Excellent question! In short, you’ll get back your original reels with all the CDs made from them.
We record every reel from start to finish to ensure we capture every second of your audio, and unless that reel is blank, we make sure every second of that audio ends up on a CD.
Depending on the settings used when your reel was originally recorded, a single reel could contain just a couple minutes of audio, or over 10 hours. Since we are committed to providing you with all your audio, that can mean 1 CD per reel, or upwards of 10 CDs per reel. The reel is divided between CDs at 70 minute intervals.
Each separate recording is noted by a letter. For reels they are A, B, C, and D, corresponding to the track on the reel. Not all reels will use all the letters.
Additionally, recordings separated at the 70 minute interval mark are noted by a 1,2,3, or 4. This helps to know which order your discs are in, and differentiates them, in case you get different sets. Not all reels will use all the numbers.
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