Transfers/Restoration to CD - Original recording on Reel-to-reel Tape Complete price list for Reel-to-Reel (1/4 inch open reel) conversions:
1 CD made out of 1 Reel-to-Reel tape (any size reel up to 7 inch accepted) of up to 20 Songs or (Maximum) of 80 minutes in length *. Speeds are limited to 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS on Source Tape.
Simple Conversion, (no individual tracks) $35.00 1. This includes the setup, 2. initial run to draft CD,
Basic setup and initial run (items 1 &2) gives you a simple "copy" of what is on your source tape to a digital CD. Because of the nature of tape noise, this means you will have one continuous track compiling all the audio from your tape.
Conversion with Individual Track Assignment $60.00 3. above, plus 4. transcription from initial run draft CD to digital edit mode (if required), 5. editing processes (track formatting, EQ, Normalization, hiss reduction, etc.) 6. re-transcription to format/tracked CD
In items 3-5, we transfer the initial CD to PC-based editing software where we can perform editing functions (i.e. assign tracks and digital silence in between) as well as work some remedial editing into the audio file to improve the sound a bit...
Tape Logging Services
Extra tracks (per extra track over 20 per CD)
Producer Services (providing evaluation based upon Client Criteria for archiving decisions)
Mastering /Sweetening (adding reverb or applying EQ)
A CD of your project converted to MP3
* Tapes over 80 minutes will be charged at the above rate PLUS pro-rated fee in 20 minute increments ($8.75 per segment for simple conversions and $15,00 per segment for Conversion with Track Assignment)
What you can expectů.
The Open Reel player heads and tape guides are cleaned before each play
Playback and recording on professional equipment, optimized for best performance
Finished CD is quality checked
CD is delivered in "classic jewel-case"
Return Shipment of finished product and Source Tape within the USA is via Priority Mail
Rush orders or overnight shipment/courier services are available upon special request for quotation.
Each CD holds a maximum of 80 minutes.
SPECIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS:
If, during processing, we discover that the tape is blank or can not be recorded, we will not make a CD, but charge instead a "Recording Fee" of $10.00 plus return shipping, and return the material to the customer. If your tapes are longer than 80 minutes each, each tape will utilize multiple CD's. All tapes submitted must be in proper running order (all recorded in the same direction, all songs recorded at the same consistent tape speed, etc.) Breaks in the tape requiring splicing will be charged at a rate of $10.00 for each splice.
NOTE: Because of the very fragile nature of ferric oxide, chromium oxide and mylar tape medium, Silk City cannot accept ANY responsibility for the safety or security of the tape or recorded data. Silk City bears NO LIABILITY for any and all recording defects that are the result of excessively aged or damaged tape provided by the customer.
Silk City Records, LLC reserves the right to reject any source material and return it with full or partial refund to the client for any reason.
Client must stipulate that they are the owners of all copyrights associated with content provided to Silk City.