10 Reasons to Use Two Squares vs. the Competition for Audio Tape and Record Conversion
1. Pre-Capture Care
Before converting your audio tapes to digital formats, we properly prepare your media. We provide the highest possible quality by fully dehydrating your tapes before the capture process begins. Recording or playing back improperly stored tapes without drying them out can result in permanent damage or lessened audio quality.
Having a clean record is also a must before our vinyl-to-digital conversion service begins. Two Squares uses a variety of chemicals to match record materials. For instance, you can use alcohol on vinyl records but not on many old 78 RPM records.
2. Noise Reduction
Getting a great audio capture is all about noise reduction. We understand that reducing noise starts with proper grounding and AC noise filtering. Two Squares also grounds and isolates its audio equipment. Plus, we also use professional-grade cables to eliminate unwanted noise.
3. High-Quality Blank Discs
Two Squares uses professional-grade CDs that hold up to 80 minutes of high-quality audio. If you prefer smaller files, we also offer compressed formats. These formats include MP3, WAV, or your favorite format.
4. Studio-Grade Equipment
Our company only uses studio-grade digitizers, tape decks, and record equipment. Two Squares purchases original audio equipment and restores them to optimal condition. We also calibrate our tape decks for speed and tracking. Best of all, we never use cheap USB converter devices or tape-to-CD converters found in big box electronic stores and online.
Whether digitizing cassette tapes or records, Two Squares performs hand-tuned noise reduction and other services. Noise reduction can remove crackles, tape hiss, and other unwanted noises from your recordings.
Removing noise is vital to get right during a cassette or vinyl-to-digital conversion. Making mistakes can leave some of the unwanted noise in your audio. Removing too much noise can cause your recordings to lose their fidelity.
Two Squares also uses the industry’s best professional digital restoration software package. These additional steps taken to convert audio tapes to digital media let us outshine the competition.
6. Editing by Hand
Two Squares hand-edits our tapes to eliminate dead space and unwanted recordings. We can also create track markers to separate audio for playback on CD players.
7. In-House Work Only
At Two Squares, your media never leaves our headquarters. We utilize tracking and barcoding systems for all media we receive. These systems let us track media through each vinyl and audio tape conversion to digital formats.
8. The Care Only Small Businesses Provide
Two Squares is a small but skilled team of media experts. If you want to, Two Squares can put you in touch with the Two Squares Employee doing your conversions. We’re also more than happy to let you know how we capture and convert media.
9. File Saving Process
After our cassette or vinyl-to-digital conversion services are over, we keep your files around for a short period. Two Squares stores your originally captured audio projects and files for 30 days in order to make changes or updates, and saves the data for making extra copies for six months. We offer this as a safeguard for customers who accidentally lose, damage their original conversions, or simply want more copies.
Two Squares is the most inexpensive media conversion service in the Twin Cities area. We charge $13 per tape to digitize your cassette tapes. Most of our competitors charge $20+ per tape.