cassette transfer / cleanup service recommendations?


Feb 9, 2002
I have a couple of choral music cassettes which were semi-professionally recorded by our church long ago.

I would like to have them digitized and any necessary EQ / noise reduction performed, so that I can burn a few CD-Rs for church members.

There are dozens of outfits on the 'net offering this service starting at ten bucks a tape, but I don't get the impression that too many of them know about (for example) adjusting the azimuth when playing back the tapes.

If I had a tape deck with adjustable azimuth, I would do the initial transfer myself. But I don't think it would be cost-effective to invest in one just for this project. Noise reduction / EQ are beyond my experience in any case.

On the other hand, I don't have a lot of money to spend; this is not going to be a profit-making project.

Any recommendations for where I can get a good transfer and some post-processing done for a relatively inexpensive price?

Thanks very much!

Michael Decerbo
Cambridge, Mass.

Big K

Well-Known Member
Jan 16, 2002
If you could fiddel with Azimuth and things.. Do you think you could adjust it properly? Not as easy...
If you need to apply NR you might have to bring back some air and presence to the sound, with older Tapes, maybe give it even a little reverb for more 3D or depth.
I might take some additional compression asf.
With Thomas your tapes are certainly in safe hands. He knows it all and has the right tools for the job.