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AUDIO TRANSFER AND RESTORATION SERVICE

 

Our audio transfer service will have you saying "No way did that sound come from that old recording!"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.

Our modern audio restoration techniques are usually 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 matched to one of our many different cartridges and stylus for the best possible capture. This part is very important that many people just do not do. We never use one "general purpose"needle for all records. Our cartridges come from many manufacturers from Shure to Clearaudio. This may seem trivial to some, but this step is one of many that makes people come back with more records.

Once in the digital realm, 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.

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.  If your audio was recorded in 1916 or 2016, the end result is your recordings will sound amazing.  This is why 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 analogue recordings from vinyl records (33 1/3, 45 and 78 r.p.m.), cassette tape, micro cassette tapes, 8 track and 1/4 inch reel to reel (3, 5, 7 or 10 inch reels).

All transferred audio includes:

  • Professional cleaning of records
  • A CD copy of your original recording fully restored
  • Text data embedded on finished CD (song names, artist, album name)
  • A color printed CD with artists/band name and the title of the album
  • A high quality slim jewel case

TAPE BAKING SERVICE

 

Yes you read that right. Some tapes may deteriorate because of a breakdown in the binder (the glue) that holds the oxide particles on the tape.  That binder contained polyurethane that soaks up water and causes the urethane to rise to the tape's surface.

The surface of the tape has become gummy and it sticks to the heads and fixed guides of the tape transport, squealing, jerking, and, in extreme cases, slowing down or stopping the tape transport.

This problem is known as the 'sticky-shed syndrome'.  Baking the tape temporarily restores the tape by driving the water molecules from the binder so that it can be safely transferred.

We have baked hundreds of tapes over the years so no need to be concerned.  We have the laboratory oven and experience  to get the job done correctly.

POST PRODUCTION AUDIO MASTERING SERVICE

 

We have mastered songs and albums for many artists and bands including: Bill Lordan (Gyspy, Robin Trower Band  and Sly and the Family Stone), Tony Sandler, Leave the Universe, Sandler and Young, Pamala Stanley and many others.Mastering is an essential step in the production of any professional song or album. A properly mastered album will sound good on whatever sound system you are listening through. Mastering a CD before it is pressed insures that the music will sound consistent with other commercial music.

No matter where you live in the world, Immure Records can master your project(s) over the Internet or through the mail.

The mastering process includes the following:

  • Overall equalization for clarity and consistency.
  • Making volume levels appropriate to maintain consistency across the entire album.
  • Provide proper spacing and fades
  • Noise removal
  • Sequencing of the songs or audio material
  • Creating any materials needed for replication (e.g. final pre-master, track list sheet, etc.)
  • Helps to ensure that the audio will "translate" well between different playback systems
  • Turnaround times vary depending on the size, but normally they are done within 2 to 3 days.
  • You will receive a 30 second clip of your material to review.
  • Three revisions are allowed and after that a rate of $20.00 per hour will be applied.
  • No finished projects will be released until payment is complete.
  • You will receive  a finished CD of your project  along with a track list sheet.

What you need before starting:

  • Your files can be in any format you prefer (Wav, Aiff, sd2, Apple Caf, Flac, MP3).  ---We do not recommend MP3's---
  • Remove all effects on the master track. (e.g. Compression/Limiter, Reverb, EQ, Etc.)
  • Send your mixed down 16 or 24 bit stereo file(s) between -6 and -10 db.
  • We can accept sample rates up to 192khz.

 

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