Remsen Record Speak-O-Phone Record Audio-Scriptions Record
Surface noise is int a higher frequency band than the typical
lacquer disc, right where it is most annoying. I can reduce it,
but removing it substantially may also take out the performer's
Instructions attached to the discs asked that a cactus needle
be used to avoid groove damage. Instead, folks frequently used steel
points in the heavy tone arm on their home phonograph which chewed
into the surfaces. Repeating and/or skipped grooves are often a
problem on uncoated aluminum discs.
BASIC LISTENING. Cleaning and copying to the workstation; setting basic equalization and processing the sound through the digital cleanup program; initial playing speed adjustment, $ 60 per side.
ENHANCED LISTENING includes removing many clicks and other non-program
noises by hand editing that the digital program does not. Hiss reduction,
equalization and level adjustment add a further $ 25 to $ 75 per
More noises, including the moderately low-level crunch inherent in many examples, can be reduced or removed by hand editing, an effective but slow process. If you have many with this problem, I suggest you have me clean up a representative example so you can decide if the improvement is worth the extra. $ 50 to $ 150 per side.
REPAIRS. Making a continuous program of a side interrupted by
repeating or skipped grooves, $ 15 to $ 50 per side, more for those
with extreme damage. Assembling each completed unit into the final
playing sequence is about $ 30.
COPYING. Recording your CD or cassette copy from the restored
signal is $ 30 for the first CD or cassette, $ 20 for each thereafter.
A CD can hold 14 or so 5 minute sides or 4 15 minute sides.
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