5446 HWY 290 WEST #270
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78735
512 / 891-8010 v
512 / 891-8014 f

Mastering
Archival & Restoration

Archival and Restoration

Terra Nova also provides the service of archiving and restoration of audio.  This service is primarily transferring from one format to another for preservation.  If old “reel to reel” tapes have not been stored properly, humidity and other environmental factors will break down the tapes and the content of those tapes will eventually disappear.  As a rule, the process is not difficult, however, it is time consuming.  Each project that is brought in for this type of work is totally different, and the client should know that some tapes are past salvaging.  We also will take old phonograph records, (with proper copyright clearances) and put them on new formats.  If client wants the tapes or records edited or mastered, that is a different process with additional charges and would fall  under Mastering / Editing (see 'Rate' sheet).  The costs of the DVD’s , CD’s, DATs, and cassettes are additional to the hourly rates. 

Here is a list of our transfer services:

Diagnostic Evaluation ................................................................................... call for rates

We make a "Visual" diagnostic on the format in question at no charge. Any other diagnostic evaluations will be at regular hourly rates. That means that if the engineer puts the tape on the analog machine, the client will be charged regular hourly rate, whether there is or is not recorded material on that tape. We suggest the client schedule an attended session for the transfer if there is any doubt or question about this issue. It is a fact that there are a lot of old analog tapes out there, that cannot be identified or with no actual recording on them.

Transfers ..........................................................................................................call for rates

Transfer from one format to another is real -time.  If analog tapes are to be transferred, it is helpful  to know the following:

  1. Length of time of the tape (in minutes)
  2. Size of the tape (ex. 1/4 in., 1/2 in)
  3. IPS / tape speed (ex. 15, 30) 
  4. 1/2 track  or 1/4 track
  5. Format to be transferred to (DAT, CD, cassette)

If phonograph records are to be transferred, it is helpful to know the following:

  1. Speed (ex. 33, 45, 78 rpm)
  2. Total length in minutes
  3. Format to be transferred to (DAT, CD, cassettes)

** (Rates listed above also apply to DAT, CD, and cassette transfers)

To archive your final mastered project on DVD data backup in TNDA files permanently. Fee ............................................................................. $25.00 per project

We hold on our hard drive for up to a week after you have mastered with us. If you want this service, you must request that we archive your project, otherwise , we erase the program from the hard drive after one week.

Baking Tapes .......................................................................................  $25.00 per reel

Some tapes may shed during the transfer and need to be baked. This shall be  determined when the client brings the tape in for evaluation and diagnostic check. After baking is done, the tape can be (in most cases) transferred successfully to the new format.

Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc, will NOT be held liable or responsible for  tapes that do not play after the baking process.  This process is a procedure that the client chooses, understands, and accepts all terms set forth by Terra Nova. Ask for more details.

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