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Guarantee
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AUDIO RESTORATION SERVICES...

  • CEDAR Noise reduction processing
  • Audio restoration from DAT, cassette and all 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch audio tape formats
  • Phonograph disc transfer, any speed, any size, any groove, vertical or lateral cuts
  • DAT to CDr direct flat transfers (master quality) to full red book specifications
  • CD to DAT compilation mastering
  • Tape or cassette to DAT transfers
  • DAT to DAT digital clone transfers
  • DAT SCMS copy protection application or deletion
  • DAT mastering and level normalizing
  • Hum and noise removal, dimmer noise, whistles and TV sync buzz
  • "Baking" and/or transfer of "sticky-shed" syndrome audio tapes
  • Forensic restoration of recordings
  • Special service remote "live" recordings

NOTE: Some services require proof of copyright, permission or authorization.



ABOUT THE SERVICES
This is a Professional Audio Suite specializing in transferring and Audio Restoration of previously recorded material. It is not a "studio" in the conventional sense in that there is no live "studio" recording done, excepting the odd, small, voice-over and some very specialized remote "live" recording.

Charges are based on TIME for most normal studio functions, that is, mixing, equalizing, transferring, conventional processing and so-on, and are billed at an hourly rate with a 1/2 hour minimum applied to any job. They are incremental in 1/2 hour segments to the nearest 1/2 hour, that is, an hour and 10 minutes will be charged at 1 hour, an hour and 20 minutes will be charged at 1-1/2 hours. It all comes out in the wash!

Package rates on some functions are given and in those cases, it is presumed that the "package" includes essentially similar materials and tasks, allowing for one "set-up" applied to the whole package.
Example: A prepared already transferred DAT of phonograph material to be CEDAR processed using a "one pass" set-up.



FLAT RATES

Some set rates take into account the fact that the process involves mostly machine time and some economies are to be had accordingly. Often, this is dependant upon the client supplying a properly prepared DAT or other source material. If you are unsure about how to do this, please ask for our brochures on Audio Restoration and CDr production or read details elsewhere on this web site. In any event, ask!



CURRENCY AND PAYMENT

Rates are quoted and payable in USA dollars, unless otherwise arranged. A 50% progress payment is required before beginning work, (according to an agreed estimate) and the balance is payable on completion of work, prior to, or on delivery, unless otherwise previously arranged.



COPYRIGHT AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Clients agree to assume all risks and responsibility for copyright issues.
It is presumed that all licences or permissions, that may be required under applicable national and international leglislation, have been obtained from the copyright holders or regulating bodies, prior to submitting the materials for work required.

Generally, copyright legislation allows an individual to make or to have made, copies for his/her own use, provided the originals are owned by the individual. Material recorded prior to 1951 *may* be in the public domain and thus be free from any such restrictions. It is always recommended that reference to competent legal counsel be made where there is any concern about these issues.



GUARANTEE

All work is guaranteed to be as good as the technology allows, considering the original source material provided by the client. Total liability, including any possible consequential damages, is strictly limited to a re-do of the work supplied, if unsatisfactory for technical reasons, or at our option, a refund of monies paid by the client, less any transportation expenses paid on his behalf. Client materials will be handled with the greatest of care, but no liability will be assumed for loss or damage to original materials supplied by the client. The client assumes full responsibility for determining that material is suitable for the purpose intended. Ask about shipping methods and arrangements BEFORE shipping anything!



RATE INFORMATION

(Note: all rates are quoted in USA Dollars)

HOURLY RATE: $50.00

    INCLUDED SERVICES...
  • Phonograph disc transferring to any other medium.
  • Chemical pre-transfer cleaning of phonograph discs.
  • Tape transfers to any other medium.
  • Compression, Limiting, Gating applied to any included service.
  • Equalization or level normalizing applied to any included service.
  • Digital sample rate conversion, overall digital level adjustments.
  • Timing of any material on any medium.

AUDIO DAT TO CDr TRANSFERS:
(Master grade for mass replication)
Where the total time is...

  • over 30 minutes and up to 74 minutes max: $50.00
  • less than 30 minutes but over 10 minutes: $40.00
  • less than 10 minutes: $30.00

AUDIO or DATA CD-ROM SMALL RUN DUPLICATING TO CDr
(Prices include CRr blank)

  • First CDr from same original: $25.00
  • Second and subsequent copies from same original: $15.00

BAKING OF MAGNETIC TAPE TO CORRECT "STICKY SHED"

  • Minimum Charge, where tape is not spliced: $25.00
  • Minimum Charge, where tape contains up to 10 splices: $50.00

Note: Where tape contains a large
quantity of splices, time will be charged
at $50.00 plus the base rate per hour of
time taken to clean and re-make each splice.

REMOTE "LIVE" RECORDING
(Typically, symphony orchestras)
Package service, includes set-up and
... up to four hours of recording services,
... editing and production of one final CDr recording.
Replication or duplication is available at posted prices.

Package Price: $350.00

"CEDAR" RESTORATION PROCESSING
(Minimum charge of $50.00 applies)

  • Per Minute of finished material: $5.00
  • CD project length DAT, one pass, lot: $200.00

Studio time rate applies also.

RENTAL OF "CEDAR" RESTORATION EQUIPMENT
(Available ONLY to approved professionals within the greater Toronto area)

  • Per box, per full day: $250.00
  • Per box, per week: $800.00

COMMON STOCKED MATERIALS

  • 120 minute DDS DAT tape: $10.00
  • 74 or 80 minute CDr blank, (where not included) $2.50
  • Open reel tape, and all other materials to be individually quoted.




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