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Enjoy Simple and Convenient digital archival CD Audio copies of your precious audio memories & conversations stored on Micro-cassette from Answering Machines or Micro-Recorders for the rock-bottom cost of only $16 per tape!
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Every microcassette conversion begins with a thorough tape inspection for damage & decay, before it's played back on our transcription deck. The audio signal is digitized using a professional grade audio card before our audio engineers do some post-processing on the results. We remove the inherent tape hiss, trim the tracks, amplify and even the levels before re-mastering it back onto redbook-audio CD's. We use top-rated CD media to ensure a high-caliber and highly-compatible product. Each CD gets marked with simple, easy-to-read identification, then stored in a paper sleeve.
The Microcassette is an audio storage medium introduced by Olympus in 1969. It uses the same width of magnetic tape as the Compact Cassette but in a much smaller container (1.3" x 2" x .3"), and recorded at slower tape speeds to get comparable recording times. Microcassettes have commonly been used for recording voice, in dictation machines and answering machines. While there are still some manufacturers of microcassette recorders and blank tapes even today, being able to share your conversations with friends and family is easier when you use our service.
Under Design was founded in 1992, working in many media forms integrating design into real-world applications. We have over 20 years of experience in digital recording, multi-media development, audio compression and digital encoding. We use top-of-the-line professionally maintained equipment to ensure quality transfers at an affordable price. You can also take a look at what some of our satisfied customers are saying about their new digital conversions! Use our service to archive your legacy microcassette tapes onto digital CD's!
If you have a large digital conversion or archiving project for your university, corporation, government agency or just an intricate order that requires a person, contact us here at Under Design and we'll be glad to help you out! We can handle all sorts of custom orders, and offer bulk discounts that fit your budget. We love to provide local, personal service, so if you are in the center city Philadelphia, PA area, we're open weekdays from noon until 7pm for dropping off your digital conversion orders.
We're already big fans of the United States Postal Service and it's Media Mail rate. They've recently upgraded their internal computer systems to support Package Tracking, and now we include it as a standard feature with all of our Return Shipping. After we've shipped your job back to you, we'll email you a tracking number and instructions on how to monitor it's commute back to your home.
Download and print our PDF order form, which has all of our available digital conversion services (and simple flat-rate pricing) in one simple-to-use form. You can calculate return shipping costs and bulk discounts for a simple predictable estimate for your archiving project. Use our order form for:
Simply pack our completed order form along with your media and ship it to us using the U.S. Postal Service's Media Mail rate, for the lowest shipping rates! We'll notify you by email once it arrives.