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  1. Restoration and chemical treatments
  2. Digital Sound removal, sound noise restoration
  3. Audiovisual media transfer to digital,
  4. Sound media transfer to digital


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Process from reception to delivery

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

TRANSFER TO DIGITAL

RESTORING & EDITING

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DELIVERY

PHYSICAL RESTORATION PROCESS

For the correct digitization of the audio files, it is first necessary to thoroughly clean it by mechanical or manual means with fluids adapted to the composition of each format. There are numerous degradations that affect audiovisual media. You can read about these issues in detail in each of the sections related to formats. In a generic way, here we record the following;

– Breaks; many media such as records, tape recorders, cassettes regularly show cracks that must be repaired.

– MOLD; it is one of the most common conditions in audiovisual formats. Excess temperature and high humidity in storage causes their proliferation, constituting a problem that must be treated in a controlled manner.

– EMBEDDED DIRT; especially in the groove formats, it affects a correct reading, so in our laboratory we have not only the best cleaning machines such as the Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machina, Ultrasonic Cleaning machines, or machines such as ITC for audiovisual , but with the adapted fluids and the experience of having dealt with all kinds of situations in this regard.

– Symptoms affecting MAGNETIC TAPE MEDIA; from the so-called Sticky Shed Syndrome, Loss of Lubrication, Vinegar Syndrome, etc. They require treatments prior to digitization so that the quality of the resulting audio is not affected and we achieve a high quality in it.

TRANSFER TO DIGITAL

Our studio is equipped not only with

State of the Art technology but with great human experienced staff.

Historical EQ for pre RIAA discs

High End air bearing tonearm linear tracking turntables.

High end cartridges

Custom made stylus for ever groove width; ET, CT, E, etc 1.5 mil, 2.3 mil. 3.0 mil, …8.0 mil conical, etc.

High end cables and components

Cedar (c) Audio Restoration systems.

State of the art calibrated 3 motors 3 heads players

Output equ curves 70µs ,120µs depending on recording Bias

Multitrack portastudio 4 and 8 tracks

Nakamichi Zx systems also available.

Reciprocal noise reduction systems (HighCom, Address, etc)

State of the art reel to reel players; Studer, Otari, Revox, Nagra, Sony…

Use of magnetic viewers for track width detection

Reciprocal noise systems (Dolby A, SR, C4 Telcom, Dbx …),

DIN, NAB, IEC, CCIR1, CCIR2, playback Eq.

Speeds; ​​​ ​​15/16 ips, 1 7/8 ips, 3 3/4 ips, 7 1/2 ips, 15 ips and 30 ips

Cedar (c) noise restoration.

We own The Archeophone (Universal cylinder player)

We are able to professionally transfer any sort of wax cylinder and dictabelts.

Custom Stylus for every cylinder groove width and shape.

Speed selection.

Cedar (c) noise restoration.

U-matic, Betacam, Vhs, Betamax, Hi8…

Sticky Shed Syndrome treatments

Archival copy Chroma bandwidth preservation MXF jpeg2000, Avid VVF1, Master copy; Mp4 h.264 HD High bitrates.

Blackmagic Design (c) edition and colour correction.

REFERENCES;

IASA-TC04: Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects

TAPE: Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe

FACET: The Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool

Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives

Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers

Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide

Videotape Preservation Handbook

Video Preservation Fact Sheets

Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template

Museum of Obsolete Media

NOISE RESTORATION

After preserving the archive copy, we proceed to digitally edit and restore the ACCES copy, so that it is presentable, eliminating all those noises that affect its quality while preserving all the richness of the original content.

HIGH END great quality audio visual hardware such as Cedar Audio (c) and BlackMagic Design Resolve (c) is apply to achieve the most natural result ever.

We transfer more than 110 audiovisual different formats, contact us for a quotation. Email us some photos of your archives to know how they are. Some popular rates;

– AUDIOCASSETTES; starting at 18€/eu.

– SHELLAC DISCS; starting at 35€/eu.

– OPEN REELS; starting at 45€/eu.

– WAX CYLINDERS; starting at 65€/eu.

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