Audio Restoration

Audio Restoration with Supaphoto© is really easy! Our much loved audio tape restoration services are designed to improve the sound of your recording. Send your package choose between digital files via the Supaphoto© Cloud, USB or CD

It's time to Restore Audio with Supaphoto© Today!

Have you got old audio recordings where sound needs to be improved? We'll take your tapes and work our magic to enhance the sound where possible. At the end, we'll output the sound to a format of your choice.

Or call us now for some friendly advice Freephone 0800 690 6160

Ask About Bulk Discounts too.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

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1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly. Ask for your step by step welcome pack now.

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2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

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3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return your original media. Once preserved, access them via our easy cloud download service, USB stick or a CD. Relax and let those memories flood in. 

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Over the years we’ve transcribed audio from many people and organisations. Spoken history is always something that fascinates us as the people of speak of events that affected them that to that point unknown. 

This particular recording is from a French lady who recalls her first impressions after moving to England in 1946.

We’ve transcribed huge cassette collections from county councils in England to recording the history of people speaking in their own words that lived in a small village called Ditchling in Sussex over many years since they were very young. 

See also our Prices and FAQs further below.

Supaphoto's Audio Restoration Service Advantages

Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed.

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Output & Viewing

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or DVD. Watch on TV, PC, tablet or mobile

Cine Transfer Advantages - Colour Corrections

Audio Corrections

Expert sound correction for old audio tapes and magnetic reel to reel tapes in poor condition

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AI Audio Restoration

Optional AI audio restoration delivers cleaner recordings with enhanced sound

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Free Services

Free pre-transfer tape inspection and absolutely no charge for blank tapes

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Security of Handling

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Sussex University's Massive Collection of Bob Copper's Priceless English Folk Music

We were so proud to have been chosen by the University of Sussex to digitalise and convert their priceless collection of beautiful audio reel to reel magnetic recordings from Bob Copper. We’ve also scanned hundreds of images from Sir Richard Attenborough’s photo collection which he left to Sussex University. 

Bob Copper, who has died aged 89, was a leading member of the famous singing Copper family of Rottingdean, East Sussex, and an important collector of English folksongs. His earliest musical memories were of sitting around the fire singing with his father, Jim, and his grandfather James Copper, who was born in 1845. 

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Our Audio Restoration Service Prices

At Supaphoto we take pleasure in doing things in the right way and growing our business slowly through referrals.

Audio Restoration Prices:
Our prices start from £29.99

Understanding the issue that you are Facing:
For audio recordings that need digitally enhancing, it’s always best to reach out to us initially however so we can listen to you and understand what kind of issues you are facing and recommend a course of action. Most of the time, the solution is quick to fix however from time time time it will require more love and attention!

For media output, you’ll be able to choose from one of the following:

What Do I Want Back? – Choose from one of the following options:
i) Mp3 Digital Files as a Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy listening & sharing with family
ii) Mp3 Digital Files on a Master USB Stick
iii) Conversion to a new CD in a nice presentation case

Optional Extras:
– Back-up Version on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99
– Back-up Version of CD in Presentation Case: £19.99
– Extra copy of CD in Presentation Case: £9.99

Free Doorstep Collection & Return Delivery
We’re easy to deal with at Supaphoto. Contact Us Now to receive your free welcome pack and address label. We’ll then liaise with you to get your package collected free of charge. Not only that but our prices also include free return delivery – all fully tracked

No Upfront Payment? – When do I pay?
We never charge upfront unlike other companies. Why? Because there’s always a chance that you have blank tapes. 

Want to Order? – How Can I contact You?
Simple! Just Call us on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line.  

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FAQs

We’ve made life easy for you by compiling the the most commonly asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years in one place!

How can I listen to my recordings?
Could not be easier! Either plug in a simple USB and listen on PC, laptop or ipad. Listen on your mobile phone or play a CD on a CD player. 

Which media output is best?
Digital files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops, ipads and phones. Have fun too sound editing as well. A back-up CD also makes sense. 

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes we do. It delivers a superior, cleaner sound. It takes a little longer but doesn’t cost much more.

Our Advanced AI Sound Restoration Service
This service delivers superior noise reduction and background music removal. The unique algorithm often produces cleaner, more faithful audio recordings.

Would I be charged for blank tapes?
Don’t worry. We NEVER charge for blank tapes!

How long does it take?
Typically 5-10 working days or less. 

Do you send the originals back?
Yes indeed – It’s important that you always keep your originals somewhere safe.

 

Is it easy to share with my family?
It’s so easy. Just forward the link we’ll send you or share your USB memory stick.

My audio tape sounds very poor in places. Can it still be transferred?

You’ll be amazed at the results we deliver.  Our audio restorer will review first and advise you..

Can I listen to them and save them on a Free Online Cloud Gallery?
Yes indeed and you can share them with your family thereafter.

Where can I read reviews about your service?
We always treat tapes as if they were our own. Read our reviews for yourself

Why should I do it?
All sound recordings slowly deteriorate. The sooner you do it – the better. 

What’s your security like?
Rest assured that we take security of handling very seriously and have an insurance policy to match. 

I have a lot of audio tapes – Can I get a bulk discount?
Just contact us to see how we can help. See also our buy now, pay later option. 

I still have questions!
Call us for some friendly help on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

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Audio Restoration With Supaphoto Quality

Our goal is always to reproduce your audio tapes as faithfully as possible. It’s important to capture in great detail so as to enable whatever your next steps are.

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then lightly brush them to remove obvious dust. 
If you’ve requested them to be scanned in order, that’s what we’ll endeavour to do.

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

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Digital Download

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Bulk Discounts

Got a large order? We’ll do our best to help you. Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

Want to Restore Audio?

You trust us to do a good job. over the years we’ve worked on countless audio restoration projects for the public and institutions alike.

What is Digital Audio Restoration?

Audio restoration, a process that was once a challenging endeavour in the analogue realm, has been transformed by advanced digital techniques. These modern methods can significantly enhance audio quality, addressing issues that were previously deemed inevitable. However, it’s crucial to use these techniques judiciously, as overuse can lead to undesirable results. Expertise in audio engineering, audio restoration and precise monitoring are key to striking the right balance.

Wondering How To Restore Audio Tape?

If you’ve ever wondered how we restore tapes,  rest assured that it has not been an overnight process. Our expertise encompasses leading-edge software applications. We are adept at identifying and applying the most effective solution for a variety of audio issues.

For example, tape hiss, a common issue with analogue recordings, can be reduced significantly using the specific audio restoration software solutions. While it’s tempting to eliminate hiss entirely, a slight presence often retains a more natural sound quality. In cases of multi-track tapes, treating each track individually offers superior results.

What Can Typically be Achieved?

Clicks and crackles in audio recordings can be meticulously removed through surgical processing. While severe instances require more nuanced techniques, most can be effectively mitigated. Similarly, ‘spectral’ repairs can greatly improve crackle issues.

Clipping distortion, often a result of excessive recording levels, is another area where modern software excels. These audio restoration tools can reconstruct clipped waveforms, with the best results achieved by working on the original, unprocessed recording.

Tape dropouts, caused by various factors like dust or physical tape damage, can also be addressed. Strategies range from careful tape cleaning to advanced software reconstruction, depending on the nature and severity of the dropout.

Furthermore, issues like hum, buzz, and other intrusive sounds often found in analogue recordings can be effectively removed using specialist audio restoration software to remove for example high-frequency buzzes. Other software is particularly useful for removing transient noises from recordings.

Where Can I Find an Audio Tape Restoration Near Me?

Ultimately, what matters more than their location is finding a partner that understands the process since a lack of knowledge can sometimes results in disastrous results.

What are the Limits of the Audio Restoration Software That You Use?

We don’t have a single answer for this question since we employ different software for different applications. Done well, the right provider can resolve many issues.  However in all cases of audio restoration, whether it’s tape or digital recordings, the best results are achieved by treating specific tracks of a multi-track recording rather than the stereo mix. This approach allows for more effective and natural-sounding audio restoration.

Audio Conversion Sample & Customers

Why not check out the quality of our Audio Transfer Service. Over the years we have converted many audio recordings, ranging from the entire collection of the Copper Family’s reel to reel copies of old English folk songs (literally hundreds of hours!) to an entire collection of oral history cassette tapes from the residents of Ditchling Village.

We were chosen to undertake conversion work for the TV Production Company behind the BBC’s Repair Shop!

Other projects include digitalising Sir Richard Attenborough’s personal collection of images, converting early footage of Virgin Airways promotional films and digitalisation work relating to Windsor Castle, the Mary Rose and the late Queen Elizabeth II

Discover more about the range of audio tapes and formats that we transfer – convert audio tapes to digital services. 

If you’re still unsure which audio conversion service is best for you – read our audio tape inspiration and conversion guide.

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Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away - Buy Now, Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments, automatically charged over three months.

No interest and no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

Common Questions

Yes, Supaphoto can transfer your audio tape to CD and WAV or MP3. We also enhances audio tapes too.

We can transfer 1/4″ open reel to reel tape, standard compact cassettes, micro and mini Dictaphone cassettes, DAT tapes, CDs and Mini Discs.

Our advice is to store audio tapes in dry stable conditions. This will help to prevent the slow deterioration and inhibit mould growth on the tapes. The best thing you can do to preserve your content permanently is simply to transfer your audio tapes to digital files. This is because your tapes slowly deteriorate over time in any condition.