19 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10013 (212) 226-0480
All of our Analog Multitrack and Two Track machines in both rooms are Studers. For audio performance, tape handling, reliability and ease of use no manufacturer has a better reputation. Our Studer A 820 24 Track machines have a "parameter pad" feature that allow us to store your individual alignment data for quick, accurate retrieval on later sessions.
All of our machines are cleaned, demagnetized and aligned every day, for every session.
We don't blindly align to just any tones, either. We always check outside tones against our house alignment before we use them. If there are any serious discrepancies, we'll bring them to your attention before going further.
- Studer A820 24 Track
- Studer A80 Mark IV 24/16 Track 2"
- Studer A820 RC Two Track (1/2" or 1/4" Mixdown)
- Studer A820 24 Track
- Studer A800 24 Track
- Studer A820 Two Track (1/2" or 1/4" Mixdown)
We offer Dolby SR, Dolby A and dbx Type 1 noise reduction for all Multitrack and Two Track formats.
- Panasonic SV 3800 DAT
- JVC 2100 DAT + SMPTE
- Alesis ADAT: 32 Tracks with BRC Controller
(The following formats are most often used for transfers of previously recorded material)
- Studer A80 Mark IV 16 Track 2"
- Tascam MS-16 1" 16 Track w/dbx Type 1
- Tascam 80-8 1/2" 8 Track w/dbx Type 1
DigiDesign Sound Tools II with Digital Intelligent Noise Reduction (DINR) and 2 GB (3 hours) of storage
Sync and Video
Synchronizers and Accessories
- Studer TLS 4000
Rock solid 48 Track lockup
- Time Line Microlynx
For Sync-to-Video and more.
- Midiman SMPTE Reader/Generator/Regenerator
- Brainstorm Distripalyzer
SMPTE code Analyzer
- Alesis BRC
Locks ADAT system to SMPTE, MIDI and Video Sync
We have three Sony 3/4" U-Matic Video Recorders including a BVU-800 for sync to picture applications. There are video monitors in each control room and tie lines to all studios and iso booths for remote monitors. We also have VHS and Beta 1/2" machines.
Professional transfers you can trust, between any of the following formats:
- 24 Track 2" 30/15 i.p.s.
- 16 Track 2" 30/15 i.p.s.
- 16 Track 1" 15 i.p.s.
- 8 track 1/2" 15 i.p.s.
- ADAT (up to 32 Tracks)
- 1/2" Two Track 30/15 i.p.s.
- 1/4" Two Track 30/15/7.5/3.75 i.p.s.
- 1/2" 4 Track (w/SMPTE)
- DAT + SMPTE
Analog tape stock manufactured since around 1980 is subject to "sticky shed" syndrome. The "binder" used to attach the magnetic particles to the plastic tape backing deteriorates after a few years. When such a tape is played, oxide is scraped off the tape as it passes over the heads and guides. The deposited oxide and binder dramatically increase the friction between the tape and the heads, causing the tape to slow down or even stop.
The tape manufacturers recommend "baking" the tape to solve this problem. We have found a way to use the special features of our Studer machines to allow us to make successful transfers from these damaged tapes, without baking them. When this is unsuccessful, we can provide the baking service as well. Even if another studio has deemed your tape unplayable, give us a call.
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