Crystal Mastering, Vinyl Mastering, CD Mastering , Audio Digitisation, Australia
video film digitising Melbourne Australia

Audio Digitising

High-grade audio transfers from just about any legacy format, is another service we offer. Whether it’s from a standard audio cassette or reel to reel, Crystal Mastering houses one of Australia’s largest collection of audio playback equipment. All transfers are carried out on perfectly maintained machines as well as being captured on archival grade converters.

The engineers at Crystal Mastering are well versed in the use of all analogue play back equipment and are thorough in the calibration and set up of all transfers. We operate to world’s best practice and adhere strictly to the IASA technical guidelines. Our technicians can also enrich digital assets by adding accurate and detailed metadata.

Not only can we digitize your audio assets, we can also improve the quality of the source material through digital restoration processes or full re-mastering. We are also happy to digitise multi-track recordings and organise the re-mixing and  mastering.

We have tape machines that cater to all playback speeds; from 15/16 ips all the way to 30 ips. We also have a wide selection of track widths. From standard stereo playback, through to 1/4 track and mono.

Audio digitising equipment includes;

  • Studer A80, A807 & A810 tape machines
  • Revox logging machines
  • Heat treatment facilities
  • Tascam 122 MkIII cassette decks
  • Prism & Digital Audio Denmark A/D
  • 16 bit and 24 bit DAT players
  • ADAT players
  • Sony Mini Disc players
  • 16″ Transcription Disc players
  • Record Cleaning Machines
  • Archival phono pre-amps
  • Dolby & dbx decoder units
  • 4 Track Cassette machines
  • Various multi-track formats
  • Digital Restoration Tools

Video & Film Digitising
As well as audio digitising, the studio also carries out hi- grade, video & film transfers. Our digitizing suite uses only the very best playback equipment, as well as state of the art, 10-bit capture devices from AJA and Black Magic. Formats catered for include U-matic, Betamax, VHS, MiniDV, Hi8, Video8, Betacam, Betacam SP, Digi Betacam & EIAJ.

All 8mm and 16mm film is scanned frame by frame, at 2K resolution. The studio can scan Colour, Negative as well as Black & White film.