You’ll get great digital transfers from analog audio using our 16-track, 2″ analog tape. Our Ampex MM-1100 is in great condition and we digitize through our high-quality Focusrite A/D converter. We usually make WAVE files and can put them into a Pro Tools session file. Some other machines include an Ampex 351 tube, full-track mono deck, an Ampex 440B full-track, half-track stereo and four-track on 1/2″. In addition are DAT, ADAT and DA-98 and even broadcast audio cart. See this chart to find out the tape length and time.
I’d suggest not using any consumer tape transports since they will provide inferior results and could damage your tape.