Transfer and Restoration Pricing

Archival transfer and restoration is performed on an hourly basis at $75 per hour for the first hour and billed in ¼-hour increments thereafter. Per piece rates are available for large orders, please contact Creative Audio Works regarding your project.  We do not charge a per piece rate for restoration. Rates for restoration services are best quoted upon after initial transfer of recorded material. Creative Audio Works takes a disciplined approach tailored to each recording and charging a fixed rate for this restoration service would be a compromise.

For large orders a per-piece pricing is available. Please contact Creative Audio Works for more information.

Additional Charges

Cassette repair or repackaging is provided at $20 rach. CDs and DVDs are available at an extra cost of $15 each.

Tape Baking for Sticky Tape Syndrome

This is a process occasionally required to restore analog tape to playable condition. In most cases, the need for this is not realized until work begins on your project. If this occurs, Creative Audio Works will contact you for approval before continuing. If approved, the below prices will be applied.

5″ Reels, $ 10.00 ea 7″ Reels, $ 15.00 ea 10″ Reels, $ 20.00 ea



We urge you to call and talk to us about your audio needs. We can usually provide a good faith estimate over the phone. For a more accurate estimate, you may send your audio recordings to Creative Audio Works for evaluation.

Guarantee and return policy

Every measure possible will be taken to ensure the safety of your recording. Creative Audio Works is not responsible for pre-existing conditions due to age or deterioration of the media. There is no guarantee that all material submitted could be repaired or restored. We make every attempt within our resources to restore your recordings to a listenable and enjoyable experience. All restored materials (CD’s/DVD-A’s) are fully guaranteed. Please contact us within 90 days if there are any problems with your CD’s or DVD-A’s. Creative Audio Works does not take responsibility for ownership of any copy-writes of recordings submitted to CAW for transfer.


Payments may be made by check or money order on a U.S. bank. Or we can invoice via credit card directly using at the completion of the job.

To find out more about our rates for audio restoration and archival services for institutions and consumers, go to our Contact page and fill out our form.  Or email [email protected]