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

More than 12 different 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.
  • 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….

La problemática fundamental de las bobinas de audio no difiere esencialmente de las de cassette. Existen algunas degradaciones comunes a mayores que no se encuentran en las cassettes:

  • El sticking shed syndrome; también conocido como síndrome pegajoso.
  • El denominado print through o efecto copia.
  • Roturas en la carcasa.
  • El síndrome LOL lost of lubrication.
  • Roturas de la cinta.
  • Hongos.
  • Otros.


Different Audio Reel tapes

some of most common audio reel tapes

Audio RestorationOpen reel to Digital

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