Audio Transfer Services
Do you have memories on tape that you would love to hear again? A record that you can't find on any streaming site? You can now bring them back with a quality you have to listen to believe with Immure Records audio restoration services in Minneapolis, MN. We can convert and restore all types of out-of-date media. Even repair broken tapes and make tapes play that are suffering from sticky shed syndrome. Save the sounds and history before it's too late.
What is the perfect transfer?
At Immure Records, we focus on the removal of imperfections (such as hiss, crackle, static, unwanted background noise, and buzz) from sound recordings while keeping the integrity of the original sound source intact.
For converting cassettes to CDs, our Minneapolis team uses modern audio restoration techniques performed by digitizing an audio source from analogue media, such as vinyl recordings, optical sources and magnetic tape.
When it comes to archiving and restoring vinyl, we use the best analog to digital converters, perfect sounding preamps, and every vinyl is cleaned and paired to one of our many different cartridges and stylus for the best possible capture. This part is essential that many people do not do. We never use one "general purpose" needle for all records. Our cartridges come from many manufacturers from Shure to Clearaudio. This step may seem trivial to some, but this step is one that makes people come back with more records. During this process, your audio is monitored in its entirety for quality and any damage in the recording.
Once digitally captured, recordings can be restored and cleaned using dedicated, digital processing units such as declickers, decracklers, dehissers, and dialogue noise suppressors. We use state-of-the-art hardware and software, along with years of experience, to remove all unwanted noise from your recordings and bring back the dynamics and feel to the sound you expect. Whether you want a CD or you want to transfer your cassette to MP3, our Minneapolis team can handle it.
Our vinyl record cleaning included with all record transfers
Here at Immure Records, we do not believe in "straight transfers" of recorded audio. Every piece of audio gets full attention to preserving the details and dynamics. Whether your audio was recorded in 1916 or 2016, the result is your recordings will sound fantastic. We do not have confusing pricing or different packages. We want all audio coming into our facility to leave sounding the best it possibly can.
We restore a wide variety of digital and analog recordings from vinyl records (33 1/3, 45 and 78 r.p.m.), cassette tape, microcassette tapes, 8 track, 1/4 inch reel to reel (3, 5, 7 or 10-inch reels), 1/2 inch reel to reels, ADAT, DAT and many other formats.
Take a listen to our samples to hear the quality and perfection we can give you. This is our passion and our life. There is no other company around that does what we do.
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Whats included with your order
The Transfer Process
- Records get a needle and stylus selected to get the best quality of the recording as possible. Speed is correctly set for the album
- Tapes are tried in different machines to choose which plays and sounds the best
- Noise reduction units are selected if applicable
- This is where levels preamps are set
- The audio is transferred and listened to the whole time to ensure there are no skips, errors or malfunctions such as splice breaks or sticky tapes and to also maintain the proper levels throughout the recording
- Your recordings are inventoried and kept together during the entire process to ensure nothing is lost or forgotten
- Visual inspection of your media for damage
- Repairs are done if necessary for an additional cost with the consent from the owner
- Professional cleaning of media such as records is performed
The Final Product
- Now we listen one more time to make sure everything sounds amazing
- We now split the audio tracks and add metadata to each audio track. Metadata is song titles and artist /band name
This way, if you have a CD player that shows CD info, it will be displayed correctly
- Now we burn the CD and print the information on the disc (band name, album title, etc.)
- If requested a digital file can be put on a harddrive or USB flash drive in any format that you would like
The Restoration Process
- The magic and most crucial step
- A noise profile is constructed and carefully removed
- After the noise is removed, we listen to the audio to check for any artifacts and make sure the noise is eliminated
- Now we master the audio. We bring back the dynamics and punch to the sound by adding EQ, compression, exciters, and limiters
- This process is what makes us far superior to our competition