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The NEDCC Staff "Listening Party"

Celebrating the Expansion of the Center's Audio Preservation Service

NEDCC recently underwent a complex construction project when we expanded our Audio Preservation Service to add the capacity to digitize magnetic media (e.g., open-reel tapes, cassettes, etc.) and to perform traditional stylus-based digital transfers of discs.  

The fussiest parts of the project were the construction of control rooms that are acoustically engineered to limit ambient noise, and the installation of equipment engineered to produce the most-faithful representation of the recorded sound on the audio carriers.

Because NEDCC’s audio preservation engineers perform 100% attended transfers (i.e., one recording at a time) and everything is monitored 100% by ear, a “critical listening” environment is essential to ensuring that the entire recording is accurately preserved without any artifacts of the transfer process.

"The Listening Party"

When the new audio preservation controls rooms were completed, we decided to celebrate in a special way

NEDCC held a “Listening Party” to allow the conservation, preservation, imaging, and administrative staff to personally experience the quality of the listening environment and accuracy of the audio equipment.

Staff members were invited to schedule a 15-minute, private session in one of the control rooms to listen to music of their choice. . .    

READ MORE  HERE . . .


The expansion of NEDCC's Audio Preservation Service was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Thank you!

NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494 • 978-470-1010 • nedcc.org

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