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|Studio NAB cartridges||Please contact us for a price (see below*)|
Like 8-track cartridges, NAB carts often suffer deterioration of their pressure pads through age. This can render them unplayable. Before transfers are undertaken, we carefully check the condition of the pressure pads, and replace them if necessary.
The NAB cartridge (Fidelipac or ‘cart’ for short), and the equipment used to play them (colloquially known as ‘Jingle machines‘) enjoy a well-earned place in modern radio history. Similar in construction to consumer 8-track cartridges, the NAB cart consists of an endless tape loop running at 7.5 ips (twice the speed of domestic 8-track) and therefore offers greater quality of recorded sound.
We transfer Studio NAB carts to .wav files or CD using ex-BBC Sonifex Micro HSx NAB cart machines to playback both mono and stereo recordings. Broadband hiss and noise levels are reduced or removed during the transfer process.
Where appropriate, individual songs are separated to give full track skip/search functions. CD text and on-CD printing are added for convenience, and your disc is returned to you in a clear, flexible vinyl sleeve. If .wav files are required, upload is via ‘We Transfer‘.
Alternative file formats (FLAC, .mp3) can also be accommodated if required.
Pricing* Commonly, the recordings on NAB carts tend to fall into the range of 2-3 seconds (voice idents, station promos etc), to 3-4 minutes (individual songs) to 8 – 10 mins max. Therefore it is impossible to give a “one price fits all” for these transfers, so please contact us to discuss your requirements. If the content is unknown, send them in to us anyway – we are more than happy to find this out for you and provide a no-obligation quote!