audio archiving and restoration services


Creative Audio Works is built on 35+ years of audio experience specializing in quality archiving of audio collections, audio restoration, mastering, and mix-to-pix services for businesses, audio media libraries, colleges, universities and the more demanding consumer.

Transfer and Restoration Pricing & Additional Costs

Creative Audio Works takes a disciplined approach to restoration services, tailored to each recording. Archival transfer and restoration are performed on an hourly basis at $75 per hour for the first hour and billed in 1-hour increments after that. We do not charge a per-piece rate for restoration. Prices for restoration services are best quoted after the initial transfer of recorded material.

For large orders, per-piece pricing is available for transfers. Please contact Creative Audio Works for more information.


Additional Charges

Cassette repair or repackaging is billed at $75 per hour in 1/4-hour increments (minimum order pricing applies). CDs and DVDs are available at an extra cost of $15 each.

Tape Baking for Sticky Tape Syndrome is a process occasionally required to restore analog tape to playable condition. In most cases, the need for this service is not discoverable until work has begun on your project. If this occurs, Creative Audio Works will contact you for approval before continuing. If approved, the following charges will apply: $20 per reel.

Mold mediation for reel-to-reel audiotape.

3” and 5” reels $25
7”   reels $45
10” reels $60


Payment is due on receipt of the invoice and made using secure online

Reviews of our Audio Services

Anne T.

Stewart has just completed two projects for me. He transferred a moldy and scratched 1940s 78 records to CD, and transferred a collection of eleven 1940s 78 jazz records to CD for me. I am delighted with the results- Stewart carefully cleaned the records, eliminated the scratches and background noise, and the CDs all sound fantastic. Stewart even designed CD labels that echo the original record labels. It is amazing and wonderful to enjoy the beauty of this music after all these years. Stewart is a true professional and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend his services.

The McCormack Family

Thanks so much for the quick turn-around transferring my Mother’s 50 something-year-old audiotape. The sound quality of the CDs was terrific. We now have a family treasure we can share with all those family and friends who loved my Mother and miss her singing. The joy these CDs have brought us is immeasurable. We’re so glad we found you. Best wishes,

Steve T.

Stewart has been a part of our team for many years. We have worked together for almost 20 years for both our local and location production sound. In recent years, Stewart has been of service as an audio expert for creating enhancements, restoration and conversions of audio that is less than optimal. He is a professional with a personality that understands the needs of our clients and reflects the quality that is expected from any RAMPION team member. He is fully equipped for any sound or audio challenge.

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