Can you record on ADAT/Hi-8/DAT/analog tape? 
Or do conversions from any of those formats? 

What about video?

Standard analog audio cassettes

I can copy and/or transfer audio from analog cassette tape to CD or MP3. If you want the audio "cleaned up" or restored in some way let me know. I can do a small section and let u hear it before going any further. No charge if you don't care for the results. 

Cassette tape has some inherent problems that need to be addressed up front. It's not unusual for these tapes to have deteriorated over time (just from sitting there). Tape can become "sticky", or the iron oxide falls off making transfer/restoration problematic, if not impossible. Also, there were competing noise reduction solutions in play. Who knows what you have.

ADAT/Hi-8 digital video tapes

There were two competing digital tape products on the market back in the 90's. The first one, and probably the more popular of the two, was the Alesis ADAT machine. It used standard VHS tape to record multi-track audio. The second format was the Tascam DA-88/38 machines which used the smaller Hi-8 version video tape. 

There was also a simpler stereo tape format called DAT. It was loosely based on the same prinicple as video tape but was designed only for two-track stereo audio recording. Usually used for final mix-down/mastering or playback in stereo DAT decks. 

These various digital tape formats came and went fairly rapidly. By the time CD-recordables and PC based recording systems hit the scene that stuff became obsolete quickly.

I don't have this equipment here but I have a couple local sources that (supposedly) have working machines that might be able to help. 

Reel-Reel analog tape

There are a number of studios still using analog reel-to-reel machines (but not me). As above I might know some local guys that still have working tape decks. The problem here are the multitude of formats and the machines needed to play them. Reel tape came in many shapes and sizes. From quarter inch up to two inch wide with who knows what sort of noise reduction technology being used (Dolby was probably the more popular method but dbx also had a completing technology).

If you're looking to dub VHS tapes or any video tapes, slides or film to DVD, check with these guys:

Create A Video
101 N. Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL





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