Convert Audio Tapes to Digital

Convert audio tapes to digital with Supaphoto©. Send your package and we'll carry out your audio tape to digital work including digitising reel to reel audio tapes and place onto a USB, CD or download via the Supaphoto© Cloud

Use Our Audio Conversion Services Today!

Supaphoto©'s audio conversion services will help you preserve, restore, share and enjoy your precious recordings for many years to come! So don't wait! Contact us now and let's make the magic begin!

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

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Convert Tape to Digital Service - What kind of Old Audio Tapes do we transfer?

We specialise in converting audio tapes and cassettes to easy to play everyday media formats such as Digital Audio Files such as MP3. Use our easy Supaphoto© Cloud Download Service or you can choose for example to convert a cassette tape to USB. You can also opt for a CD in a nice presentation case.

We specialise in transferring Compact Cassettes, Reel to Reel Tapes, Dictaphone style Micro Cassettes, Mini Discs, 78 RPM Records, and CDs. 

We also convert CD to Digital to safeguard old recordings.  (This service is increasingly sought after. For example, with the passage of time, we are more and more seeing unplayable CDs that have become scratched or are just suffering from deterioration through age and storage.)

To compliment our transfer services, we also provide a host of supporting services such as a service to repair audio tapes and Audio Restoration to enhance and improve your old recordings. 

Common audio brands we are used handling – Scotch, Ampex, Philips, Agfa, BASF, Maxwell, TDK, BASF, Memorex and more besides
Whatever the brand, we’re used to handling the differences and making adjustments accordingly.

Supaphoto's Audio Tape To Digital Conversion Advantages

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

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Output & Listening

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or CD. Listen on PC, tablet, mobile or cd player

Media 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

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto with step by step tracking

Audio Formats that We Convert

There aren’t many types of audio that we don’t convert. From the classic cassette, to reel to reel and vinyl records, we’ll cover most people’s needs.

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 via recorded delivery. We’ll also send you a simple, step-by-step welcome pack straight to your inbox for peace of mind during the order process. 

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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 all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service, a simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in. 

Supaphoto Audio Tape to Digital Sample

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.

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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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 Transfer Prices

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

Audio Transfer Prices for Compact Cassettes
1 Tape: £29.99 
2 – 5 Tapes: £24.99 each
6 Tapes Onwards: £21.99 each

Typical Compact Cassettes include for 1 hour of capture, plenty for most tapes! If you have compact cassettes that exceed 1 hour, costs are limited to just £9.99 extra per hour, per item. See FAQS too below.

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

Got Audio reels? see our reel to reel tape page. For a type of audio tape not listed here, see them all here. Or just contact us and we’ll see how we can help. 

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.

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 convert camcorder tapes to digital copy 1 audio tape repairs copy reel to reel copy micro cassette copy vhs c copy


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.


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

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    It's Time to Convert Audio Tapes to Digital Formats for Peace Of Mind

    While our parents penned love letters, we crafted mixtapes.

    Audio cassettes revolutionised our world. Coupled with the advent of the Sony Walkman, they revolutionised how we experienced and shared music, delighting our ears, and we cherished every moment. It was akin to discovering fire or the wheel. Our auditory pleasures became portable, offering a private sanctuary on the bus, during lectures, at the half-pipe, or post-breakup. Nothing silenced a nagging teacher or a parental sermon better than slipping on a pair of headphones.

    The mixtape cassette, a novel form of self-expression, wielded power that rivalled a sword. That legacy endures, but the old tapes themselves, unfortunately, do not. They’re deteriorating. If you neglect the need to convert audio tapes to digital formats, you risk losing both the music and the memories. Our Supaphoto audio tapes to digital or CD conversion service, whether through a thumb drive or via Supaphoto Cloud™, serves as your time machine back to those emotions, the playlists as unique as fingerprints, live recordings, and music absent from any other format.

    We’re all familiar with it—the compact cassette, music cassette, cassette tape, or audio cassette—a magnetic tape nestled between two miniature spools encased in protective plastic. Digitising reel to reel audio tapes is something we do everyday.

    The Revolution of Audio Cassettes

    It housed pre-recorded audio or blank tapes for personal use. It marked a pivotal advancement in both home recording and portable audio. Cassettes played a role in societal transformation, spurring underground rock, hip-hop, and punk movements, uniting people, and catalysing political change and artistic freedom. There’s never been a better time to transfer audio tapes to digital.

    While many of us have upgraded our music collections from the days of hitting the record button when our favourite song aired on the radio, we’ve also preserved a few cherished cassette tapes. Take a moment to evaluate your collection. If it’s from a major record label, chances are the music is available in a superior format (CD or digital).

    But if it’s from a smaller label, or if it’s a mixtape, a live recording, or those whimsical fake radio commercials you recorded in your bathroom, those treasures are irreplaceable. They can only be preserved, and time is slipping away. You deserve easier access to your cherished moments.

    Do your cassettes emit hissing sounds, waver, fade in and out, or suffer from uneven playback? Does your tape player occasionally feast on them? Do you even have a working tape player? Are the metal components rusting, or the cassettes warped or cracked? If you’ve answered yes then it’s time to convert audio tapes to digital.

    We Simply Love Our Audio Tape to Digital Service!

    Yes! We really love providing our audio tape to digital service. But we also know that it’s better to avoid the issue arising in the first place so we advise our clients how to take care of their tapes too. 

    Remember to preserve magnetic audio tapes and slow down their deterioration, it’s important to store them in a controlled environment with stable temperature and humidity, protect them from strong magnetic fields, and handle them with care.

    Digitising the content on the tapes is also recommended to create a digital backup and reduce the need for physical playback, which can contribute to wear and tear.

    Some older magnetic tapes, particularly those from the 1970s and 1980s, are prone to a condition known as “sticky shed syndrome.” This occurs when the binder used to hold the magnetic particles together on the tape becomes hydrolysed, causing the tape to become sticky and less playable. We’re used to this at Supaphoto and can ‘bake’ the tapes at a controlled temperature and humidity in a scientific oven especially used for such purposes. This will aid the digitisation.

    Finally Time to Transfer Audio Tapes To Digital?

    Our expert technicians are on standby, ready to breathe new life into your aging cassette tapes by digitising them for the modern era. Our audio tape to digital transfer service will convert the content into CD and .wav files. When we’re through, it’ll be like receiving that mixtape from your summer camp crush all over again. Put on those headphones and relive the magic of 1985.

    You may also in your collection audio CDs – see our Disc section for more information

    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.

    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.


    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.