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Audio Transfer

Audio-cassettes, open-reel tapes and Digital Audio Tapes (DATs) can start to decay in less than 10 years.

Having your recordings on Compact Disc keeps them safe and makes it easy to make additional CD copies with no loss of quality. 

CD-ROM Services offer audio cassette conversion to CD, Audio CD duplication, DAT conversion to CD,music to disc, reel to reel conversion, reel to reel transfer, and a tape baking service to recover old tapes.

Just bring or send tapes to CD-ROM Services Pty Ltd at Suite 105, Level 1, 66 Berry Street, North Sydney. Your tapes will be transferred by Andrew Host who has over 30 years professional audio experience.

Cost of audio transfer onto one CD-R

Audio transfer per 60 minutes (or part thereof)
including creation of Audio CD Master


Additional CD copies

1 to 24 additional copies
including black printing on the disc
and insertion into a jewel or slimline case

$6 each

25 or more copies:

Please call 02 9954 9885 for pricing.

Above prices are for direct transfer only, excluding editing or equalisation.

Audio editing or equalization

$50 per half hour
or part thereof

Tape Baking More info on tape baking

$55 per bake for quarter-inch tapes and cassettes.
$65 for one-inch and two-inch tapes
(maximum reel diameter is 10.5 inches)


It makes no difference if the CD is for sale, or for promotional use, or private use only - the same laws apply, and in all cases appropriate licences must be obtained before we can copy works which are subject to copyright.

We can, however, transfer your personal recordings for which you or a member of your family own the copyright, such as:

  • Recordings of your children talking, or yourself as a child.
  • Musical works which you have composed and performed yourself.
  • Sound recordings of your wedding.
  • Sound recordings of a family funeral.

Read more about copyright

Suitable Audio Formats

DAT (Digital Audio Tape):

  • DATs may be sampled at 32, 44.1 or 48 kHz, but for highest quality transfer to CD, 44.1 kHz is preferred.
  • Please use new tapes where possible.
  • Please record silence for at least 30 seconds before the start of the first track of audio.
  • Start IDs should be present to indicate where you want tracks to change on the CD.

Mini Disc:

  • You should have tracks on the Mini Disc correspond to where you want the tracks on the CD.
  • Standard Play is preferred, but Long Play (MDLP2 or MDLP4) is available. HI-MD is currently not available. If you have a HI-MD disc to be transferred, you will also need to supply a HI-MD player.

WAV or AIFF files on disc:

  • Any sample rate up to 96 kHz.

MP3 files:

  • On disc, USB flash memory or via email or FTP.

Quarter inch analogue reel-to-reel tape:

  • Without dbx or Dolby noise-reduction.
  • The following open-reel tape speeds are available:
    • 4.76 cm/s (1 7/8 ips).
    • 9.5 cm/s (3 3/4 ips).
    • 19.05 cm/s (7 1/2 ips).
    • 38.1 cm/s (15 ips).
    • 76.2 cm/s (30 ips)
  • The following recording formats are available:
    • Full track mono.
    • Half track mono or stereo.
    • Quarter track mono or stereo.

PCM on Betamax or U-Matic:

  • Sony 501 or compatible, PAL only.

Audio Cassette:

  • Audio can be transferred from a standard audio-cassette, but this is not recommended (if there is any higher-quality alternative) due to the generally inferior quality of cassettes and the compatibility problems associated with phase alignment and Dolby playback level.

Click here to see instructions for creating an Audio CD Master using Nero.

See also:  Specifications for all master discs

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