Many formats are today considered “obsolete” and it’s not an easy task to find the right player and/or recorder to archive older audio recordings.
9633 Sound Design believes in every kind of medias/supports and keep an arsenal of old school/vintage gear used especially for digital archiving.
Here is an example of an analog tape recording archived in .WAV
Brother Jack McDuff – Rock Candy
Recorded from analog tape, using a Grundig TK 220 Deluxe. Audio recording cleaned, light EQ/Compression, normalized, rendered at 16 bits/44.1 Khz.
Supports actually ready for digital archiving:
Vinyl (33/45 RPM)
Analog Tape (Up to 7 inch)
K7 VHS (Audio only)
Floppy discs (3.5 inch)
Supports to be added next for digital archiving:
Vinyl (78 RPM)
Analog Tape (up to 10,5 inch)
Floppy discs (5,25 and 8 inch)