I recently had Curtis Media Transfer recreate the music from three seven inch reel to reel tapes that were made in 1971 at Ubon AFB, Thailand, during the waning years of the Vietnam War. The three tapes plus others were returned to the family as personal effects of a missing in action fighter pilot. As time marched on the tapes could not be played due to the changes in audio equipment as reel to reel gave way to other audio formats.
After searching for a business that had the ability transfer music from reel to reel to other audio formats, I found Curtis Media Transfer. These people put the “pro” in professionalism. Their work is done to the nth degree with a great sense of caring and “doing it right”. Once again music that was collected and recorded over 40 years ago can be enjoyed after decades of silence. I am pleased and satisfied with the work beyond words. Silent memories do not have to remain silent and your personal property is not in jeopardy. Many thanks to all who worked on my personal property and thanks for unlocking memories from the past.
Roberta B. West Texas
As I’m writing this I’m having trouble keeping from crying. You have given me something priceless when you transferred my audio tapes. My Dad was in Viet Nam in 1965 and sent one of the reels to us instead of writing letters. Now that both of my parents have passed away, hearing his voice when he was younger and so much healthier than in his later years makes me want to cry like a baby.
I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for me and my family. You’ve allowed us to hear tapes that have long since been tucked away in a drawer and long forgotten. Hearing myself 50 years ago was a bit strange, but my kids and grandson love it.
I have to admit I was a bit leery of dealing with someone over the internet, but you took such great care of us that I would recommend you to anyone and everyone. You delivered everything just as you promised and your communication every step of the way really helped to take out any worries along the way. Anybody that sees your website should know that you guys are absolutely fabulous.
From me and my family, thank you so very much for sending us back a family treasure that we didn’t even realize we had and one that will be cherished forever.
Brian – Lowell, AR
I have to tell you how thankful I am…
…to you and your team for helping me treasure this wonderful memory. I was very little then, about 10 and I seem to have lost all memory of my sister’s voice along with all of the other folks in the recording. This has brought it all back to me.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Sincerely, Maria – Boston, MA
Reel-to-Reel: I Just Listened to the Recording…
…and what a trip down memory lane. I had just been assigned to Hawaii after a tour in Viet Nam. It was pay back from the admiral that I worked for. Nice to relive the memories of talking with my folks (one way) who are both gone and my younger brother who is going into an assisted living facility next month. Your efforts brought me great joy and many things I had forgotten over the years. Too bad the rest of the tapes are gone. I’d have them all done. Keeping your card for future reference and to pass to others. Thanks again for your persistence.
8mm Film: Dear Friends at Curtis Media Transfer,
I want to thank-you for the fast, efficient, and thorough job that you did on transferring all of my Super 8 films to DVD. On Christmas weekend I had all of my siblings come over and watch these movies and it was truly a wonderful day. We all relived many memories and shared them with our children. I also took the liberty of taking snippets of these films and emailing them to cousins out of state. I had one cousin start crying when she saw the video of her parents from the early 60’s. This is the only video she has of her parents and it was an emotional time to see them again. Again thank you for the fine, professional work and for cooperating with me as well.
Happy New Year.
Reel-to-Reel: To all who work at Curtis Media Transfer –
8mm Films: Thanks!
My parents called yesterday evening absolutely ecstatic over the DVD’s from their 8mm films. They were so touched and happy and although I already wrote and told you how much we enjoyed them, wanted you to know how happy they were as well. Thank you for making such a difference for my parents in their elder years. You provide so much more than a photo service, you provide happiness and nostalgia for everyone.
Thanks again, Pam
8mm Films: Review & Testimonial
I sent a box of about 15 small 8mm movie reels and a 400 ft 8mm reel. The small reels were organized into chapters spread onto 3 dvds, just as I requested. The large reel was accompanied by about half a dozen MP3 music files with instructions for where to insert each song and at what point in the song to begin. Although the linkage of audio and video took several tries, the company persisted until I was satisfied. I also sent them reel to reel audio tapes which they converted to CDs, with great clarity. I highly recommend them, and will use them again to convert VCR tapes to DVD
Reel-to-Reel: THANK YOU!!!!
Reel-to-Reel: For invoice #1917……
Just a note of thanks for your very quick turnaround of my reel to reel tape to CD transfer. I received the 3 copies today and everyone is perfect. How wonderful to hear this tape nearly 50 years later. I can’t wait to send the 2 extra copies I had made to our 2 friends who are also on this tape.
Thank you again….
I enjoyed doing business with you.
Mary Ann Pflumm
Reel-to-Reel: Thank you very much,
Reel-to-Reel: Just want to thank you
for you superb service. The tapes you copied for us last month on to CD are perfect. I am delighted with your service and with how well organized and simple the process was. Thank you very much. I recommend your company most highly.
Reel-to-Reel: Thank You!
Reel-to-Reel: Received the Cd’s
Reel-to-Reel: I just received my tapes and CD
8mm Film: Merry Christmas, Curtis Media Transfer!
Reel-to-Reel: Dear sir,
Just to let you know I have safely received my order today. Delighted with the results, thank you ! It is amazing to listen to recordings of dear family 50 years ago, now brought back to life.
Reel-to-Reel: I just wanted to communicate
how satisfied I was with both the final product and the service. It can be both intimidating and disappointing to deal with a service company such as yours over the Internet, and there was some surprise about turnaround times initially. But in the end I am a very happy customer whose timing was accommodated—the CDs of his family recordings under the Christmas tree were a high point of the holidays for my husband—and I was impressed that you took the time to verify the mailing address and make a phone call to be sure everything was accurate. So thanks for the quality job and happy new year to all!
Reel-to-Reel: My wife and I are delighted
with the reel to CD transfer.
The reel stored precious memories.
The CD’s let us relive them. Thank you for your excellent service!
Reel-to-Reel: Just wanted to let you know
that I received my CD’s and tapes yesterday. I can’t tell you just how pleased I am with the CD’s. They are absolutely terrific. The tapes you transferred from were over 50 years old and I had never heard most of them. My only regret is that I didn’t send them to you sooner. My mother passed away in 2009 and would have been delighted to hear her recordings again after so many years. These are now one of my most treasured possessions!
Thank you again!
I just wanted to say thank you. I sent you a couple
of reel to reel tapes a few weeks ago to transfer to
CD. I was very nervous in sending them because they
were about 35 years old and had some relatives voices
on them that are no longer alive. I can’t tell you
how much it meant to get them back on CD (extremely
quick I might add) and to hear those tapes which no
one has heard in about 30 years. Everything was so
professionally done and the recording quality was
absolutely fabulous – no one would know that those
tapes were that old. I can’t thank you enough and I
can’t wait for my family to hear them at Christmas
time when I give the copies as gifts. It will be the
best gift ever!
Reel-to-Reel: I received the Cd’s yesterday
78 RPM Transfer: Thank-you From Chicago
Reel-to-Reel: I received my tapes/Cd’s today
Reel-to-Reel: CURTIS MEDIA TRANSFER:
Reel-to-Reel: The extra CD’s arrived today.
my audio transfer to Reel2Reel2CD. I have been increasingly
impressed with every contact. You provided clear information
on your web page, were very helpful on the phone, returned
emails promptly, produced excellent transfer CD’s from my
old tape, and anticipated my request for additional copies.I rate Reel2Reel2CD a 10 out of 10.Thanks,
Reel-to-Reel: I just wanted to Thank You
Reel-to-Reel: A couple of months back
Reel-to-Reel: Thank you
for the great job you did with the tape I recently sent to you. It was even older than I thought. The session I wanted to save was from about 1978, but at the end of it was a little bit of Richard Nixon taking the oath of office for his first term! That was something I recorded when I first received my Sears tape recorder in 1968, so the tape was already 10 years old when I made the recording of my father. My father has been gone for quite a few years and it made my mother cry to hear his voice again. You made a treasured memory come alive. Please keep up the good work.
I have been most impressed with your company
and would give you a great recommendation.
Thank you very much.
Reel-to-Reel/ Cassette: Dear Curtis Media Transfer:
Reel-to-Reel: I wanted to thank all of you again
Everything turned out great….
I’m incorporating it into a family DVD I’m doing for my folks…this is my mom’s father and she will be thrilled…thanks so much!
Just wanted you to know that we received the CD’s in time for our family gathering and listened to a few of dad’s letters from Vietnam. It was great to hear our dad’s voice again (he passed away in 2004). We laughed at some of the mundane things he talked about (insurance and gardening) and cried when he mentioned letters he had gotten from us kids, and the plans he was making for my mom and him to meet in Hawaii during an R&R. Thank you so much for your work on this. We will probably be sending the rest of the tapes to you in the near future.
Grace and Peace,
Let me take this opportunity to say you are easier to do business with than any other online experience I have had. Starting with your ordering protocol, then on the phone, and on thru the email exchanges, you are outstanding. I am 84, and my computer skills are minimal. I usually shrink from doing business online, but you guys have just about dragged me into the 21st century……
Cassette Transfer: I received my CD’s on Monday.
You did a great job. Thanks.
In the cassettes I sent you, my father relates
much of his personal story. A lot of which
I was hearing for the first time. I made those tapes in 1978. He died in 1985. Unfortunately, over the years I lost one of the
cassettes, and so the CD ends rather abruptly. However, recording those cassettes and now having the CDs brings forth fond memories.
Reel-to-Reel: Just received the disks back
from the reel to reel recording of my grandmother! You folks did a fantastic job and please use me as a reference! We will certainly refer others to you as well!
Reel-to-Reel: I just wanted to thank you
for your professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with you in getting my reels transferred. You were extremely helpful, you kept me abreast of what was going on and the CD’s are quality. You and yours are an awesome company, and I am a happy customer. Thanks again and have a bountiful holiday season.
just wanted to say thank you for the great job you did transferring some old reel to reel tapes to CD for me recently. They were letters home to Germany from my mother 40 years ago. She is currently terminally ill and unable to speak. It’s been a pleasure to hear her voice again, even if I don’t quite understand all she is saying 🙂
Reel-to-Reel: I received the tape and CD’s today
and I just have to let you know what a treasure this is to have.
You must hear a lot of stories and silly things on the tapes that you copy for people…. in our case, I believe I mentioned that we didn’t know of this tape’s existence until we were going through a
dresser drawer filled with photos after our mother passed away in November. None of us had seen it before or knew what was on it…..until today! My mother and father are talking with my twin sister and I. January of 1964 so we were 2 1/2. They recorded this tape for our Aunt Mildred who they drove up to Anchorage, Alaska in 1960 so she could begin her new job as a 5th grade school teacher.
Back then you didn’t just fly anytime you wanted… (we lived in Kansas at the time). Our father passed away in 1970 when we were 9 and we sadly don’t have any voice recordings of him, except for this one tape…..and after nearly 36 years its wonderful to hear our parents together with us. I just can’t ever thank you enough for what you’ve been able to give back to us! Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
I received the CD’s yesterday.
Reel-to-Reel: Thank you so very much. Hopefully by now you have received my other check. I mailed it out on Monday. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. I’ll remember to recommend you to anyone I come
across who needs your type of service. You are top-notch, in all ways.
Cassette Transfer: Thank you for such speedy service
Dear Curtis Media Transfer,
Thank you for the update and for being so easy to work with. It’s great to see a company that puts an emphasis on quality service and a great customer experience. I called several local companies in Manhattan and none gave me the confidence nor the ease of working together that you all have.
Have a great weekend,
8mm Film Transfer: Hello,
Thanks for doing an excellent job taking care of the film and film audio to DVD transfer. I am very pleased! You will be hearing from me again for more work. You made us smile and laugh!
Thank you, again!
Hope to see you soon!
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