Audio Restoration



Audio Restoration:
Audio Restoration is a generalized term for the process of removing imperfections (such as hiss, impulse noise, crackle, wow and flutter, background noise, and mains hum) from sound recordings.
Audio Restoration can be performed directly on the recording medium (for example, washing a gramophone record with a cleansing solution), or on a digital representation of the recording using a computer (such as an AIFF or WAV file).

Modern audio restoration techniques are usually performed by digitizing an audio source from analog media, such as lacquer recordings, optical sources and magnetic tape. Once in the digital realm, recordings can be restored and cleaned up using dedicated, standalone digital processing units such as declickers, decracklers, dehissers and dialogue noise suppressors, or using digital audio workstations (DAWs). DAWs can perform various automated techniques to remove anomalies using algorithms to accomplish broadband denoising, declicking and decrackling, as well as removing buzzes and hums.

We use DAWs to manually remove “pops and ticks” from recordings, and the latest spectrographic ‘retouching’ techniques allow for the suppression or removal of discrete unwanted sounds. DAWs are capable of removing the smallest of anomalies, often without leaving artifacts and other evidence of their removal. Although fully automated solutions exist, audio restoration is sometimes a time consuming process that requires skilled audio engineers with specific experience in music and film recording techniques.

Our Reel to Reel to CD Transferring Service can convert your Reel to Reel tapes to CD and preserve your memories for a lifetime.

Accepted Tape Formats:

  • Track Configuration – Any 1/4″ tape in mono, stereo or 2 track format.
  • Reel Size – 3 inch, 5 inch or 7 inch
  • Speeds – 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15 or 30 IPS.

Whats Included: ($45 per reel)

  • (1) reel up to 80 minutes or more and all the CD’s that are required to hold it
  • One output option (additional outputs are $7 per reel, ie WAV or MP3)
  • Marking, splicing, repairing
  • Tape hiss, hum & noise reduction
  • Track separation (includes removal of silence and dead-space)
  • Equalization (tone)
  • Normalization (volume)
  • Left to right channel balancing
  • High Quality transfer using professional audio equipment
  • 45 day back-up

The Process:

  • 1st we examined each tape for playability. If the tape is eroded or there are any other issues, we will notify you immediately.
  • We then select the best playback equipment for your project. Play the tapes and digitally transfer them to our computer.
  • Next we analyze and individually restore each recording using the best AD/DA conversion.
  • Upon completion we create a Master File which is used to create your CD’s
  • Finally after slow burning your CD Master, we properly label it and place it into a protective Slim Line Case.

Additional Copies:

  • We can duplicate additional copies of your new CD for $6. They will be an exact replica of your newly transferred CD. (You have up to 45 days to order)