Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Audio Restoration Process

For those that are curious about the process and delivery method of my transcription service.

It Starts with a recording. Provided by the client. (hopefully that's you.)

The Physical Medium is cleaned thoroughly to ensure the sharpest recording possible.

Some records require a little more cleansing than others.
Don't try this at home.
(Unless you've been properly trained as I have—otherwise, you might damage the tunes)

Then the record is played, and the sweet, sweet, sounds are scientifically transferred from the Analog to the Digital realm.

The sneaky little notes have to be trapped, so I use this device, much like the Ghost Trap in Ghostbusters--Unlike Ghostbusters however, turning off the power supply doesn't blow up the fire station.

Then, like a Drill Sargent at a futuristic boot camp for newly digitized melodies, I iron out those tunes and make them like new again, clicks, crackles, and excess noise are removed methodically and with precision. 

Most transcription services use a simple, single pass, click and crackle processing. I use a multi-pass algorithm for click and crackle removal that surgically removes the unwanted noise leaving little or no distortion in it's wake.

Finally the product is delivered on Compact Disc in this snazzy paper sleeve of my design. Unlike commercial paper sleeves, mine are printed with the Original Album art, and are designed so that they can fit into a Jewel case if you so desire.

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