audio archiving and restoration services

Audio Restoration

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Audio Engineering for 40 + years

AUDIO Restoration


Audio restoration is the process of removing imperfections. Creative Audio Works can revive most audio recordings using an array of high-end processing tools and years of experience. We can restore most audio recordings, pops, clicks, crackles, mouth noises, background noise to make the recording usable once more. Audio restoration will be performed either by cleaning the recording medium (for example, cleaning a record or removing mold from a reel-to-reel tape with a cleansing solution) or in the digital realm using restoration software such as iZotope RX. Knowing what to use and how much is essential, as is when to use more traditional noise removal techniques such as EQ, multi-band compression, gating, and the like.  Although fully automated solutions exist, audio restoration is sometimes a time-consuming process that requires a skilled audio engineer with specific experience in music and film recording techniques. 


At Creative Audio Works, we make the unusable… useable.


This recording was originally made in the 1980s on a Sony F1 PCM type recorder. Transferred by Creative Audio Works from the original Betamax tape, multiple dropouts needed attention to make the program listenable. By transferring numerous passes of the tape, which required adjusting the tracking for each pass, Creative Audio Works reconstructed the recording into a playable file.

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Reviews of our Archiving, Restoration and Mastering Services

Anne T.

Stewart has just completed two projects for me. He transferred a moldy and scratched 1940’s 78 records to CD, and transferred a collection of eleven 1940’s 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 CD’s 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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