Micro / Mini Cassette Tape Digitizing
Microcassette Tape Digitizing (USB, CD, Dropbox)
The Microcassette (often written generically as 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. By using thinner tape and half or a quarter the tape speed, microcassettes can offer comparable recording time to the compact cassette. The original standard microcassette, the MC60, gives 30 minutes recording per side at its standard speed of 2.4 cm/s, and double that duration at 1.2 cm/s; an MC90, giving 45 minutes per side @ 2.4 cm/s, is also available from a few manufacturers. Unlike the Compact Cassette, a choice of recording speeds was provided on the original recorders and many others; the tape also spools in the opposite direction, from right to left. For transcription purposes, continuously variable speed was provided on many players.
It's time to preserve the analog content they contain. The Transfer Lab will do basic cleanup of background hiss upon request, then put them on your choice of media, so you can play them anywhere. Don't forget - The Transfer Lab not only converts your playable tapes, we also offer restoration services for your damaged or unplayable tapes as well.
NOTE: In rare microcassettes may need to be convection baked to prevent oxide from shedding from the polyester binder. The cost for this is $10.00.
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