Services - Analog to digital tape transfers
Transfer/convert multititrack reel to reel tapes to wave files for importing into Pro Tools or other DAWs.
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If you’ve been sitting on reels of 1/4″, 1/2″, 1″ or 2″ tape with no way to play them, send them to Thin Brown Line.  Here I have a selection of tape machines that are set up to play every multitrack tape format, from 2″ 16 and 24 track to 1/4″ 4 track and 8 track, and all the formats in between.  I use high quality Lynx converters to digitize your tapes, and deliver wave files ready to import into your DAW of choice, such as ProTools, Logic, Reaper, etc.
Most tapes recorded in the 70s, 80s and 90s will have gone sticky because of the binder used in their manufacture.  Not to worry.  If your tapes are sticky, I first bake them in a laboratory incubator to make them playable.  There is no charge for this because I have to bake almost every tape. 

Professional format tapes are played on expertly maintained Ampex multitrack tape machines.

Semi-professional format tapes (1″ 16 track, 1/2″ 8 track and 1/4″ 4 track) are also played on Ampex multitrack tape machines that are fitted with custom head assemblies.  

Pictured here for example is my Ampex AG-445C workhorse with a custom 1/2″ 8 track repro head.

Project studio tapes are played on the Tascam and Fostex machines that pioneered this high track density format.




Click here for details of all the tape formats we can play.


Noise reduction

All of the common (and not so common) noise reduction types can be decoded: Dolby A, Dolby B, Dolby C, Dolby S, Dolby SR, dbx Type I, and Telcom C4.