories to a digital format.

How much do you charge?

All the necessary processes are covered by a single fee based on the playing time of your tape/record. For a 3 hour (usually labelled E180) video tape the cost is £30 and for a four hour (E240) tape costs £40.

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Screenshots of cine footage brought to us by a client on VHS video tape.

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N.B. As in all our other work we have to obey strict copyright laws. So this service is only available for your own family video footage. We CANNOT copy favourite films or TV programs to DVD for our customers.
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