Audio Digitizing

Scene Savers can help you preserve, protect and provide access to your unique audio content. Audio recording has been around for over 100 years. Many of the formats, such as wire recordings and wax cylinders are very difficult to play back due to the obsolescence and rarity of playback equipment. Other formats, such as instantaneous discs, or transcription discs are incredibly fragile and suffer from different forms of degradation that make these formats difficult to play back. Reel to reel recordings can experience a variety of challenges including vinegar syndrome (acetate recordings), shrinkage, warping/curling and even mold contamination. Great care must be taken when restoring these formats to achieve the best quality possible from your unique recordings.

Scene Savers has developed proprietary systems and processes to help overcome these challenges, including unique cleaning methods to deal with palmitic acid contamination and mold remediation. Our engineers and audio technicians can digitize your collections to the highest quality digital formats.

Scene Savers works with the following audio formats:
  • Transcription discs (also known as Instantaneous discs)
  • Sound Scriber discs
  • Audograph
  • Dictabelt
  • Wire Recordings
  • 78 RPM discs
  • LP (33 1/3 RPM) records
  • Micro-groove (45 RPM) records
  • 1/4" Reel to reel audio tapes at 1-7/8 ips, 3-3/4 ips, 7-1/2 ips, 15 ips and 30 ips, in mono, stereo, quarter track configurations
  • 1/2" 8 track reel to reel audio
  • 1" 8 track reel to reel audio
  • 2" 24 track
  • 2" 16 track
  • Audio cassettes
  • DAT tapes/ADAT tapes
  • Audio CD
  • Audio CARTs (NAB Cart Tape)
  • 8-track cartridges
  • Mini-disc
  • 1/2" 4-track audio
  • Digital Compact Cassette (DCC)
  • Mini and Micro Cassette
  • Hi-MD (Mini disc)
  • DA-88

We've worked with many archives around the world to help them preserve their audio materials. Many archives choose 96 KHz, 24 bit BWAV files as their preservation master with MP3 or AAC audio files as their access copy, but we'll work closely with you to determine the best possible formats for your unique audio collection.

Contact us today for help in identifying your formats and consulting to determine the best plan of action for preserving your valuable assets.