January 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creative Audio Works supplies eight track transfers for ½ inch, ¼ inch eight track cassette formats

TascamPlymouth, MA –Creative Audio Works LLC has added ¼ inch eight-track reel-to-reel and eight-track cassette to it growing list of formats supported. Creative Audio Works is devoted to analog archiving and audio restoration has expanded its services to include eight track transfers seeing there was a need by many to archive multitrack recordings from the past.

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Creative Audio Works  provides cost effective transfers of analog ½” eight track multitrack recordings using a custom playback head block crafted by John French of  J.R.F. Magnetics designed to reduce drag thus reducing wow and flutter.

Creative Audio Works has also added a reconditioned Fostex M80 ¼ inch eight-track reel-to-reel and a Tascam 238 eight-track cassette to is roster of multitrack decks supported.

Tape baking using our Fisher Scientific 5500 incubator is included in the transfer package.

Creative Audio Works was featured in MIX Magazine’s Class of 2012, as one of the top 20 Hottest Recording/Production studios of the year, around the globe.

Designed by Lou Clarke of Sonic-Space with studio owner Stewart Adam, the design of this multipurpose is studio geared for audio mastering, music mixing, analog transfer, restoration and sound-for-picture production.

Creative Audio Works has a diverse client base which include the band Bedrokk as well as educational institutions such as Harvard University, Brown Univeristy and the University of Michigan.

Creative Audio Works LLC was founded in 2005 after seeing there was a need to preserve recordings from the past.  For more information regarding audio mastering, analog migration and audio restoration, please contact Stewart Adam at Creative Audio Works,

 

Creative Audio Works LLC
15 Bay Colony Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
[email protected],

Creative Audio Works LLC Launches Online Mastering service.

Creative Audio Works LLC
15 Bay Colony Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
[email protected],

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creative Audio Works LLC Launches Online Mastering service.

 

Plymouth, MA – Creative Audio Works LLC has launched its new Online Mastering service.  The website devoted to analog archiving and audio restoration has expanded its services to include Online Mastering for CD and Digital Media on May 21, 2013.

Creative Audio Works Online Mastering for Compact Disc and Digital Media will provide cost effective mastering of new and reissued media. 

 Creative Audio Works was featured in MIX Magazine’s Class of 2012, as one of the top 20 Hottest Recording/Production studios of the year, around the globe.

Designed by Lou Clarke of Sonic-Space with studio owner Stewart Adam, the design of this multipurpose is studio geared for audio mastering, music mixing, analog transfer, restoration and sound-for-picture production.

Recent projects include transfer and restoration of analog tape by the Boston based group Rat AlleyJohn Williams wrote to say.

“Stewart did an awesome job on my recordings! Some of my tapes were 30 years old and in bad condition. Stewart was able to repair dropouts and bring the music back (even better than the day it was recorded) Thanks again Stewart!

Other clients include Harvard University, Princeton University and other educational institutions.

Creative Audio Works LLC was founded in 2005 after seeing there was a need to preserve recordings from the past.  For more information regarding audio mastering, analog migration and audio restoration, please contact Stewart Adam at Creative Audio Works,

Iron Rage Transfers Tapes for Future CD Release

Recently John Williams of the group “Iron Rage brought his ¼” reel-to-reel tapes to Creative Audio Works for transfer.  John wrote to say,  “Stewart did an awesome job on my recordings! Some of my tapes were 30 years old and in bad condition. Stewart was able to repair dropouts and bring the music back (even better than the day it was recorded) Thanks again Stewart!”

 

Transfer of Family Recordings

Hello, Stewart.

 WOW – what incredible quality.  I was completely amazed at the clarity and quality of those old 78 rpms.  You DO amazing work.  Thank you for your conscientious efforts.  I am astounded and extremely pleased.  Thank you again.

Most sincerely,
Joe

MIX Magazines Class of 2012

Malibu, CA, June 14, 2012 The Year’s Finest Facilities Featured in MIX magazine’s Class of 2012.

Each Year MIX magazine names the Hottest Recording/Production studios around the globe. Among this year’s studios was Creative Audio Works located in Plymouth MA

Designed by Lou Clarke of Sonic-Space with studio owner Stewart Adam, the design of this multipurpose studio. Creative Audio Works is geared for analog transfer and restoration, music mixing, mastering and sound-for-picture work.

The critical listening area pictured here incorporates a 3-foot deep broadband absorber behind each Genelec 8240A speaker. A raised floor between the speakers and the listener to remove floor reflections, broadband sidewall absorption and 12 inches in the ceiling.  A custom designed floor-to-ceiling is mounted in the front of the room and wrapped around a video monitor

Please visit our studio page for more information.

Anne Thurelsen

Stewart has just completed two projects for me. He transferred a moldy and scratched 1940’s 78 record to CD, and transferred a collection of eleven 1940’s 78 jazz records to CD for me. I am delighted with the results- Stewart carefully cleaned the records, eliminated the scratches and background noise, and the CD’s all sound fantastic. Stewart even designed CD labels that echo the original record labels. It is amazing and wonderful to enjoy the beauty of this music after all these years. Stewart is a true professional and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend his services.

Anne Thurelsen

The McCormick Family

Thanks so much for the quick turn-around transferring my Mother’s 50 something year-old audiotape. The sound quality of the CDs was terrific. We now have a family treasure we can share with all those family and friends who loved my Mother and miss her singing. The joy these CDs have brought us is immeasurable. We’re so glad we found you. Best wishes,

The McCormack Family

Rampion

Stewart has been a part of our team for many years. We have worked together for almost 20 years for both our local and location production sound. In recent years, Stewart has been of service as an audio expert for creating enhancements, restoration and conversions of audio that is less than optimal. He is a professional with a personality that understands the needs of our clients and reflects the quality that is expected from any RAMPION team member. He is fully equipped for any sound or audio challenge.”

Steve Tringali Moving Media Expert Managing Partner, Rampion

Stewart Adam of Creative Audio Works was asked to record commentary of Director of Photography Gordon Willis for an upcoming Blu-ray release of Bright Lights, Big City. Mr. Willis is best known for his work on the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, The Parallax View, Paper Chase, All The Presidents Men and countless other feature films from the last 30 years

  • Creative Audio Works was asked to transfer 25 reels of family recordings and interviews recorded by radio disc jockey Jim Young over a 40-year period. Many of the recordings included interviews with early rock and roll pioneers such as Buddy Knox, Danny and The Juniors, The Everly Brothers and Tommy Edwards as well as interviews with jazz musician Stan Kenton and future President Ronald Reagan. His son Jeff Young wrote to say:

    …My father’s career in radio spanned more than 40 years. After his death, the only link to that past was a decaying cardboard box of old reel-to-reel tapes. I did not know what could be saved, but knew I had to try! Creative Audio Works proved to be a great choice. Not only were these memories digitally preserved, but Creative Audio Works was willing to work within my budget, and gave me personal attention! Now my mother and siblings will have a permanent preserved memory of some of my father’s early radio career high points. We will always be able to hear my dad’s voice! Thank you Stewart Adam, and Creative Audio Works!

    Dr. Jeff Young Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • We received this letter regarding transfer and restoration services that CAW provided for Vietnam era audio letters.

The work you did for me was fantastic. The whole experience was a positive one. From the time I contacted you via your website, you were extremely responsive and professional. I was particularly pleased with your follow-up via e-mail and phone. I believe you handled my project with the utmost concern and respect. The speed at which you completed the work was commendable (within a week). The sound quality was great. Should there be a need, I will definitely use your services again. I have already recommended your services to others. In sum, I am extremely pleased with the work Creative Audio Works performed on the audio materials I provided.

-Kyle Mikulis

Creative Audio Works provided transfer and restoration services to The Institute for Advanced Study, Historical Studies-Social Science Library at Princeton University.
Read the article on Creative Audio Works featured in the business section of the Old Colony Memorial on January 9, 2008.

  • We received this email after transferring a 78rpm Voice Letter, recorded April 11, 1945

I am sorry that it took me so long to get back, but I have been so overwhelmed by the gift you gave me. My father has Alzheimer’s and is slowly slipping away from us, but you were able to give us a piece of him back. It has been so much fun playing the CD for all of our friends and relatives!! The quality of you work is outstanding. I was amazed that you were even able to get anything off side 2 of the record because it looked so bad, but you did!!! The best thing about it was probably playing it for my dad. He is almost totally deaf so I had to crank up the CD player, but it was worth it. He knew what it was and recognized his own voice from 62 years earlier!!! He even talked a little about it. He of course denied any knowledge of the female names mentioned on side two probably because my mom was in the room with us, but I saw the spark in his eye!!! It will be a treasured piece of our family history that we can enjoy now instead of just wondering what is on that old record Daddy made.

Thank you sincerely for giving me a little bit of my dad back.

Dixie Cooper Lyman, SC

  • Creative Audio Works transferred a vinyl recording of the group Starwood for Brenda Rose of Phoenix AZ. See wrote to say.

Dear Stewart

Please accept my sincerest appreciation for such an outstanding job. My Album was 30 years old and the audio transfer you did from Vinyl to Cd was so amazing! All I can say is WOW! I cannot express my joy ….Thank you is not enough.

Brenda Rose

Creative Audio Works was asked to transfer and restore 2 one-hour reels of a radio interview recorded in 1975 for WBZ Radio. Gretchen Hayn from American Institute for Economic Research wrote to say.

American Institute for Economic ResearchHi Stewart, I had a chance to listen to the CDs you created from the reel-to-reel tapes of a radio interview with Colonel Harwood in 1975. They sound great. You did a fantastic job and everyone here at American Institute for Economic Research appreciates all of your help.

Gretchen Hayn Executive Assistan

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  • Recently CAW transferred 7 audiotapes, recorded on a Realistic model 7A7 during the early 70’s.

    Suzanne and Scott Nixon wrote to say:

    Scott and I are so thrilled with the tape transfers! None of us knew that these existed until a year or so ago and we did not dare to hope that there was even anything salvageable on them. We listened to the CD’s with Scott’s mother this past weekend. She thoroughly enjoyed them. Her comments were “these are wonderful”, “I can’t believe how clear the sound is”, and regarding my father-in-law, she said “It’s almost as if he is in the room with us, the sound is that clear”. We shared memories, stories, laughter and tears. This is such a precious gift to our family to hear the voices of those that have passed away so long ago. Our family never thought we would hear their voices again and now we are able to share these recordings with newer members of the family as well. These CD’s will now be a permanent part of our family history for generations to come. We can’t thank you enough. You did excellent work and the turn around time was very fast. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we hear of that is looking for this service.

  • Creative Audio Works was engaged by local filmmaker Christine Leonard to transfer several reel-to-reel recordings of Irish folksinger Larry Hogan.

    She wrote to say: “Working with Stewart is a breeze. He is a true professional and so easy going and flexible that I can honestly say the jobs are always done seamlessly and with great pleasure. I trust all my audiophile needs to Stewart and recommend him highly to all my colleagues.

  • Creative Audio Works was engaged by local filmmaker Christine Leonard to transfer several reel-to-reel recordings of Irish folksinger Larry Hogan.

    She wrote to say: “Working with Stewart is a breeze. He is a true professional and so easy going and flexible that I can honestly say the jobs are always done seamlessly and with great pleasure. I trust all my audiophile needs to Stewart and recommend him highly to all my colleagues.”

Recently Creative Audio Works restored “The Amherst Sound for 65” preformed and recorded in 1965 by the Amherst Summer Music Center. Carolann Mitchell wrote:
 

Dear Stewart–My boyfriend is really enjoying having his old album on CD. He is quite impressed with how well you were able to “clean up” the quality of the sound from a well-worn old album. The whole family so appreciates having his work in a format that can be saved and passed on.

Recently CAW provided transfer and restoration services of old recordings for Terry Joyce. She writes to say

“Thank you so much for restoring our old audio records and tapes. Family members were visibly moved when we played the CDs and heard the voices of their departed loved ones once again. These gifts are priceless, and we couldn’t have provided them without your expert, professional assistance. Please know that now the whole family is busy searching their basements and attics for more opportunities to use your wonderful services!”

Creative Audio Works performed audio restoration of an interview recorded on cassette in 1971 with Tatyana Grosman; founder of Universal Limited Art Editions. She has been credited with the American revival of fine art lithography in the mid-20th century during 1950s and 1960s, when New York was experiencing intense artistic activity and growth. The interview is being used as reference for a future book release.
Audio restoration for a future project produced by Larry Mondi Productions for a World History CD product to be distributed by a major educational publishing company.
CAW performed noise reduction and restoration for Arf Arf Records and American Sound. Five double-sided acetates were discovered of the group, The Peabody Company. A future vinyl release is planned.
CAW recently won a bid to provide evidentiary audio restoration services for a future criminal court case.
M3Media/Dirt Road Productions required CAW’s archival services of 25 years worth of radio campaign spots by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Nearly 200 spots where archived.

CAW performed restoration for Arf Arf Records for a “to be released” CD of The Victors 1964-1966, who later became The Litter