Audio Restoration And Archival Services

Audio Archival and Restoration Services

Audio restoration is the process of removing or correcting imperfections (hiss, crackle, noise, buzzing, etc.) from sound recordings. Over time, analog audio mediums degrade causing small defects to the recordings. Audio restoration includes everything from physically cleaning the audio medium to digital intervention. 

The Process

Once the physical audio medium is clean, recordings are imported to a digital audio workstation (DAW) using analog-to-digital conversion hardware and software. DAWs, and their accompanying software, provide the high precision (24-bit 96KHz) necessary to remove even the smallest abnormalities without leaving evidence of their removal. The finished product is burned onto a Compact Disc, DVD, or hard-drive for accessible listening and archival. Creative Audio Works has chosen a one-on-one approach to audio restoration. It is a time-consuming process that requires a skilled audio engineer with specific experience in both music and dialogue recording techniques.

At Creative Audio Works, we are experts in archival and restoration services, including the transfer, restoration, and migration of analog audio to digital formats. We have a wide range of vintage and modern machines for the transfer of records (16, 33.3, 45 and 78 rpm), Audograph discs, and tapes (micro cassette, cassette, DAT, ADAT, 1/4 track and 2 track 1/4″ reel-to-ree and 8 track reel-to-reel.

Whether you have one family recording that you’d like to hear on CD or a library of thousands of quarter-inch master recordings to transfer and restore for access to contemporary researchers and historical archivists, your audio will be treated with the same one-on-one approach. Every form of audio media is unique and deserves the respect and attention of a skilled audio engineer

Samples of transferred and restored recordings


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