AUDIO CONVERSION, RESTORATION AND DIGITAL MASTERING

TO UNCOMPRESSED WAV FILES

 

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STRAIGHT CONVERSION OR AUDIO RESTORATION OF ANALOG AUDIO TO DIGITAL AUDIO FORMAT IN RAW "UNCOMPRESSED" WAV FILES

We use commercial quality turntables, cassette decks, reel to reel decks, CD burners and digital audio mixers and can master to Professional Mastering Quality Archival CD-Rs (not the cheap ones) or to other storage options including thumb or hard drives. We provide analog audio (all formats) re-mastered and recorded in real-time "RAW" with NO compression to WAV files and are compatible with Microsoft WindowsMacintosh, and Linux operating systems. 


STRAIGHT DIGITAL MASTER OF 1/4" MONO AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES TO CD OR MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE- Great for previously taped seminars or historical interviews that does not require individual tracks such as music. We use the latest audio recording digitizer technology by GEM with NO LOSS OF QUALITY. Quick turn around time! If you have a large project, discounts apply on quantity.

THIS IS A STRAIGHT DUB OF 1/4" AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES TO DIGITAL WAV FILES AND BURNED ON A CD OR PORTABLE HARD DRIVE: NO TRACKS ARE SEPARATED, ALTHOUGH THERE IS A TRACK FOR EACH SIDE OF THE CASSETTE TAPE. PRICES BASED ON ONE TAPE TO CD, ALL TAPES WILL BE CHECKED FOR LENGTH AND ALL BLANK AUDIO WILL BE REMOVED. HUGE DISCOUNTS ON QUANTITY.

Length - MINIMUM CHARGE - ONE TAPE: $35.00 includes CD/Case/Printing Price
30 minute: Straight dub of 30 minute tape (2 or more tapes) $20.00 each
45 minute: Straight dub of 45 minute tape (2 or more tapes) $23.00 each
60 minute: Straight dub of 60 minute tape (2 or more tapes) $25.00 each
90 minute: (Requires 2 CDs) Straight dub of 90 minute tape $28.00 each
120 minute: (Requires 2 CDs)  Straight dub of 120 minute tape $35.00 each

PRICE INCLUDES: STRAIGHT DUB TO WAV FILES AND FILES PLACED ON MASTER QUALITY AUDIO CD, WITH PRINTING DIRECT ON DISC & CD CASE. MINIMUM CHARGE $35.00

NOTE: EACH SIDE OF THE CASSETTE TAPE WOULD BE ONE TRACK ON THE CD. WAV files can be edited on your audio software or played on any computer and compatible CD players, for playback in compatible car & stereo CD players.


COMPLETE AUDIO RESTORATION & RE-MASTERING OF ANALOG RECORDS AND TAPES, CREATE UNCOMPRESSED WAV FORMAT FOR UNBEATABLE QUALITY! - DON'T HAVE SOME COMPANY PUT YOUR AUDIO COLLECTION ON HIGHLY COMPRESSED MP3 FORMAT...HAVE US PROVIDE TOP QUALITY AND COMPATIBILITY OF YOUR AUDIO COLLECTION.

BEST QUALITY. DIGITAL AUDIO RESTORATION & MASTERING OF RECORDS OR TAPES & MASTERED IN REAL-TIME TO CD: AUDIO CASSETTE, MINI AUDIO CASSETTE, RECORD ALBUMS LPs, 45s, 78s, & 8 TRACK TAPES TO WAV OR WMA FILES. USING PROFESSIONAL HI-END AUDIO EQUIPMENT: RECORDS ARE CLEANED & RESTORED, BOTH RECORDS AND TAPES ARE AUDIO ENHANCED BY REMOVING CLICKS, POPS AND CRACKLES, BOOST LOW AUDIO, TRACKS ARE SEPARATED AND NUMBERED OR TITLED: INCLUDES MASTER QUALITY AUDIO CD, PRINTING DIRECT ON DISC & CD CASE OR HAVE YOUR "WAV" FILES PLACED ON A USB THUMB DRIVE, SD CARD OR HARD DRIVE.

1/4" AUDIO CASSETTES, MINI-AUDIO CASSETTES, 8 TRACK TAPES AND RECORDS 33 LP, 45s, 78s TO AUDIO CD IN WAV FILES OR OPTION TO GO TO AUDIO CD - DISCOUNTS ON QUANTITY

Length - MINIMUM CHARGE - ONE TAPE OR RECORD: $50.00 Price
30 minute: Digital audio restoration and mastering (Minimum Charge) $50.00
45 minute: Digital audio restoration and mastering $60.00
60 minute: Digital audio restoration and mastering $65.00
90 minute: (Requires 2 CDs) Digital audio restoration and mastering $75.00
120 minute: (Requires 2 CDs) Digital audio restoration and mastering $85.00

33 LPS ARE $1.00 PER MINUTE TO MASTER TO WAV FILES

45S ARE $3.00 PER MINUTE TO MASTER TO WAV FILES

78S ARE $4.00 PER MINUTE TO MASTER TO WAV FILES

WAV files can be edited in your audio editing software or played on any computer and compatible CD players. You can request an AUDIO CD-R for playback in compatible car & stereo CD players at additional cost.

Minimum charge $50.00 includes Re-mastering, CD, case & direct printing on disc. OPTION: Place files on a thumb drive. Thumb drive additional cost.


1/4" REEL TO REEL AUDIO TAPES

RE-MASTERED TO CD IN WAV FILES FOR COMPUTER USE (may play in some CD players - option to re-master to "audio cd') TAPES ARE AUDIO ENHANCED BY REMOVING CLICKS, POPS AND CRACKLES, BOOST LOW AUDIO, TRACKS ARE SEPARATED AND NUMBERED OR TITLED: INCLUDES MASTER QUALITY CD, PRINTING DIRECT ON DISC & CD CASE. Additional charges may apply for restoration of damaged tape or to change pitch and speed of poorly recorded tapes. 

BASIC RATE BELOW: Please call or e-mail for a complete quote.

15 ips $4.00 per minute completed master.

7.5 ips $3.00 per minute completed master.

3.75 ips $1.50 per minute completed master.

1.75 ips $1.00 per minute completed master.

$65.00 minimum charge

Length/Spool  Diameter 15 ips
(38 cm)
7.5 ips
(19 cm)
3.75 ips
(9.5 cm)
1.78 ips
(4.9 cm)
Price (minimum charge)
100 ft 3"- ONE SIDE Up to 30 minutes 5 min 10 min 16 min 30 min $65.00 Minimum
600 ft 5"- ONE SIDE Up to 60 minutes 8 min 16 min 32 min 60 min $65.00 Minimum
1200 ft 7"- ONE SIDE Up to 90 minutes 16 min  32 min 64 min 90 min $65.00 Minimum

 Each reel to reel tape will be on separate CDs with file folder or individual files.

WAV files can be edited with your audio editing program or played on any computer and compatible CD players that can play "WAV" files.

Minimum charge $65.00 includes Audio CD, case & direct printing on disc. OPTION: Place files on a thumb drive. Thumb drive additional cost.


OPTIONS:

HARD DRIVE, USB THUMB DRIVES OR SD CARDS FOR FILE STORAGE AND ARCHIVING.

CD-R MUSIC FOR AUDIO RECORDING 700MB/80 MINUTE DISC - PROFESSIONAL MASTERING DIGITAL AUDIO CD: includes plastic case and insert.

CD-R GOLD 650MB/74 MINUTE DISC - 24 KARAT GOLD PROFESSIONAL 300 YEAR ARCHIVAL MASTERING CD: includes plastic case and insert.

DVD-R GOLD 4.7GB DISK - Special Request: 24 KARAT GOLD PROFESSIONAL 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL MASTERING DVD: includes full plastic case.

DIGITAL AUDIO EDITING FROM ALL FORMATS, MULTIPLE TAPES OR RECORDS TO ONE CD: More than one audio tape or (audio clip) copied to same CD. Selecting individual tracks and digital audio enhance from damaged or very poor quality tapes or records which require additional audio restoration or repairs.

FILE CONVERSION: Converting audio files to-from, WAV-WMA-MP3 & others. NOTE: MP3 files are highly compressed and do not provide the best possible audio quality.

FILE NAMES: Create individual personal file names for each track rather than numbers.

REPAIRS: We can physically repair audio tapes & clean records, CDs or DVDs.


WAV (WAVEFORM AUDIO FILE FORMAT) AUDIO INFORMATION

We use commercial quality turntables, cassette decks, reel to reel decks, CD burners and digital audio mixers and can master to Professional Quality CD-Rs (not the cheap ones) with options to use mastering audio CDs or gold CDs or place files on a thumb or hard drive. We provide the option of analog audio (all formats) re-mastered and recorded in real-time with NO compression to "RAW" WAV files.  WAV audio format is uncompressed audio in the linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) format. LPCM is also the standard audio coding format for audio CDs, which store two-channel LPCM audio sampled at 44,100 Hz with 16 bits per sample. Since LPCM is uncompressed and retains all of the samples of an audio track, professional users or audio experts use the WAV format with LPCM audio for maximum audio quality. WAV FILES are compatible with Microsoft WindowsMacintosh, and Linux operating systems. 

We DO NOT convert tapes to MP3 files which are highly compressed and do not provide the best possible audio quality.

AUDIO CASSETTES

 Audio Cassettes come in various lengths. Unless you have logged the tape and know the duration, it is hard to predict how long each tape is. Some tapes are marked 20 minutes, 30 minutes and so on but the tapes may not be full if they were home recorded. Most store bought tapes will have the length marked on them which will make it easier to predict how many tapes will fit on each 80 minutes CD. It is hard to give an exact quote unless you know the length of each tape you want transferred.

1/4" REEL TO REEL TO AUDIO CD

1/4" reel to reel audio tape

The first reel to reel tape recorders were introduced in Canada and USA in the late forties.

Tracks - Originally machines and tapes were full track, recording across the full width of the tape.
Then half track allowing two separate mono recordings on each side of a tape, or one single stereo recording.
Most open reel recordings are on 1/4" tape and recorded in one of the following forms -

Speed - 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.78 IPS (inches per second)

Reel size - 7" (1200ft), 5" (600ft) or 3" (100').

For your guidance, below are the approximate running times (one pass) of the various reel sizes.

Length Spool (Reel) Diameter 15 ips
(38 cm)
7.5 ips
(19 cm)
3.75 ips
(9.5 cm)
1.78 ips
(4.9 cm)
100 ft 3" ONE SIDE 5 min 10 min 16 min 30 min
600 ft 5" ONE SIDE 8 min 16 min 32 min 60 min
1200 ft 7" ONE SIDE 16 min 32 min 64 min 90 min

The total cost depends on the length of the tapes and how many CD's we make.

Unless you have logged the tape and know the duration, it is hard to predict how long each tape is. Knowing the size of the reel does not mean too much but we can base a quote by time. (see above) It depends on how thick the tape is (which determines the length of the tape), the speed at which it was recorded, the number of tracks, if the tape was recorded on both sides, etc.

Armed with this knowledge, you can order based on an "estimate" of 1 CD per tape. However, it could be 2 CD's per tape (even more, if the tape was recorded at very slow speed).

We will not know how may CD's will result until we actually finish recording each tape.

If, after we begin processing, we find out that the tape is blank or can not be recorded, we will not make a CD, but charge only return shipping of the material to the customer. 

8 TRACK AUDIO TAPE CARTRIDGE

Most store bought 8 track tapes will have the length marked on them which will make it easier to predict how many tapes will fit on each 80 minute CD. The average 8 track is the same as an LP length, between 40 to 45 minutes in length.

During conversion of Audio cassettes, 8 track tapes, Reel to Reel audio tapes, LPs, 45s & 78s, individual tracks can be identified, separated and numbered to allow each track to be accessed instantly and accurately in the same manner as a commercial disc.

*Actual recording time 79.59.74 NOTE: We use the only the best quality 80 minute CDs, with the option to use mastering AUDIO MUSIC CDs or archival 24 karat gold cds or dvds. This makes a big difference in recording quality and compatibility.

CD-Rs are playable on all CD-R compatible players, Computer CD ROM Drives, Home Stereo CD Players, Portable CD Players, Car CD Systems.

COPYRIGHT & ADULT MATERIAL

COPYRIGHT DOES NOT APPLY TO MATERIAL YOU CREATED, OWN OR MATERIAL THAT IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. MATERIAL SUCH AS RECORDS THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED (AT A STORE) MAY BE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT & COPYRIGHT LAWS. SOME OF THIS MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN RE-RELEASED AND AVAILABLE ON CD. IF YOUR MATERIAL IS NOT YOUR OWN AND STORE BOUGHT PLEASE READ: COPYRIGHT MATERIAL


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