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SHELLAC DISCS

shellac disc to digital
Acetate disc to digital
78, 76, rpm, etc to digital
Radio transcription to digital
cardboard discs to digital (recordio, rek-o-kut, audiodisc)
Aluminium discs to digital (speak-0-phone, repeat-a-voice, Remsem, Kodisk, Stearns Brothers, U&I voice Records)
LP to digital
EP to digital
Single disc to digitalGalleryVideos

Digitization considerations

We use State of the Art technology to transfer more than 18 different audio discs to digital in the highest quality.

We recommend for archival copy; PCM Raw to WAV a 96Khzs/24 bits, 192 Khzs /24 bits or 88,2 Khzs /24 bits depending on client demands.

For the access copy; Wav a 44,1Khzs /16 bits edited and restored.

– 3 Rondine III turntables with selectable speed provides ultra low resonance, high accurate stable stroboscope calibrated speed for audio discs archival.

– Custom made Tomahawk (c) air bearing tonearms (UK) are attached to every turntable to provide linear tracking sampling.

– Custom made by expert stylus UK an assortment of stylus shapes and widths for every unique shellac/laquered/vynil disc.

– Hill and dale vertical cut and lateral V cut shape discs are transferred accurately.

– All diameters 3″, 5″, 72, 10″ up to 16 (radio transcriptions) can be transferred.

– rotation speeds (from 16rpm to more than 100rpm), heads up for 76rpm, 78,24 rpm and 80rpm.

– Composition; cardboard, acetate, vinyl, shellac, even magnetic Telefunken and Pye discs, no problem.

Digital Restoration

Cedar Audio (c) provides great quality noise restoration without damaging the audio source;

  • Clicks,
  • cracks
  • Buzz, Hum
  • Hiss
  • implosive noises (keys drop, screams, doors banging, cough, …can also be restored with no foodprint)
COMMON AFFECTIONS
  • broken parts
  • palmitic acid (acetate, lacquered discs)
  • embedded dirt (shellac)
  • Oval vinyl discs.
  • mold (sometimes come from the cardboard cover due to moisture)

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Audio RestorationShellac discs to digital

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