Corey Bailey
           Audio Engineering
DISASTER RECOVERY AMIA: Association of Moving Image Archivists A wealth of information here. Starting with five excellent articles on disaster recovery. SPECS Bros. specialize in the decontamination and restoration of audio and videotape. DOCUMENT REPROCESSORS specialize in the recovery of all types of media. The link above is to the Audio & Video tape area of their website. TRANSFER SERVICES This is the link to the services directory of the membership of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).  This is a downloadable .pdf file, and you should be able to find someone reasonably nearby who can help with your family recordings. USEFUL INFORMATION  This is the Library of Congress Division of Recorded Sound, a wonderful example of our taxpayer dollars at work. You can spend hours here as the information is almost endless. Another example of our taxpayer dollars at work is the National Archives. Here you can learn how to preserve everything from photographs to audio recordings. Richard Hess is a well known, published authority on the preservation & restoration of all sorts of magnetic media. His site is a wealth of information. Anyone who makes it through all of the information available here should receive college credit.  Eddie Ciletti is a technical consultant who writes for MIX Magazine and others. This is his site and it is jam-packed with information. Check out his writings on audio tape decks and baking tape. Here are some online audio engineering-related articles by Rane Corporation. ON-LINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND GLOSSARIES  This as the “Artifact Atlas” and used to be hosted by Stanford University. Now it is hosted by Github. You can look at video artifacts and listen to all manner of Analog and Digital Audio anomalies. Here’s an excellent searchable Film Industry glossary provided by Chace Audio. Chace Audio provides transfer and restoration services for the professional and private community alike. Last, but not least, is Wikipedia, the online searchable encyclopedia. I have some friends in academia who look down their nose at Wikipedia because information can be posted here before being peer-reviewed. However, the information does eventually get peer-reviewed, and the mature technology I’m usually searching for is already well documented. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT I USE Disclaimer: I do not receive any compensation, products or services from any of the vendors listed or linked here. This also includes elsewhere on this site. I have tried them all (I think) which includes concocting all of the DIY solutions I could find. The products from The Disc Doctor work as well as anything I have tried and better than most. Supplier of everything that has to do with records. KAB is another supplier of everything that has to do with records including custom rebuilding of Techniques turntables. The Last Factory makes products for analog tape as well as records. Jerry Raskins Needle Doctor is another supplier of everything that has to do with records and has been around for awhile. Here is a vacuum operated record cleaning machine that uses your wet/dry shopvac, if you have one. It is very affordable and works surprisingly well. I have my own setup using this equipment and plan to write an article about it. This is my Son Weston, an accomplished classical guitarist. He not only gives music lessons to anyone in the Los Angeles (U.S.A.) area, but gives great advice to anyone who asks, from anywhere. Return to TOP of page © 2012 Corey Bailey
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