Sound Affair Mastering
Audio Restoration & Preservation
We can transfer and restore audio from 78 and LP transcription disks, analog tape, and digital tape formats.
Additional services include:
- Acetate disk repair
- Reel-to-real analog tape editing
- Audiotape splice repair and replacement
- Audio cassette cartridge replacement
Audio restoration is the process of improving the sound quality of a recording. We use EQ, phase optimization, clip restoration, channel and level re-balancing, noise removal, and other techniques. Generally, audio restoration is done for CD mastering, forensic purposes, or even personal reasons. The intended use will determine the extent and method of the restoration.
Audio preservation is the transfer of recordings from media that deteriorates over time (usually disks and tape) into a digital format. After transfer, you may also want to consider having the audio restored to improve the sound quality.