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Our parents wrote love letters. We made mixtapes.
Audio cassettes rocked our worlds. Paired with the invention of the Sony Walkman, they kicked open the door on how we listened to and shared music, stomped on our ears, and we loved every minute of it. It was like the invention of fire, or the wheel. We could take our auditory joys with us into the world, a private alternate universe we could sink into on the bus, during class, in the half-pipe, or after a bad breakup. There was no better comeback to a shrill teacher or parent lecture than simply slipping on a pair of headphones.
The mixtape—this new kind of living form of self-expression—was mightier than the sword. That lore still lives on. The tapes themselves? Not so much. They are falling apart. Without converting cassette tapes to CD and digital, the music and the memories will be lost. Legacybox audio cassette to CD service is your time machine back to all those feelings, those unique-as-a-fingerprint playlists, your live recordings, and the music you can’t find on any other format.
You know it well. The compact cassette (musicassette, cassette tape, audio cassette), was a magnetic tape running between two miniature spools, held inside a protective plastic shell. It came with pre-recorded audio content or as a fully recordable blank cassette tape. It was an evolutionary leap on both accounts: home recording and portable audio. Cassettes were catalysts for social change. Underground rock, hip-hop and punk music created movements, brought people together, and empowered people to political change and new freedoms of expression.
Most of us have upgraded our music collections. But most of us have also held on to a few of our favorite cassette tapes. Take stock in what you have. If it was put out by a major record label, it is probably readily available in a better format (CD, digital). If it is from a smaller label, it might be hard to find. If it is a mixtape, a live recording, or those silly fake radio commercials you recorded in your bathroom, those can never be recreated. They can only be preserved, but time is slipping away. Do they hiss? Warble? Fade in and out? Play unevenly? Does the tape player occasionally eat them? Do you even have a tape player? Are the aluminum parts rusting? Is the cassette warped or cracked?
Our technicians are standing by ready to perform CPR on your cassette tapes by converting them to digital. Our cassette to digital transfer service will digitize the content to CD and mp3. When we are finished it will be like getting that mixtape from your summer camp crush all over again. Put those headphones on and relive 1985.