Cassette Tape Transfer. Flash drive, MP3, WAV, cloud, download or CD.
Curtis Media Transfer specializes in transferring Reel-to-Reel tape and cassette tape to CD, MP3 or WAV files. We have been doing this for the past 19 years. During those years we have cultivated a great reputation allowing us to do work with organizations such as, Johns Hopkins University, Parris Island Marine Base and Carnegie Hall just to name a few. We help our customers recover reel-to-reel & cassette tape recordings made 40, 50 even 60 years ago.
40% off cassette tape transfers
until May 31st, 2022
Cassette tape to CD, MP3 or WAV $21.00
Now just $12.60 until May 31st, 2022.
Duplicate CD $9.00
Flash Drives: $10.00
Preview Samples: Still Free!
You can use the order form to calculate the cost (including discount) and see all your options. Please don't submit until you are ready to order. (Order form will open in a new window).
Step 1 - Choose Your Output Option
Your order form will ask if you would like your cassette tapes transferred to professional archival grade CDs or digital files such as MP3 or WAV. Digital files can then be delivered via download, flash drive or external hard drive.
Step 2 - Number your cassette tapes
You can do this with post-it notes or any other sticky labels you have. Maybe a Sharpie if you don't mind writing on the case or tape itself. While your at it add "printers note" to your tapes to have special printing done when ordering CDs as an output option.
This numbering helps us with any special instructions you might have concerning particular tapes. Perhaps you want copies of some tapes but not all. Also, if you choose to have "preview samples" sent to your inbox but have more than five tapes (our limit on preview samples), you will need to indicate which tapes you want to preview.
Pre numbering the tapes improves the communication between you and us and helps get the job done your way.
Step 3 - Decide if you want Preview Samples.
Preview samples offers you the opportunity to hear samples from up to 5 of your reel-to-ree tapes with no obligation.
To have small 2 - 3 minute MP3 samples of content from your reel-to-reel tapes sent to your inbox select that option on the order form.
You will find a place on the order form to describe what kind of content you are hoping to find. For example, live music, family conversations etc.
Our technicians will transfer the entire content of your reel-to-reel tapes and digitally search for the content you described. That content, if found, will be used to make your samples. These samples will then be emailed to you to hear.
After you give the "okay" we will email you an invoice and transfer the tapes you request. You will not be charged anything until after we have finished your project. If you choose to have nothing transferred, no problem, you would just owe the $11.00 return shipping (if you want the reels returned, if not, you owe nothing). If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 1-800-617-8273 or use the contact form here.
Step 4 - Fill Out Your Order Form
On your order form you will be able to choose your output preferences, order CD copies for family and friends, order flash drives if you are not sending one with your tapes, request to have Preview Samples emailed to you, leave the technician some notes or communicate with us about anything you wish.
Please call us at 1-800-617-8273 if you any problems ordering your media transfers.
Step 6 - Pack & ship your tapes
Keep in mind that all deliveries to us are made by hand inside at our front counter. Everything we ship out is picked up at the same front counter. Also, over the years we have built friendships with, USPS, UPS & FedEx drivers. They all know what we do is irreplaceable.
Determining The Cost
When viewing our pricing please keep in mind that it is all-inclusive. For example cassette tape with 60 minutes of audio will be the same price if it has 90 minutes and needs an extra CD. (80 minutes is all that a CD will hold). You will get a set of 2 CDs for for the same price. It also includes, track marking, splicing, repairing, hiss hum and noise reduction, MP3 or WAV instead of audio CD, downloading your cassette tapes audio and more. Return shipping is a flat $11.00.
Advantages of choosing us
We offer free MP3's samples of your cassette tapes with no obligation to go through with transfer. (Optional).
We include splicing and repairing of your cassettes in the price of the transfer.
We include hiss, hum & noise reduction, equalization, volume enhancements and track separation in the price of the cassette transfer.
We do not put a copyright lock on disc. (Which means you can burn copies yourself if you like).
Extra copies, if we make them, are just $9.00.
We perform all the work in-house by us.
Return shipping is just $11.00 2-3 day Priority mail.
We use professional archival grade CDs.
We price by cassette tape not runtime so you don't have to know how long your cassette tape is.(A CD holds 80 minutes of audio). It will be the same price even if it takes two CDs to hold your cassette tapes audio.
We turn-around most orders in 2 - 3 weeks or less. If you are working with a deadline let us know and will be happy to help you meet it.
We have a team of motivated technicians with over 19 years experience.
We hold your digital files for 90 days for safety & re-orders.
We offer output options such as CD, MP3 or WAV. Digital files can be downloaded or placed on a flash drive or external hard drive.
No charge for blank cassette tapes.
We have no minimum order.
If you so desire you can talk directly to the tech who works on your project. (1-800-617-8273).
We have outstanding customer support: Call us at
1-800-617-8273 M-TH 10am to 6pm & Fri 10am to 5pm ET. Or use this form to contact us anytime.
Find a better price somewhere else for the same service, and if we can verify it, we will try to match it.
"We price by cassette tape not runtime so you do not need to know how long your cassette tape is.(A CD holds 80 minutes of audio). It will be the same price even if it takes two CDs to hold your cassette tapes audio".
Frequently asked questions
Q: What kind of cassette tape do you transfer?
A: All standard and micro cassette tapes.
Q: Will I be charged if my my cassette tapes are blank?
A: No. If you want your cassette tape back there will be a return shipping fee of $11.00
Q: I don't know what is on my cassette tapes, what can you do to help?
A: With our free "Preview Service" we can email you short mp3 samples taken from your tapes. If you decide not to have your cassette tapes transferred after hearing the samples there is no charge at all other than having your tapes returned to you, and that is optional. See details on order form. (Limit 5 tapes per order).
Q: How many cassette tapes fit onto one CD?
A: A CD can hold 80 minutes of audio. So as long as a cassette tape is under 80 minutes it will fit on one CD. 90 minutes cassettes will take 2 CDs. (No extra cost). You do have the option of having your cassette tapes transferred to flash drive, cloud, and email download as MP3 or WAV files.
Q: Do you sell reel-to-reel decks?
A: No. You can try A-V Specialist. They also repair decks.
Q: Will my finished CD have track markers?
Q: Do you offer a bulk discount?
A: Yes, 10% after 25-30 cassette tapes. 15% after 30-50 tapes. 20% after 50-75. 25% 75-100
Q: How long does it take?
A: We are always willing to work with your deadline. So if you have a special need please call us and let us know and we will work with you. We enjoy helping people make an occasion special for a loved one. Now the standard answer: 14 days. If you have many cassette tapes it could take longer.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday
Schedule Saturday Appointment