Audio Tape Restoration and Enhancement
We can take your tape, remove the noise, boost the proper frequencies so that the
sounds you want or need to hear come through audibly. If you have a low volume,
or hard to understand surveillance or evidence tape, this is JUST the service you need!
|We take your original recording and store it digitally
a high speed hard drive. Once
we have made this Precise Digital Copy we will ship the original back to you right away if you
include a Self Addressed Stamped Mailer. Otherwise we will return it with your order.
Your original recording is never at risk and never
altered in any way.|
|We audition the recording to see precisely what needs to be done.|
|If the recording contains hiss, hum, rumble or any other type of
"surface" noise we take a sample of it, tell our computer what to look for
and then remove it.|
|Pops, clicks, and any other percussive noises are then removed without affecting
the underlying signal.|
|The sounds that you want to hear are then brought up to the optimum signal level.
|THEN we apply digital filtering & EQ to make the recording more understandable
|We can record the final result on audio cassette,
Digital Compact Disk, or any other media you require|
|Affidavits for evidentiary recordings
such as surveillance tapes will be signed & notarized upon request|
|Price: $200 flat rate per tape. (4 hours bench time or less)|
|$90/hour for any work over 4 hours. (not likely, but it can
happen with a very difficult or long recording)|
|Mixdown to Digitally mastered CD's are free.
Cassette or micro cassette copies are $10.00 each.|
|Due to the nature of the
work we do, we cannot guarantee your results. We do guarantee that we will
use all of our 20+ years of expertise to produce the best results possible
with the material we are given. Once a job is begun there are no refunds. No
some examples of what can be done:
Authenticity analysis is used to determine if a
recording has simultaneous origins as the acoustic events it represents.
(ie: is the recording genuine? Or has it been altered or edited?) It is a
very time intensive task requiring a millisecond-by-millisecond detailed
examination of the recording and/or media.
Suspicious recordings may have their authenticity verified or negated by
physical inspection, aural analysis, frequency,
energy, amplitude and formant structure analysis, magnetic tape development,
and/or magnified visual inspection and photographic documentation of the
We will supply a report upon request. The report may be a brief procedural
overview (no additional charge), or an extensive detailed report with high
quality graphics for court presentation. Report writing is billed at the
standard hourly rate.
The minimum deposit for this type of work is $250 and must be sent before work
is begun on the tape.
Vinyl Record to CD Conversion
|Transfer your vinyl LPs to CD - $30|
|Transfer your vinyl LPs to CD, and remove
most clicks, pops & rumble - $55|
|Above includes plain text
or Handwritten CD label|
|Add scanned album art in CD case & label
- Add $15|
|Call for pricing on
over 5 LPs|
|Questions? please see
the Conversion FAQ|
REMASTERING AND AUDIO ENCODING
We can digitize and encode your audio into any
number of formats for use on Web sites, audio CDs and CD-ROMs, and digitally
remastered audio tapes.
popular service is encoding audio into Real Audio or MP3
files so it can be broadcast over the Internet.
$75 per hour of audio. $75 minimum
or ENCODING FOR DVD, CD-ROM, WEBSITES AND INTRANETS
We can now encode up to 74 minutes of audio and
video onto a single Video CD, which is playable through any computer or laptop
running Windows Media Player and can be played on many newer DVD players.
use MPEG-1 compression for VHS quality video and MPEG-1, Layer 2 (MP2) audio
compression for high-quality stereo sound. Once encoded in this fashion,
productions can be played from the CD or stored on computer hard drives for
streaming over corporate intranets.
DVD resolution is approximately is 3x greater than the VideoCD or VHS tape. A DVD holds 2 hours of exceptionally high quality
video. ( at DVD resolution a VideoCD could only hold 20 minutes of video)
Our rate for
encoding video onto CDs or DVDs or other digital formats is
per hour of video.
$85 Minimum Please feel free to contact us for more information.
We also offer
hardcopy transcriptions of your tapes after audio enhancement is complete|
hour-long tape takes about 6.5 working hours to
transcribe with a resulting charge of approximately
Broadcast-quality material takes less time to transcribe. Hard-to-hear
material will take longer to transcribe.
We will work
as long as your budget allows us to get the best transcript possible.
provide an estimated price and turnaround time before we start any job.
material with a lot of technical, business, financial or computer terms
usually takes between seven and eight hours per hour of audio. Focus groups
with multiple participants and overlapping conversations usually take between
eight and 10 hours per hour to transcribe and proofread.
us with your specific questions,
Send your original recording along with your payment
and This order form to:
- The Data Detective
- Audio Forensics Department
- 7318 Osceola Dr.,
- Cincinnati, OH 45243
We accept Checks,
Money Orders, or Cash. Please print
this order form , fill it out completely and send
it with your recording.
We do not carry in-house accounts or accept purchase orders. Why?
We have found that many companies
are delaying payment for longer and longer periods of time, and there are some
companies that do not pay at all. Many times, the larger the company, the longer
it takes it to pay.
Since we cannot
tell in advance which companies pay quickly and which do not, we have instituted
a policy that requires clients to pay when services are rendered.
This keeps our
paying customers from subsidizing non-paying customers and allows us
to concentrate on the job at hand, not on collecting past due accounts.