Reel Audio to MP3

For reel audio to MP3 needs - just send your reel audio tapes, filled with cassette tapes and audio tape recordings & we'll help you save reels with sound - onto a USB, CD or download via our Supaphoto© Cloud

Convert Reel Audio Tapes To MP3 Services Today!

Supaphoto©'s reel to reel audio to digital service 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

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 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 Reel to Audio Converter 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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Our Audio Reel to Reel Tape to Digital 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 1/4 Inch Reel to Reel Magnetic Tapes:
Per Tape: £29.99

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 £19.99 extra per hour of work, per item. 

I’m not sure what type of reel to reel tape and recording speed I have!
Don’t be concerned, we’ll advise you on receipt. (Typical speeds in inches per second (IPS) will be 1 & 7/8, 3 & 3/4, 7 & 1/2 and 15). Reel to reel is also tricky since you may have more than one track for example. The duration will also depend on how much is actually recorded and the playing speed which will sometimes change mid way through.  

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

Got compact cassettes?
For a type of audio tape not listed here, visit the service page in question

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

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!.

Customer surrounded by video tapes, photographs and audio tapes while looking at the films that Supaphoto have transferred

The Quality of Our Audio Reel To CD Service

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

We give them a light blow with compressed air and
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

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.

Reel Audio to MP3 Services Delivered With Precision

Reel to reel audio recording format was one of the first tape recording technologies. First developed in the early decades of the 20th century the format used a magnetic tape onto which information could be recorded. Whilst the popular use of reel to reel audio technologies largely dried up in the final decades of the 20th century the technology was kept alive by a rich culture of audiophiles and musicians. No-one was thinking then ‘ convert reel ‘ or other such thoughts since it was state of the art then!

Today reel audio tapes are experiencing a similar comeback to that of vinyl. New and experienced listeners are reaching into the history of audio recording on the hunt for novel technologies that offer a different experience to digital audio recording.

The difficulty is that it can be hard to find equipment that can play these old formats. Working tape machines that can play reel to reel tapes are increasingly hard to come by and are often very expensive to purchase.

At Supaphoto we believe that the history of audio recording should be kept alive so that it can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. That’s why we’re so proud of our reel audio to MP3 service. Our team of audio technicians have over 10 years of experience digitising reel to reel audio tapes in a way that will preserve the richness of the original recording whilst delivering on  the reel to audio converter service.


We know that for many listeners, the process of collecting and learning to use old equipment is an exciting part of the process. Old cassette tapes and analogue recorders have an irreplaceable quality that are individual to the machines themselves.

We see our reel audio to MP3 conversion service as a compliment to this experience. That’s because many reel to reel recordings are one of a kind recordings that would be irreplaceable if anything happened to reel or playback equipment. Transferring reel tapes to cd and having digital back ups of reel to reel tapes just makes sense. Once you’ve got a digital copy of your old reel to reel tapes you can listen to your recordings without ever needing to worry that they might get damaged.

Reel to Reel Tapes

One of the most exciting things about reel to reel tapes is how open they are. Unlike many modern technologies that are designed to prevent modification, reel to reel tapes practically invite it. That’s because their open design with its open reels makes it easy to take the tape and play around with it.

This is one of the big reasons that reel to reel tapes have remained so popular with musicians. The open source design of reel to reel has made it a go-to recording format for people looking to experiment with audio recording and editing.

But this open design also exposes the magnetic tape to the open air and so increases the likelihood of damage. Add to this the fact that most reel to reel tapes have an archival lifespan of 70 years when kept in climate controlled conditions. Because many tapes haven’t been kept in these conditions they are more likely to have suffered some kind of decay over their lifespan. 

Expert Audio Transfers

Once our team have finished transferring your reel to reel recordings we can offer you several storage options for your digital audio files. Popular options include audio reel to cd – We will transfer MP3 audio files of your original audio onto CDs compatible with most modern audio players. We save reels with sound so you get the best playback experience possible.

Reel to reel to external hard drive – We will transfer MP3 audio files of your original audio onto an external hard drive compatible with most modern TVs, PCs and MAC computers.

When it comes to choosing a partner for your reel to reel tape to cd conversion service or looking to transfer reel to reel tapes to computer, we’re confident that our team will be able to help you find the best solution to meet your needs.

Did You Know?

Reel to reel tapes were a popular method of musical experimentation during the 1960s and 1970s. Artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa all experimented with the format to produce their distinctive musical styles. 

How do We Achieve the High Quality Audio Reel to Digital Conversions?

When transferring reel to reel to USB and other digital formats, our team of technicians are able to produce high quality (but not high speed  by the way!) transfers of the original audio recording that can then be archived for future reference and enjoyment.

We pride ourselves on our ability to make the highest quality transfers to suit your particular needs. We know that sometimes the crackle of distortion is an important part of a musical piece. At other times, reducing these distorting artefacts may actually be desirable. Our advanced audio coding technologies allow us to produce sympathetic restorations of your original reel to reel tapes to suit your individual needs. You will then have both your original, vintage reel to reel master tape as well as digital transfers as a backup against potential loss or damage.

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.


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

 Supaphoto Limited is a dedicated studio – a professional scanning service. It’s the fastest, easiest way to turn old reel to reel audio into digital audio files. Economically, we also offer a scanning service for photos and negatives with a super-fast turnaround.

Rest assured that if you have a large quantity of audio tapes, we’ll give you a great price to convert compact cassette tapes to digital. Just give us a call and our friendly team will do their best to help you.