National Tape Archive Restoration and Editing
3683 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ont. M6A 2E6
647.708.8192 E-Mail: audioresto...
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  • 1. National Tape Archive Restoration and Editing 3683 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ont. M6A 2E6 647.708.8192 E-Mail: Broken Reel-To-Reel Tape Water Damage and Mould Multi Format Archive Why What We Do is Important To You Your highly valuable analogue tape recordings will predictably crumble and/or disintegrate within ten years (according to UNESCO) if not migrated to a current digital format. National Tape Archive Restoration and Editing provides highly specialized complete audio restoration, enhancement and recovery services for degraded audio media. We Transfer and Restore 1. Transfer of medium to a digital format. 2. Transfer to a digital formatand editing. 3. Major restoration: complex labour mold infestations, age, wear, water disintegration, silver dioxide deterioration, heat degradation, dirt and dust contamination, and many other factors. Our studio has successfully performed numerous sound restoration, audio enhancement and audio cleaning projects over the years. Analogue to Digital Source Reel to Reel: 5" or less 1-2 or 4 Track, 1 7/8, ¼, 3 3/4, or 7 1/2, 24 bit track), Cassettes, DAT, Vinyl, Lp's Digital Output Produced: MP3, Wav., WNA, VQF, AIFF, Codec, MPeg, Midi, Flash Memory, Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, Micro Drive, SDMI, RIAA, Flac, Pen Drive, Hard Drive, VOX, AU, AIF, OGG, AMR, M4A, AAC, GSM and others. Tape Speeds  15/16ths of an inch per second (in/s) or 2.38 cm/s: used for very long-duration recordings.  1⅞ in/s 4.76 cm/s: usually the slowest domestic speed, best for long duration speech recordings.  3¾ in/s 9.53 cm/s: common domestic speed, used on most single-speed domestic machines, reasonable quality for speech and off-air radio recordings.  7½ in/s 19.05 cm/s: highest domestic speed, also slowest professional; used by most radio stations for "dubs", copies of commercial announcements.  15 in/s (38.1 cm/s): professional music recording and radio programming.  30 in/s (76.2 cm/s): used where the best possible treble response and lowest noise-floor are demanded, though bass response might suffer. 3¾ in/s and 7½ in/s are the speeds that were used for (the vast majority of) consumer market releases of commercial recordings on reel-to-reel tape. 3¾ in/s is also the speed used in 8-track cartridges. 1⅞ in/s is also the speed used in Compact cassettes Pricing Each project we do is important to our clients and each one is unique. We are challenged by different audio formats, severity of deterioration, varying tape machine running times and other factors.To deliver the best results possible, we use a range of techniques to restore, transfer and digitize original tape. These efforts can be more or less time intensive and require different equipment and storage media. All these variables impact cost and the fair prices we quote. To help you make a decision on a project we offer a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT. Invaluable, if you are not sure of the physical state, running times, track formats or content of your tape recordings. Contact us today: 647.708.8192 E-Mail:

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