Professional Open Reel Multi-Track 1/4" Audio Conversions | Oxford UK

Professional open reel tape (NAB reel) (1930s – )  


Our specialist audio department can support our clients with all audio reel to reel magnetic tape transfers to HQ professional outputs to include WAV, AIFF, FLAC and MP3. We offer optical solutions to CD if required.


 Please contact to request a quotation or call 01865 457000.

Our offices are open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm. Clients are asked to contact the office to book an appointment to bring orders in. Alternatively orders can be posted or left in our large post box. Turnaround times are between 7 -15 working days. Urgent orders will incur an additional 50% charge.

Due to the nature of our business, if we require additional time to complete orders, we will advise on our initial estimate


AMPEX brand open reel audio tapes (i.e. Ampex 456) require immediate attention due to the sub-standard adhesive used in the manufacturing process. These tapes are at particular risk of completely deteriorating to the point of no return. Don't wait on digitising these reel to-reel tapes! We can record analog sources at 44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz, at 24 or 16 bits.

Open reel tape recorders for professional use generally use large metal reels (mostly 10½-inches) with large centre holes, which eventually became standardised and known as NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) reels, as opposed to domestic open reel tape recorders which generally used smaller plastic reels and smaller ‘cine spindle’ hubs. Professional tape generally runs at 15 or 30-inches per second.

Corporate, Heritage and Consumer Audio Tape Digitisation

Output to Waveform Audio File Format (WAV, WAVE, Broadcast BWF) AIFF, MP3 or CD
16-bit 44.1 kHz (CD) upto 24-bit 192 kHz.  All prices exclude VAT at 20%
CASSETTE SERVICES PER TAPE 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Cassettes, Dictaphone, Mini and Micro Cassettes
Cassettes - C30 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Cassettes - C60 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00
Cassettes - C90 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00
Cassettes - C120 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00
Tape baking per reel - if required 5.00
Audio restoration per cassette 10.00
1/4" DOMESTIC SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Domestic reel to reel - 30mins 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Domestic reel to reel - upto 60mins 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00
Domestic reel to reel - 120mins 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00 18.00
Domestic reel to reel - 180mins 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00 20.00
Tape baking per reel 5.00
Domestic spool diameters are 3.25", 5 inch and 7 inch
with recording speeds of either 1 7/8 ips, 3 3/4 ips or 7 1/2 ips
and typically quarter-track (4 track) mono or stereo.
1/4" 2-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
2-channel studio master 7" (15ips or 30ips) 30.00 28.00 26.00 24.00 22.00
2-channel studio master 10.5" (15ips or 30ips) 40.00 38.00 36.00 34.00 32.00
Prices include baking
Spool diameters are 7 inch and 10.5 inch half-track
(2-track) stereo running at 15 ips or 30 ips.
1/4" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
4-track tape 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00
8-track tape 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00
Prices include baking
1/2" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
1/2 inch 2-track tape 40.00
1/2 inch 4-track tape 55.00
1/2 inch 8-track tape 70.00
1/2 inch 16-track tape 80.00
Prices include baking
1" MULTI-TRACK SERVICES PER REEL1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
1 inch 4-track tape 60.00
1 inch 8-track tape 70.00
1 inch 16-track tape 85.00
1 inch 24-track tape 90.00
Prices include baking


HOURLY COSTS 40.00 60.00 100.00 150.00 200.00 45PHR


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Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm.
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ. Parking is available at the front of the building or rear car park.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email