Skip to main content Audio Cassette Tape. Smith Vic, Australia. These tapes were very quick to arrive, and were packed very well so there was no damage whatsoever. It's fun showing my kids too what the old technology used to be, and also my friends who used to have tape decks and have since got rid of them. I tested out a music recording on my TEAC tape deck, and they do a very nice job indeed. Apart from the higher noise floor which is to be expected with tapes, the sound quality is excellent. Tapes aren't that easy to find now, so it's good to still be able to get them if you need See All Buying Options. I bought a box of these audio tapes for my daughter, who tapes every Sunday morning from the radio.
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Cassette tape revival: a seductive format, or object fetishism?
Forget the vinyl revival. The cassette tape will be back on Christmas lists this year as high-profile artists ranging from Coldplay to Robbie Williams and Liam Payne release albums on a format that has come back from the dead. The BPI, the record labels association, predicts music fans, many of them under 25, will buy , tapes in , double the figure for The last time that number of cassettes were sold was , when the biggest-selling albums were by Scissor Sisters and Keane. Karen Emanuel, the chief executive of the Key Production Group, which manufactures vinyl, cassettes and CDs, said it had been amazed by the revival. One of the biggest sellers was Billie Eilish, who was born in when the format was already considered close to obsolete. Emanuel said the UK factories that Key Production works with had been scrambling to find supplies of tape earlier this year when orders started rolling in.
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Nearly all of these branded tapes from leading names such as Sony, Memorex, TDK, Maxell, Fuji and That's were made in the '80s or '90s and went out of production quite a long time ago. They are therefore becoming quite rare, particularly unused in their original outer wraps. The quality of some of these chrome and metal tape reels is far superior to any of the unbranded cassettes available today, so if you really are looking for some of the best recording quality then the chrome and metal tapes may be well worth a try. All of these tapes are brand new and in their original packaging and wraps.
There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Music cassettes, like vinyl, are one of the formats in which music is released. All sorts of media can be found on a cassette from movie soundtracks to inspirational speeches. Cassettes are a well-known music format, and you can find an array of tapes to listen to that include many of your favorite artists from the past. Just like any other music format, cassette tapes are generally distinguished by genre, including:. In many instances, you will get a case as well as the cassette. The tape might come directly from the label, or it may be a homemade tape that someone was able to record from the radio or another music format onto a blank tape. Some of the cases will have the album artwork, which includes the cover as well as other details, including:. Cassettes only come in one size. However, that doesnt mean that all music tapes are the same.