Dictaphone Tape to Digital

Supaphoto©'s dictaphone tape transfer service will help you preserve and enjoy your precious micro cassettes for many years to come! So don't wait! Contact us now and let's make the magic begin!

Use Our Dictaphone Tape Transfer Services Today!

Dictaphone Tape Transfer Service - With Supaphoto© Preserve, repair and restore your Dictaphone tapes with our digitising service & send us your old tapes- Put your memories to USB or easy download via the Supaphoto© Cloud

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. 

Supaphoto Audio Transfer 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.

Supaphoto's Dictaphone Tape To Digital 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

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

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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Dictaphone Audio Tape Transfer Prices

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

Our  Prices:
Prices start from £29.99

Typical cassettes transfers include for 1 hour of capture, plenty for most tapes! If you have compact cassettes that exceed 1 hour, costs are limited to just £19.99 extra per hour of work, per item. 

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

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.

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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Our Dictaphone Tape Transfer Quality

Before we transfer reel to reel tapes or audio cassettes to digital or CD, each tape is initially inspected for damage and repaired as necessary. Our audio transfer technicians will then process each tape using one of number of dedicated decks and software. Put simply, our objective is always to capture your audio recordings as faithfully as possible

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

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

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Digital Download

This is a memory stick holding transferred media.

Memory Stick

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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.

Convert Dictaphone Tape to Digital


At Supaphoto we’re still living for that past even if we’re making use of today’s technology to convert recordings originally made with a microcassette recorder. 

We know the importance of the objects that we collect during our lives. The old box of micro cassettes with handwritten labels on. Labels which say things like ‘Gareth’s Dance Mix ‘87’ or ‘Wedding Vows’ or ‘First Words’. Our team truly believes that life is one big mixtape that we’re all collecting as we go along. The box of old micro cassettes in your attic are part of this. They contain memories which contribute to the greatest hits collection of our lives.

The problem is, the technology to safely play these recordings is becoming less reliable with every passing year. The cassette players become more likely to jam and the tapes themselves become increasingly fragile as they age. We believe that the best solution to this is to get digital copies of your old cassette player recordings. 

What are Micro Cassettes?

Micro cassettes are an audio storage format first introduced by Olympus in 1969. As their name suggests, the difference between micro cassettes and regular cassettes lies in their compact design. The compact cassette made it a popular choice for many smaller appliances including voice recorders, dictation machines, and answering machines. Apart from Olympus, there were many manufacturers including  Grundig including steno phone and Philips. 

Microcassette Conversion to avoid Degradation?

It’s a sad fact that many older cassette recorders become less reliable as they become older. This means that they are more likely to damage any cassettes that are played on them. This could leave precious memories trapped on old cassettes with no way to safely play them.

We believe that the best answer to this is to transfer your old micro cassettes into digital formats. By doing this you can be sure that your old recordings won’t be lost by an accidentally tangled tape in an old cassette machine.

The process is pretty simple. Once you’ve given us your mini cassettes our team of technicians will convert the tape recordings into digital music files (typically mp3 files). We think that this gives you the best of both worlds. You get to keep your old cassettes and the memories attached to them and you also get the ability to play their recordings without the danger of them becoming damaged. 

Why go from Micro Cassette to Digital?

Here at Supaphoto we always keep one foot firmly in the past. We know that there is something special about hitting the play button on an old microcassette recorder and hearing the crackle it makes. Digital technology has smoothed most of these imperfections away in a move towards cd quality sound. Our micro cassette to mp3 conversion service isn’t about replacing the old with the new, but making sure that our memories are kept as safe as possible. 

Storage as you like it:

Not everyone’s needs are the same. Perhaps you’re wanting to digitally archive a large number of audio tapes as part of a historical conservation project. Or, perhaps you want a physical gift to send your loved ones for a special occasion. Whatever your needs, we’re confident our service can meet them.

Once we have transferred digital copies of your recordings we can offer them in a number of data storage formats. Popular options include CDs and external storage disk drives. Both these options allow for easy access to the digitised recording through most modern media players including PC, Mac, and DVD player.

Our service can also be combined with our photo printing packages to produce a truly personalised gift for the special people in your life. 

Did you know?
 Micro cassette tapes had a recording time of 30 minutes per side. This relatively small storage size made them perfect for short recordings like answering machine voice messages.

 The tape inside a micro audio cassette has a recording speed of 2.4cm/s. 

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 we collect throughout the whole of the UK!

Alternatively, you may visit us too so that we can go through the variables together. Just call or email us in advance to make an appointment at a suitable time please.

We would generally advise using a tracked service to get your photos, film or audio tapes to us –

i.e Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force 24/48

Yes of course! All of your original media will be returned to you with your digitised versions. 

Yes indeed! It will depend on the total size of your order. Where we save time by doing things in bulk, we like to pass the benefit on.