1/4 inch 4 Track Tape Transfer

We can transfer your ¼” (quarter inch) 4 track reel to individual digital .wav or .aiff files. Digitized 4 track tapes can then be digitally remix the tracks in a modern day Mac or PC digital audio workstations like Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro X, Garage Band, or Reaper. If you have a ¼ inch 4 track tape that you would like to remix digitally, contact us now for a quote and directions on sending us your tapes for conversion.

Teac A-3340 4 track tape machineThe quarter inch 4 track format was first developed for home quadraphonic recording in the 1970s. Musicians quickly discovered they could record 4 individual audio tracks for different instruments. Realizing this, TEAC created the A-3340 for recording studios supporting larger 10.5” reels for longer recording time. Despite being created many decades ago, 4 track machines are still used to this day.

Older 1/2" tapes, mostly AMPEX/Quantegy and fewer formulas of 3M/SCOTCH are unfortunately prone to "sticky shed" syndrome, due to the breakdown of the binder (glue) holding the oxide particles on the tape. Tape baking may be required for the transfer of older, unstable tapes. We have perfected the process of treating and rescuing these tapes (even those suffering from severe sticky shed). Let our team of seasoned engineers handle the delicate process of saving your recordings; giving them an infinite lifespan in the digital domain.

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Why Choose Deep Signal Studios?

  • File conversion work and tape transfers can be tedious and frustrating. Your time as an artist is better spent working on your music and mixes on a platform you know.
  • All work is completed by certified engineers with over 20 years experience with DAWs, MIDI sequencers, notation software, synthesizers, samplers, and tape machines. We have comprehensive knowledge about everything that has come and gone, as well as all current and emerging platforms.
  • Services are performed by native English speakers in the recording capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Your files are secure. All work is performed in-house and in strict confidentiality. Client files are archived for 30-days upon completion of the project, and promptly destroyed thereafter.