Restoration of Audio Recordings

Video Examples of Audio Restoration

Vinyl Record  – Original Audio:

Restoration vs. Enhancement

  • They are similar because they both use Digital Audio Workstations and Professional tools to clean up unwanted sounds in the file.
  • They are different because restoration refers more to removing analog noise while enhancement refers more to lowering background and environmental noises.

 

Vinyl Record  – Restored Audio:

Removing the hum from analog tape

Reel to Reel – Original Audio:

Our Restoration Process can:

  • Reduce the residual noise of the recording device.
  • Restore the original acoustic recording to a clearer sounding digital file.

 

Reel to Reel – Restored Audio:

Restoration of vinyl records

Reel To Reel – Original Audio:

Our Restoration Process can:

  • Reduce pops and clicks that come from a vinyl record player.
  • Restore the original acoustic recording to a clearer sounding digital file.

Reel to Reel – Restored Audio:

Cassette Tape  – Original Audio:

Cassette Tape – Restored Audio:

Micro-Cassette Tape  – Original Audio:

Micro-Cassette Tape – Restored Audio:

Audio/Video Forensic & Restoration Associates is equipped with the proper analog devices to transfer any analog audio file to a digital audio file.

Our restoration process will reduce any unwanted analog noise from the original recording devices.

Once the analog file is transferred to a digital file format and restored, we then begin enhancement of the audio file for further clarity of the audio file.

Read more about audio enhancement.

Often with family recordings and musical performances the process of restoring an analog file is all the audio needs to sound like the original performance of the recording.

With our more complex cases for court purposes the audio file is often further restored or transcribed for the best understanding to all involved parties.

Common Audio Issues stem from the original recording:

 

  • Used less often today, vinyl records produce a unique static that is generated from the mechanics of the record player. (i.e.: needle clicks)
  • Analog Tape has a specific hum to it due to the physical recording process of the machine used to capture the audio recording.
  • A static-like sound is created by the movement of the tape through the machine.
    The electricity running through the machine also creates a hum, and this is picked up in the recording.

Often Audio/Video Forensic & Restoration Associates work in conjunction with Audiomatrix Recording Studio for restoration projects.