Audio Archiving and Restoration Services

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Reel-to-reel, Tape recorder audio restoration, audio transfer service,

Creative Audio Works specializes in analog and digital tape transfer services. Analog Cassette, reel-to-reel tape and digital tape formats including DAT, DA88 and ADAT. Quality is important to us and a superior transfer starts with state of the art equipment. We use Otari MTR-12 2 track reel-to-reel recorders for 3 3/4 ips-30 its transfers. Modified Tascam 32B tape recorders are used for 2 and 4 track tapes recorded at 1 7/8th ips. Studer A710 decks and Marantz PMD 502 Cassette decks are used for 2 track cassette transfer and a Tascam 238 is used for 8 track cassette transfer.

Reel-to reel tapes as well as cassettes and microcassettes can often snap, pull out from the end of one spool hub, or become wrapped around a part of the player’s transport, under those circumstances can repair these problems to minimize any loss of the original recording.
Open reel tape can be quite old and in poor condition. We can repair broken, tangled, poorly stored tapes and tapes exhibiting the signs of ‘sticky tape syndrome’. Tapes with sticky tape syndrome need careful, slow heating, usually referred to as ‘tape baking’, which we offer using our Fisher Scientific incubator.

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