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  Audio Restoration & Preservation

We can transfer and restore all audio from all 78 and LP transcription disks, analog tape, and digital tape formats.

Additional services include:

  • Acetate disk repair
  • Reel-to-real analog tape editing
  • Audiotape splice repair and replacement
  • Audio cassette cartridge replacement

Audio restoration is the process of improving the sound quality of a recording. We use EQ, phase optimization, clip restoration, channel and level re-balancing, noise removal, and other techniques. Generally, audio restoration is done for CD mastering, forensic purposes, or even personal reasons. The intended use will determine the extent and method of the restoration.


Audio preservation is the transfer of recordings from media that deteriorates over time (usually disks and tape) into a digital format. After transfer, you may also want to consider having the audio restored to improve the sound quality.

  Archival and Audio Re-Recording

This is different process from audio restoration. It's the faithful re-recording of audio onto a new medium for the purpose of preserving the audio for the future. Efforts are sometimes made to extend the life of the source medium containing the original audio, but the main purpose is to preserve the audio itself by careful re-recording.

No matter what the recording medium - magnetic tape, optical disc (i.e., audio CD), mechanical disk (i.e., phonograph record) - all recording media deteriorate over time. If the original medium has deteriorated extensively and the audio cannot be adequately restored, then re-recording is a good option to archive the audio.

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