Sonicraft A2DX Lab: Ultimate Multitrack Analog to Digital Transfers
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Why should you choose Sonicraft A2DX Lab to do your analog-to-digital transfers?

Reason #1: Dedication. We are The Real Deal -- the first and only company that is 100% focused on providing the ultimate in reel-to-reel multitrack analog-to-digital transfers.

“I cannot recommend Steve and his company any higher. He's got an amazing setup, he and his staff are totally involved with the transfers and will give your stuff the TLC it deserves. He's got every format out there, and he does a spectacular job of transferring from analog to digital. They've got a killer baking system as well, for older "sticky" tapes … The ONLY place you should deal with is Sonicraft”.
-- Joe Hannigan, Weston Sound in an unsolicited post on Recording.Org

If you want ultimate transfers, you must use an ultimate transfer facility. At Sonicraft, open reel analog transfers are our business.

• We're not a rental company that temporarily pulls battered equipment off the road to make "extra money" from transfers.
• We're not a commercial recording studio that does transfers as a side-business, rolling "the old analog deck" into the control room and handing the job over to an intern.
• We’re not someone’s captive in-house facility that doesn’t have to work hard to earn your business.
• We’re not distracted with video transfer work. We are focused 100% on open reel analog to digital transfers.

We are The Real Deal: the only place on the planet where all anyone cares about is doing your open reel analog tape transfers right.

John Chester, Chief Design Engineer,
at work.

Reason #2: Quality. We just can't stop ourselves.

“I am just utterly blown away by the magic you were able to perform on that tape and how good everything sounds. Thanks so much. It's just sensational.”
-- Jeff Brown via voicemail

A2DX Lab is constantly evolving. It represents our fanatical determination to attain the absolute best quality open reel tape transfers over the widest range of formats possible. Our whole business philosophy is based on achieving startlingly good results, and that is the most important reason that you should choose Sonicraft A2DX Lab.

An unrelenting quest for ultimate transfers has driven us to spend man-years in non-stop research, experimentation and listening tests. The Sonicraft A2DX team restored, modified and enhanced a fleet of vintage analog multitrack machines with precision parts, audiophile-grade analog components, and breakthrough tape head technology. We interviewed some of the best people in the business and scrutinized countless options down to the component level to find every possible way to improve the system.

And, we developed a fully optimized transfer chain designed to (1) sound incredible, (2) extract every last nuance from your analog masters and (3) capture every last bit of that wonderfulness in the final product.

You are going to love the results. You'll hear more quality in your recordings -- cleaner, clearer and more detailed -- than ever before.

Reason #3: We can transfer ANY analog open reel tape.

“We couldn't find anyone east of the Rockies to save our irreplaceable, 12 year old tapes. We found out about Steve through a mutual friend and drove out to his studio in NJ. He's got every old format you can think of and each machine, no matter how old, looks like brand new out of the box. He did a superb job of getting the tracks to digital; all are clean and warm sounding. He obviously uses great converters and he's a stickler for detail. Just the kind of guy that you need to salvage your precious old tapes.”
-- Jack Morer , Producer/ Composer/ Guitarist, Tall Stories, during a music publication interview

If you are wondering if we can transfer your open reel tape into the world of digital mixing, mastering and archiving, the answer is "YES!"

Everything needed is already here: all of the analog tape machines and custom-built head assemblies for every open reel format, the full complement of noise reduction systems including Dolby A, Dolby SR, Dolby B, C & S, dbx Type I & II, and 24-tracks of virtually transparent high-resolution analog-to-digital converters. Our transfer systems are fully optimized and tuned to the max, allowing us to make analog-to-digital transfers of the most exceptional quality.

If your tapes are sticky, shedding, dried out or otherwise challenged, just get them to us. We routinely restore problem tapes so that they play like new.

Even if your tapes were recorded in Europe, we have the experience and resources to handle the equalization curves, tape hubs, noise reduction and track formats found almost exclusively in European studios.

Reason #4: Service. All you have to do is hand us the tapes and you're done.


“My experience with Sonicraft has been absolutely fantastic. The results were more than I'd hoped for. The clarity was positively astonishing. But, the most important thing about Sonicraft is that they care. This was the reason that Sonicraft was chosen over 3 or 4 other restoration houses. It was this care that resulted in great-sounding music that can now be heard again in startling fidelity for the first time in over 20 years.”
-- Ed Smith, Webmaster,

From the time we receive your tapes, your transfer troubles are over.

Are you unsure how many tracks are on the tape? What speed it was recorded? What noise reduction system or synchronization method was used? Are your track sheets missing with nothing useful written on the tape boxes?

Don’t worry. We'll (1) do whatever it takes to prepare the tapes for transfer, (2) match them to the appropriate analog machine, noise reduction system and synchronization method and (3) transfer them with ultimate quality at the sample rate and bit depth you specify.

Each and every tape is handled with gentle care and full awareness of the irreplaceable value of its contents. In the end, we will give you exactly what you need to either dive in and start working on your music or store it away safely.

Don't wonder if it can be done. Talk to us. 



Call or email Chief Engineer Kevin Przybylowski with your questions. Or contact us with the size, scope and time frame of your project and we'll give you the ultimate transfer -- at a rate you can live with.




The Sonicraft A2DX Lab was featured in MIX Magazine and Pro Sound News. Click here to read the articles. Or check out Tape Op's interview with Sonicraft's Steve Puntolillo here.


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