Legacy tape drives are shown here, and are all in working order, so first steps of preservation as digital versions can be undertaken. Then information surrounding the recordings can be gathered such as photographs or press articles – to augment interest value in the absence of imagery within the media itself.
16 or 24 bit WAV files are produced as the new “Master” with appropriate editing of start and end points or fades if the original is abrupt or damaged.
These Masters are stored on hard disc drives with back-ups.
For search purposes and presentation on websites, an MP3 version is exported.