IASA, UNESCO policy compliance

Silvertone, Chicago Webster, Armour, Minifon…
3”, 5”, 7” , 10.5”.
1/4″, 1/2″, 1/8 ” Nagra SN.
1 7/8ips, 3 3/4 ips, 7 1/2 ips, 15 ips y 30 ips.
When required Dbx, Dolby A and Dolby SR, Nagramaster.

Open Reel to Digital

Open Reel

Our studio transfer into digital more than 12 different open reel audio formats

Wire recordings; Silvertone, Chicago Webster, ….etc.

We use High End reproducers; Studer, Otary, Nagra, Tascam, Revox…

Sound restoration without damaging crucial frequencies.

We must take into consideration the following items;
  • speed; 1 7/8 ips, 3 3/4 ips, 7 1/2 ips, 15 ips and 30 ips with no Varispeed.
  • Equ; IEC, CCIR, NAB, DIN, Nagramaster, etc.
  • Track head width; Studer/Revox, Ampex, Tascam….full track, half track, quarter track….
  • Diameter; 3”, 5”, 7”, 10,5”, etc.
  • tape width; 1/4″ 1/2” (we don’t transfer 1” and 2” as considered Studio multitrack open reels). Some tapes exceed the standard width.
  • decoder denoisser compliantly; Dolby A, Dolby SR, Dbx, Nagramaster, etc.
  • Hub; CINE, NAB, AEG, NAGRA, etc.
Common noise found on open reels
  • Hiss
  • buzz, Hum
  • explosive noises because of damages on tape
  • Wow and flutter
  • noise from camcorder motors,
  • Other….

Essentially, problems on audio reels does not differ essentially from those of cassette. There are some common degradations to be found;

  • The known as sticky shed syndrome; El denominado print through o efecto copia.
  • Reel broken parts, binder and or base broken elements.
  • LOL lost of lubrication.
  • Tape fully broken.
  • Mold.
  • Otros.


Different Audio Reel tapes

some of most common audio reel tapes

Audio RestorationOpen reel to Digital

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