Our price includes one 16 or 24 bit DAT Tape transfer (DAT Tape conversion) of any length of time to a new lossless digital file and a scanned picture of your original media.
You can purchase our cloud storage option and we will supply a download link to your newly digitized Digital Audio Tape or you can purchase a CD-R or USB Thumb Drive from us above and we will include it in your package when we return your material.
Upon receipt and inspection of your material we typically complete transfers in 3-5 business days at which time we will return your media via USPS and supply a tracking number.
When the DAT tape format became widely adopted in the 1990’s by recording studios, record labels and other pro-audio consumers it was hailed as the new recording media to replace traditional analog mastering tape. Today there are many DAT master recordings that are degrading and suffer from digital noise, dropouts and distortion. To make matters worse the players themselves are notoriously finicky and there are very few people who have the ability to fix or service the machines. If you own any DAT tapes we highly recommend transferring them as soon as possible.
If you require audio restoration to improve the sound quality of your DAT Digital Audio Tape conversion please specify at checkout and we will give you a quote upon completion of the transfer. Please keep in mind that it is impossible to fix most types of digital distortion on deteriorating Digital Audio Tapes.
There is no universal solution when it comes to fixing and restoring recorded sound. Audio restoration can be simple and take 15-20 minutes or take multiple hours depending on the issues present and techniques required to perform the work.
Please be aware that websites offering a fixed price for restoration work are generally using a “one size fits all” approach and potentially doing more harm than good to the finished audio. Each time unwanted noise is removed it affects the audio, restoration should be tailored towards the individual recording and changes within the recording. A simple recording with 10 songs has 10 different songs, so the restoration work applied to one song doesn’t always apply to the other songs.
We monitor your media the entire time it’s being converted and perform real time adjustments if necessary to ensure the best quality digital transfers. We are not a “big box” digitizing service and do not outsource any of our work. All of your DAT tapes are converted digitally in house right here in the USA. Our digitizing services are archival quality with specific attention given to the individual needs of the customer on a per project basis.
Our new and vintage transfer equipment is regularly maintained, cleaned and calibrated to provide the best sound quality for your audio transfers.