While we do not specialize in remastering and salvaging of existing recordings, we do have facilities available for dealing with such materials. These include tape baking facilities, playback decks specifically modified to play back damaged tapes, and various mechanical tape treatments.
Limited facilities to handle acetates are available, with Thorens and Fairchild transcription turntables set up. There is a conventional Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine, as well as a specialized cleaning machine for handling sixteen-inch transcription discs and a small ultrasonic cleaner for very badly damaged materials.
We do not have any noise reduction facilities available, but can recommend several mastering houses which do. Noise reduction should not be part of the transfer, but should be handled in the mastering process where it is more easily undone. Noise reduction, however, will not be effective unless a clean and accurate transfer is made.
Last updated 30 Aug. 2015 Scott Dorsey (kludge @ panix.com) 757-229-1547