1630 Umatic master to CDR

Lobby Studio 1630 UmaticTransfer 1630 umatic tape format to cdr, PMCD or a pro tools file. From the late 80's this was the only format of master you could supply to a compact disc manufacturing plant. The 1630 umatic was also used as a transport hub from analogue tape to the digital domain. The 1630 umatic could be played numerous time after the analogue transfer without tape deteriation. Often these transfer tapes were sent onto mastering were the track needed to be played numerous times before being recaptured to another umatic. The new umatic was then sent back to post production for album compilation. For many years you would of had different umatic tapes for your realease as sometimes the vinyl, cassette and cd master had different tracks or in a different order.
All digital umatics were time coded based at 30 frames and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. At Festival Records studio where I worked for 15 years we had 2 audio post production edit and transfer suites. I handled and created all of Festival Records CD Masters onto umatic tape and created compact disc master on the Sony DAE 1100 editor and then the Sony DAE 3000.
At the LOBBY Studio I still have a working machine and am able to capture your data in the digital domain to CDR or a pro tools file. Note due to the age of the umatics and how they may of been stored they may need to be treated before they are played in our machine.

DAT Tape transfers to CDR

Lobby Studio DAT transfersA small portable digital tape that was often used as a digital copy of your final mix as an alternative while analogue was slowly being phased out from the studios. This was a cost effective digital tape format often used to capture live recordings, different variations of the final mix, voice overs, radio ids, interviews or anything audio you did in a recording studio. The machines were avaliable in high end domestic players and commercial time code based units. It could of been captured in 3 different sampling frequencies 32, 41 & 48 kHz. We often find unreleased mixes and rare outakes from sessions on these tapes. What hidden gems have you forgotten about from your recording session that may have been captured?
I still have working DAT machines and are able to capture your data in the digital domain to CDR or a pro tools file. Note due to the age of the DAT and how they may of been stored they may need to be treated before they are played in our machine.
Contact Glenn in the studio to discuss your old analogue and digital formats and the best way for the transfer to the file format of your choice.