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Color Audio Cassettes - C-Zero Selection Guide

Here's our selection of audio cassettes including the widest assortment of color cassettes in the world.

This page is updated frequently with most recent arrivals at the top of the page. Note the SKU which is used for ordering blank tapes in the online shop. We will ship your blank and duplicated tapes anywhere in the world. 80% of our cassette production is exported to the USA, Europe, UK, Australia, and Japan.

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that's right, we make the tapes the exact length you want!

New cassettes for September 2017

Clear with Atari-yellow leaders back in stock!


SKU: C0-TONRCLLINERYL

TURQUOISE with red leaders back in stock


SKU: C0-TONRTURQRL

Opaque Purple with red leaders



SKU: TONRPURPLE

Clear Tabs In Cassette with Gray Liners



SKU: C0-TINRCLEARYL
Tabs in, yellow leader, normal, 5 screws

New Tinted Stock 2017

Brand new high quality cassettes with screws, tab out, normal 120 microsecond EQ

New: Pink Tinted is back in stock


SKU: C0-TONRPINKTINT

 


SKU: C0-TONRPURPLETINT

 


SKU: TONRGREENTINT

 


SKU: C0-TONRBLUETINT

 


SKU: C0-TONRYELLOWTINT2

 



SKU:TONRSMOKE
greyish tint

 

Gold Tinted


SKU: C0-TONRGOLDTINT
Normal bias, tabs out, yellow/gold tinted, with screws
High quality Made in USA cassette shell
Limited stock of 1000 available

 

New for June 2017

CHROME NOTCH HI-DEF HOT COLOURS


Top quality cassette shells with independent bridge piece for higher resolution recordings. Chrome notch, tabs out.
Model: Shape MK10 GEN II Made in USA


SKU: CO-TOCRHIDEFPURPLE
1000+ available

 


SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFWASABI
1000+ available


SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFPINK
only 30 pieces available


SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFSMOKE
500+ available

 


SKU: TOCRHIDEFCLEAR
500+ available

 

Black Chrome Notch


SKU: C0-TOCRBLACKMK5
Tabs out, chrome notch for auto-sensing cassette decks, with screws
1000+ available

 

Burgundy Chrome Notch


SKU: C0-TOCRBURGUNDY
Tabs out, chrome notch for auto-sensing cassette decks, no screws
800 available

 

Chrome Red Tint Hi-Def


SKU: C0-TOCRREDTINTHIDEF
Red tint, 5 Screw, Chrome notch for 70 us EQ and chrome tape
with independent bridge piece for higher resolution recordings
Model: Shape MK10 - Made in USA
5000+ available

Black Tab Out wiith Studded Border


SKU: C0-TONRBLACKSTUDS

Light Gray


SKU: C0-TONRLIGHTGRAY
Very light gray, tabs out, normal notch for 120 us EQ, 5 screws


Light Gray vs White

New for May 2017


SKU: C0-TONRBLKAB-RL
Black, tabs out, normal notch, red leaders, white hubs, A/B marks, with black screws


SKU: C0-TONRSILVERRL
Silver metallic glitter with red leaders, tabs out - photo updated

Precision TABS IN Red Bridge C-Zero for Type-II High Bias Chrome Cassette Tapes

high-precision c-0 for Type-II tapes
SKU: C0-TICRRBHIDEF

Restocked. This is a high-precision cassette shell for high-bias (Type-II, chrome, cobalt) tapes. It has a chrome notch on the top of the cassette so all auto-sensing cassette decks will record with the correct bias and play back with 70 µS equalisation.

Buy these in the online shop

Chrome notch tabs in cassette



SKU: C0-TICRCLEARSONIC
Clear cassette with black liner, chrome notch, tabs in, no screws
These cassette will allow recording in any chrome-compatible recorder
Buy these with chrome tape in the online shop

New for April 2017

GLITTER RESTOCKED:
Gold
Silver
Red
Blue

 


SKU: C0-TONRCLLINERSC

Clear cassette with clear liners, black hubs, rollers, and screws, tabs out

 

New for February 2017

IVORY


SKU: C0-TONRIVORY
Ivory encompasses a wide colour range
This batch of ivory is like yellow cream, especially in indoor lighting. Below is a comparison in outdoor lighting taken with a Galaxy S7:

GREY


SKU: C0-TONRGREY

GREEN (2017)

green cassette
SKU: C0-TONRGREEN2017 (Grass Green)

WHITE TAB OUT RESTOCKED

 


December 2016

Purple Tinted Sonic

new purple tinted cassette
Deep purple tinted, tabs out, no screws, normal notch/120 microsecond EQ
SKU: C0-TONRPURTINTSONIC

Smoke Tinted Sonic

smoke tinted cassette
Smoky, tabs out, no screws, normal notch/120 microsecond EQ
SKU: C0-TONRSMOKESONIC

Red Sonic

Red cassette, sonic welded, tabs out
SKU: C0-TONRREDSONIC

Tabs out, sonic weld (no screws), normal notch/120 microsecond EQ.

 

 

Green 367 Wasabi Cassette


SKI: C0-TONRGREEN367
Pantone 367
Stunning light green/yellow cassette

 

wasabi green vs lime green cassettes

 

It's proving impossible to get accurate greens with our current camera setup. Here are some comparison photos for relative comparisons.

green family of cassettes

From left to right: Green (PMS 348), grass green2017, lime green (PMS 368), wasabi (PMS 367)

green c-zeros

Matte White Cassette

This cassette has no borders so you might want to try edge-to-edge printing.

 

matte white cassette
matte white cassette

SKU: C0-TONRWHTMATTERL
Flat surface without raised borders around the edges, no screws, red leaders, soft windows, tabs out.

 

CLASSIC WHITE CASSETTES

white cassette
SKU: C0-TINRWHITE, C0-TONRWHTSC

White, tabs out, clear leaders
and
White, tabs in, clear leaders


New Stock July 2016

PINK BRICK IS BACK!!


SKU: C0-TONRPINKBRICK

This is just about the most beautiful cassette ever! Also consider the azure blue and butterscotch camel cassettes below.

Matte Black with red leader

matte black cassette

SKU: C0-TONRBLKMRL

These matte black cassettes have a great distressed surface.

 

New Stock June 2016

New Black C-Zeros

Black cassette with ridges and square window
black cassette c-zero with ridged pattern
Black, tabs out, normal bias, red leaders, with ridged pattern. Standard paper labels do not fit on this cassette.
C0-TONRBLKRIDGES

black cassette c-zero with square window
Black, tabs out, normal bias, red leaders, with SQUARE window. Standard paper labels do not fit on this cassette.
C0-TONRBLKSQ
Just about sold out.

Fluorescent Orange-Tinted Cassette

 


Under black light

Fluorescent orange tinted cassette
Fluorescent orange tinted cassette
SKU: C0-TONRFLOORANGE

 

Brighter than our campfire cassette, and it fluoresces under black light.
Tabs out, no screws, clear leaders


 


New Stock March 2016

 


SKU: C0-TONRYELLOTINT
Yellow tint with a hint of green
Limited stock

 

 

 

New Stock February 2016

Back by popular demand: green and pink transparent cassettes, now with popping red leaders!

green transparent cassette with red leaders
SKU: C0-TONRGREENTRANSPARENT


SKU: C0-TONRPINKTRANSPARENT

Transparent TABS IN cassettes
with no screws are ideal for
PRISON TAPES

transparent cassettes with red leaders and no screws are ideal for prison tapes
SKU: C0-TINRTRANSPARENTRL

These are transparent and have NO SCREWS, ideal for prison tapes. The record tabs are IN for recording on any cassette deck. For music duplication projects we pop (remove) the record tabs so there's a small extra labour charge built into our duplication calculator.

New Cassette Stock Dec 19, 2015

Azure cassette with brick pattern and A/B markings

azue sky blue cassette
SKU: C0-TONRAZURE
Tabs out, red leaders, with screws

Butterscotch or Camel cassette with brick pattern and A/B markings

butterscotch brown cassette with brick pattern
SKU: C0-TONRBUTTERSCOTCHB
Tabs out, red leaders, with screws

Gold foil, tabs out, red leader, no screws

Since there are no tabs these are ideal for duplication orders because we don't have to take time to remove the tabs.

Gold foil tabs out cassette
SKU: C0-TOMETGOLDFOIL

Transparent C-Zero

transparent cassette with clear liner and no screws
SKU: C0-TONRTRANSPARENT
Back in stock. We also have a new version with the record tabs in and red leaders..

 

 

 

Glitter Cassette Tapes

We've made more glitter tapes!

Glitter cassettes

 

 

blue glitter c-zero
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTERBLUE
gold and blue glitter c-zero
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTER-G-B
gold and green glitter c-zero
C0-TINRGLITTER-G-GR
green glitter cassette c-zero
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTERGREEN
blue gold silver gliiter cassette
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTER-GBRS (out of stock)
red gold glitter cassette
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTER-G-R
red glitter cassette c-zero
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTERRED

silver green red cassette c-zero

SKU: C0-TINRGLITTER-S-GR-R

green and blue glitter cassette
SKU: TINRGLITTER-GR-B (out of stock)
gold glitter c-zero
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTERGOLD

silver glitter cassette
SKU: C0-TINRGLITTERSILVER (now with black hubs)

The glitter is embedded inside the plastic so it will never scratch off.

All glitter cassettes come with the record tabs in, and are sonic welded (no screws).

New cassettes arrived July 2015

 

The Black and White Cassette

the black and white audio cassette with screws
SKUs:C0-TONRBLKWHITE: screws on random side
C0-TONRBLKWHITE-AW Screws on white side
C0-TONRBLKWHITE-AB Screws on black side
(sorting the cassettes takes a significant amount of labour so there is an extra fee)

Mustard Cassette with Red Leader

mustard yellow C-Zero
SKU: C0-TONRMUSTARDRL
Current stock is with clear leaders C0-TONRMUSTARD

Turquoise Cassette with Red Leader

Original Turquoise Color Cassette, now with red leader
SKU: C0-TONRTURQRL
Sold out - more on order

 

New: Triple Norelco Case

triple audio cassette norelco case
SKU: CASSBOX-TRIPLE

Dimensions: 4" x 4.25" x 0.625"
J-Card dimensions (approx): Front: 7.75" x 4", spine 0.5", flap 15/16"

Buy in the online shop

 


 

Metallic Foil Cassettes

 

Silver Metallic Foil Audio Cassette
SKU: C0-TIMETSILVERFOIL
This is the best choice for your tabs in tapes for home recording.
Tabs in, clear leaders, screws, for normal equalisation,

 

Metallic Gold Foil Audio Cassette
SKU: C0-TIMETGOLDFOIL
with screws
Also available tabs out with red leaders and no screws


Metallic Red Foil Audio Cassette
SKU: C0-TIMETREDFOIL


Metallic Green Foil Audio Cassettes
SKU: C0-TIMETGREENFOIL (with black screws)

All of these metallic reflective foil cassettes have the record tabs in except where indicated

 

 

FLO-ORANGE AND FLO-GREEN NORELCO CASES

Check out these remarkable fluorescent cases and cassettes!

Fluorescent green audio cassette cases and cassettes
SKUs: CASSBOX-FLOGREENGREEN and C0-TONRFLOGREENTINT



Flo Green Cassette Norelco Case
SKU: CASSBOX-FLOGREEN (clear front)

Flo Green Green Norelco Case
SKU: CASSBOX-FLOGREENGREEN

Flo Orange Norelco Case
SKU: CASSBOX-FLOORANGE

NORELCO CASSETTE CASES WITH OPAQUE COLOUR BACKS

Audio Cassette Norelco Cases in Various Colours
SKUs: CASSBOX-ROSE CASSBOX-RED CASSBOX-MUSTARD CASSBOX-BLUE

 

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JAN 2015

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GOLD AND SILVER METALLIC BACK IN STOCK

audio cassette colour selection

 

 


 

 

Available Audio Cassette C-Zeros

 

Place a cassette duplication order by clicking on this link

You can buy blank tapes with any of these shells in our online shop by clicking here

Glossary to help you choose the proper C-Zero for your application

TI = Record tabs in
TO = Record tabs out
NR = Normal bias recording, 120 µs EQ playback
CR = High bias recording, 70 µs EQ playback (for chrome or cobalt tape)

Many people put chrome or cobalt tape into normal shells. To do this you MUST have a cassette recorder with a BIAS Selector button. You will not be able to record correctly on later-model cassette decks which use an auto-sensing pin to determine the bias and EQ.

See more info at the bottom of this page


Click the images to see larger pictures.

New stock Dec 2014

STEAMPUNK COPPER CASSETTE

Steampunk copper cassette
SKU: C0-TONRCOPPER
SOLD OUT

 

New stock arrived with RED leaders

Black C-zero with red leader

Black tab in, debossed A&B markings
C0-TINRBLKAB-RL

Black tab out with red leader
Black tab out
SKU: C0-TONRBLKRL

 

 

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Turquoise Sea Green Cassette Boxes

Turquoise Audio Cassette Cases

Fabulous new sea-green Norelco cases now in stock.

TABSOUT.COM
SOAKING WET CASSETTE

Turquoise cassettes
SKU: C0-TONRTURQ2

 

Flo Green Tinted Cassettes

Flo Green Cassettes


SKU: C0-TONRFLOGREENTINT
Glows under black light!


 

New Rubine Red for September 2014

Rubine Red Cassette
SKU: C0-TONRRUBINE

 

Lime Green, New for August 2014

Lime Green Audio Cassettes
SKU: C0-TONRLIMEGREEN

 

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New stock April 2014

New AQUA cassettes in stock

blue 1826 audio cassette
C0-TONRAQUABLUE


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Double butterfly cassette cases back in stock:

double cassette casedouble cassette casedouble cassette case

Side-by-Side Double Cassette Cases are also available

side by side black back cassette caseside by side double all clear cassette box

Contact us for a custom quote on your upcoming double-cassette release!

 

New stock September 2013

The radioactive orange cassette!

ashly's fave new orange tint cassette
Fluorescent orange tinted
C0-TONRFLOORANGE

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C0-TONRWHTSC
Bright white, tabs out, clear leaders, with screws

 


C0-TINRWHTSC
Bright white, tabs in, clear leaders, with screws

 


C0-TONRWHTMATTERL
White, tabs out, sonic weld, soft windows, borderless


C0-TONRLIGHTGRAY
Light gray, tabs out, frosted leaders, with screws

the black and white cassette
The Black and White Cassette
C0-TONRBLKWHITE
IN STOCK
Our stock now has screws which are on random sides, 50/50. Manual sorting is available for 5 cents per piece.

SKUs:C0-TONRBLKWHITE: screws on random side
C0-TONRBLKWHITE-AW Screws on white side
C0-TONRBLKWHITE-AB Screws on black side


C0-TONRBLKMRL
Distressed matte black surface, tabs ourt, red leaders, with screws

C0-TONRBLKRIDGES
Tabs out, shiny black, red leaders, with screws
NB: square window area is not compatible with paper labels

C0-TONRBLACKSTUDS
Tabs out, light blue leader, with screws, studded border
Limited stock
(Click on image to see it larger)

red cassette

Red
C0-TONRRED
Sold out, more coming soon

Lavender

SKU: C0-TONRLAVENDER
Lavender, tabs out, clear leaders, with screws

the invisible cassette

Rubine Red
C0-TONRRUBINE


yellow cassette
Yellow cassette, with screws
C0-TONRYELLO

 

 

 

 

green family of cassettes

From left to right: Green (PMS 348), grass green2017, lime green (PMS 368), wasabi (PMS 367)
Colours in photo are relative and not possible to capture exactly on our camera


 

 

gold cassette

Gold Metallic TO with screws
C0-TONRGOLD
Back in stock

silver glitter cassette
Silver Metallic Glitter TO with Screws
C0-TONRSILVER
Back in stock

green transparent audio cassette
Green-tinted transparent TO no screws
C0-TONRGREENTRANSPAR

orange cassette
Orange TO with screws (2016)
C0-TONRORANGERL
Back in stock with red leaders
brown cassette

Butterscotch TO NR with brick pattern

C0-TONRBUTTERSCOTCHB

 

transparent pink
omg! Pink-Tinted Transparent with Screws
C0-TONRPINKTRANSPARE

turquoise cassette
Turquoise TO with screws and red leaders (2015)
C0-TONRTURQRL

SOLD OUT - MORE COMING SOON

blue tab-out audio cassette

Blue TO NR sonic
C0-TONRBLUE

SOLD OUT

Yellow tint TO NR screws (2016)
C0-TONRYELLOTINT

Gold tint TO NR screws
C0-TONRGOLDTINT

Yellow tint TO NR screws (2017)
C0-TONRYELLOWTINT

 

purple tinted cassette

Purple tint TO NR with screws
C0-TONRPURTINT

blue tint audio cassette

Blue tint TO NR
C0-TONBLUETINT

green tinted cassette

Green Tint
C0-TONRGREENTINT

smoke-tinted cassette

Smoky cassette
C0-TONRSMOKE

Gold metallic audio cassette
Clear cassette with gold metallic liner
Tabs out, red leaders,no screws
C0-TOMETGOLDFOIL

Tabs in, NR, clear leaders, with screws
C0-TIMETGOLDFOIL

red metallic liner audio cassette
Clear cassette with red metallic liners, TI NR with screws
C0-TIMETREDFOIL
audio cassette with green metallic liner
Clear cassette with green metallic liners, TI NR with screws
C0-TIMETGREENFOIL
metallic silver foil cassette
Clear cassette with silver metallic liners, TI NR with screws
C0-TIMETSILVERFOIL

red tinted audio cassette

Red tinted audio cassette, TO NR
no screws, clear leader
C0-TONRREDTINTSONIC

clear tab-in

Clear cassette with grey liner, tabs in for home recording, normal bias, 5 screws.
C0-TINRCLEAR - SOLD OUT,
SEE C0-TIMETSILVERFOIL


clear tab-in magnetic oxide leader

Clear TI NR magnetic leader 5-screw (instant start)
C0-TINRCLMAG
25 in stock, more on the way

tab out clear normal

"The Classic" Clear cassette with grey liner, tabs out with screws (now with clear leader)
C0-TONRCLEAR
1000+ in stock

CHROME NOTCH CASSETTES

These C-Zeros below have the special chrome notch which serves two purposes:
1: on recording, auto-sensing decks will apply high bias and 70 microsecond record EQ
2: on playback, auto-sensing decks will apply 70 microsecond playback EQ

70 microsecond EQ is used to reduce the playback hiss by 4.5 dB, but we also lose 4.5 dB of high-frequency performance.


SKU: C0-TICRCLEARSONIC
Tabs in, sonic weld (no screws)
500+ available

SKU: C0-TICRRBHIDEF
Tabs in, high definition, red bridge
500+ available

SKU: C0-TICRHIDEFWB
Tabs in, good quality but cassettes are scuffed and scratched
90 available

SKU: C0-TOCRCLEAR
Tabs out, with screws
500 available

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFCLEAR
Tabs out, Hidef bridge

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFSMOKE
Tabs out, hidef bridge

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFPURPLE
Tabs out, with screws
1000+ available

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFWASABI
Tabs out, Hidef bridge
1000+ available

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFPINK
Tabs out, hidef bridge
Only 30 available

SKU: C0-TOCRREDTINTHIDEF
Red tint, tabs out, 5 screws, Hi-Def anti-resonance bridge
2000+ available

SKU: C0-TOCRBURGUNDY
Burgundy
tabs out, sonic weld
800 available

SKU: C0-TOCRHIDEFGOLDFOIL
Gold foil, tabs out, hidef bridge
Only 100 available
     

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TABS IN or TABS OUT

Note: Most of our cassettes are TABS OUT (check out tabsout.com for a cassette podcast) and for normal bias tape. If you want to record on regular cassette decks you must put a piece of scotch tape over the record tab holes, or choose the TAB IN cassettes... or disable the record tab sensor on your machine with some duct tape or a paperclip!

 

Notes:

tape selector

cassette tape type detector slots

take up the slack tape before using

  • TI = Record tabs in, any machine can record on these tapes

  • TO = Record tabs out, for duplicated cassettes or professional machines, you can record on these tapes if you put some scotch tape over the hole or if you use professional duplicators.

  • NR = Normal tape (aka Type I tape or ferro), machines record and play back with a 120 µS equalisation curve.

  • CR = for high bias tape (chrome or cobalt), has an extra notch to tell the record machine to use higher recording bias and to use 70 µS record and playback EQ. One of our tricks is to use standard normal bias cassette shells with high bias cobalt or chrome tape, and a special equalisation during recording. This lets us have louder and brighter cassettes.

  • Type IV = c-zero has a notch for metal bias

  • Screws: the two halves of an audio cassette shell are either held together with 5 screws, or are sonic-welded with no screws. One type is not neccessarily better than the other.

  • Liners: also known as slipsheets or foils, every cassette has liners to support the tape hubs. The tape liners play a critical role in permitting a smooth rotation of the tape hubs. The liners are rippled to apply a slight spring pressure on the tape hubs.

  • Pressure pad: The pressure pad is a wool pad mounted on a spring and applies pressure on the tape as it passes over the recording and playback head.

  • Leader tape: every C-zero has about 15 to 20 seconds of leader tape. The leader tape is usually a clear, frosted, red, or blue-tinted plastic. You cannot record on the leader tape.

  • Magnetic leader: We also have cassettes loaded with magnetic leader tape to permit instant-start recording. For example court reporters may want instant start cassettes so they don't miss a word.

  • Rollers: Most C-zeros have a roller in each lower corner to guide the tape. Rollers that are out-of-round cause wow in the recording. Rollers that are not precisely made can also cause azimuth problems. Some cheap cassettes did not have rollers.

  • Guide posts: Most C-zeros have guide posts located before the rollers to help isolate fluctuations in the supply and takeup hubs from causing wow and flutter in the recording.

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