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"I recently sent you a recording found in my parent's belongings after their deaths that was dated 1945. The recording was made in New York City by a 19 year old young man (my father) to send to his sweetheart (my mother) before he was shipped overseas to Okinawa during world war II. He was in Okinawa for two years (one year during the battles for Okinawa and another year as part of the occupational forces) during which time my mother only had this recording of his voice to play during her times of loneliness. I did not know what was on the recording but wanted to preserve same as part of my family history. To say that I am thrilled with your restoration has to be the understatement of the century! Not only did you preserve the voice of my best friend (my dad) but you preserved for my family a most sentimental poem my father wrote and read to my mother on this recording, not knowing if he would ever see her again. He wrote several poems for my mother and grandmother during the war, but after the war, he never again wrote any poetry. The recording was in very poor shape and was recorded on a very cheap celluloid appearing material that the gem razorblade company apparently provided for the men being shipped overseas to send to their sweethearts. You restored and preserved for my family a voice from the past, almost 55 years ago, that will be cherished and passed down from generation to generation. I must also thank Cristian Coban for a most professional job demeanor and for constant e-mails advising me of the progress with my one recording as though this single compact disc were the most important job that your company has ever done. I especially was touched by the e-mail after hurricane Floyd, reassuring me that my original recording was still safe in your hands. My experience with your company has been most rewarding and I have never dealt with a company with such superior customer service. I would highly recommend your company to anyone needing restoration services and intend to do so. Thank you for a most pleasant experience."

More Sound Restoration Examples

Here is more Magic! (how we turn scratchy, hissy, crackly recordings into clean, fun-to-listen-to CDs)

Click on the before, after and combination icons to listen to the examples. Combination switches back and forth between "Before" and "After" restoration (switch is indicated by a beep).

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Musical Examples/Comments
Before
After
Combination
It's A Small World - The recording was plagued with clicks and crackles. Sound restoration completely eliminated both clicks and crackles. It's A Small World - Before - MP3
It's A Small World - After - MP3
It's A Small World - Combined - MP3
Wire Recording Choir (Silent night) - Due to the technology at the time when wire recordings were recorded (poor microphones, poor or no grounding, noisy electrical source, etc.), most wire recordings suffer from enormous hum. This is something we can address. Listen to the difference in the restored version. Wire Recording Choir - Before - MP3
Wire Recording Choir - After - MP3
Wire Recording Choir - Combined - MP3
Wire Recording Sermon - Original wire had horrendous hum. After sound restoration, the voice comes through nice and clear. Wire Recording Sermon - Before - MP3
Wire Recording Sermon - After - MP3
Wire Recording Combined - After - MP3
Partly Demagnetized Reel-to-Reel Tape  - Due to poor storage (and/or poor recording machine) this tape sounds today extremely muffled. Audio frequencies are not lost uniformly on magnetic tape. The first (and easiest) to go are the high frequencies. Sound restoration makes this tape at least "listenable". Demagnetized Reel-to-Reel Tape - Before - MP3
Demagnetized Reel-to-Reel Tape - After - MP3
Demagnetized Reel-to-Reel Tape - Combined - MP3
Classical Music - Oboe Concerto - A nice recording, but at some point in the past somebody put some nasty scratches on the LP! Magically cleaned by audio restoration. Classical Music - Oboe Concerto - Before - MP3
Classical Music - Oboe Concerto - After - MP3
Classical Music - Oboe Concerto - Combined - MP3
Classical Music Orchestra and Spoken Voice - Another badly scratched record, returned to pristine condition. Note that the spoken part is not muddled and the original speaker's voice is left completely intact.   Classical Music Orchestra and Spoken Voice - Before - MP3
Classical Music Orchestra and Spoken Voice - After - MP3
Classical Music Orchestra and Spoken Voice - Combined - MP3
Male Vocalist and Orchestra - The sweetest Irish song you have ever heard! Listen to the Before version and throw your hands in the air: "Oh, My!" But wait! A little Magic Sound Restoration and "poof": the sweet sound comes back to life. Male Vocalist and Orchestra - Before - MP3
Male Vocalist and Orchestra - After - MP3
Male Vocalist and Orchestra - After - MP3
Solo Guitar - This record was pressed on very poor quality vinyl. Instead of quietly "gliding" over the surface, you can hear the needle "rumbling" its way into the groove (this type of noise is aptly called "rumble"). Not to speak of the general background noise of clicks and crackles that make this fine recording unlistenable. Not all is lost, though: listen to the After sound and be amazed! Solo Guitar - Before - MP3
Solo Guitar - After - MP3
Solo Guitar - Combined - MP3
Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song - This is an extreme example of an almost completely shot recording. Listening to the Before version, one would hink that this is beyond repair. A little Magic (and a lot of work) and this beautiful recording received a new life. Listen to the After version and be amazed (extra charges applied). Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song - Before - MP3 Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song - After - MP3 Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song - Combined - MP3
Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song - BONUS: complete track -  Here is the complete track. There were many more faults in the original recording. Give a complete listen to the Before version to see the many defects (some that would seem impossible to fix).  In many places the sound needed to be reconstructed using state of the art computer technology. Listen to the After restored track: a beautiful song we can again enjoy listening to. The additional Restoration work that was necessary on this track cost approx. $100. Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song COMPLETE - Before - MP3 Female Vocal, Sweet Folk Song COMPLETE - After - MP3

 

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Customer Testimonials
"I recently sent you a recording found in my parent's belongings after their deaths that was dated 1945. The recording was made in New York City by a 19 year old young man (my father) to send to his sweetheart (my mother) before he was shipped overseas to Okinawa during world war II. He was in Okinawa for two years (one year during the battles for Okinawa and another year as part of the occupational forces) during which time my mother only had this recording of his voice to play during her times of loneliness. I did not know what was on the recording but wanted to preserve same as part of my family history. To say that I am thrilled with your restoration has to be the understatement of the century! Not only did you preserve the voice of my best friend (my dad) but you preserved for my family a most sentimental poem my father wrote and read to my mother on this recording, not knowing if he would ever see her again. He wrote several poems for my mother and grandmother during the war, but after the war, he never again wrote any poetry. The recording was in very poor shape and was recorded on a very cheap celluloid appearing material that the gem razorblade company apparently provided for the men being shipped overseas to send to their sweethearts. You restored and preserved for my family a voice from the past, almost 55 years ago, that will be cherished and passed down from generation to generation. I must also thank Cristian Coban for a most professional job demeanor and for constant e-mails advising me of the progress with my one recording as though this single compact disc were the most important job that your company has ever done. I especially was touched by the e-mail after hurricane Floyd, reassuring me that my original recording was still safe in your hands. My experience with your company has been most rewarding and I have never dealt with a company with such superior customer service. I would highly recommend your company to anyone needing restoration services and intend to do so. Thank you for a most pleasant experience."