Audio Digitisation

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What do Libraries and Cultural Institutions have in common with the world’s biggest music artists?
They are all racing against time to preserve their archives.

Who we are

Studios 301 are the largest and longest running recording studios in the Southern Hemisphere, playing a major role in pioneering the use of most commercially utilised audio formats in Australia. With over 90 years of experience in the audio and music industry, we are experts in our field.

How we can help

Whether you are a library, archival or cultural institution, record label, manager, legacy band, artist or music collector, we can help you digitise, restore, and preserve your invaluable audio to ensure its longevity.

Our digitisation specialists can transfer virtually every format of audio including but not limited to cassette tapes, reel to reel tapes, 78 rpm, vinyl, DAT and CD.

Technical Expertise

Our fulltime in-house technical team can consult on all of your audio needs, from restoration to remediation of any damaged media via our large workshop and a number of on-site tape baking ovens.

Additionally our engineering team can facilitate the recording of any new audio projects including oral histories, in studio, and on location recordings.

Get in touch

Enquire here for a consultation or free assessment of your audio tape transfer.

Australasian Sound Recordings Association 2018 annual Conference at Studios 301

State Library of New South Wales

State Library of New South Wales – Digitisation of Oral History Collections Tender – Digital Excellence Program (DEP) Oral History and Sound Recordings Project FY15/16


The SLNSW sought an audio digitisation specialist to digitise the content of 1710 tapes comprising oral history recordings dating from the 1970s to the present in various recording formats and recording speeds. This is the fourth archive digitisation job we have undertaken for SLNSW. We commenced this job in December 2015 and completed it in May 2016.

Our Process

SLNSW delivered batches of approximately 300 tapes to us.

SBS Archives

SBS Archives – ¼” Reel to Reel Audio Digitisation


SBS sought an audio digitisation specialist to output the content of 516 ¼” reel to reel audio tapes to 24-bit, 96kHz WAV files in adherence to the IASA TC04 standard.

Our Process

SBS delivered the 516 tapes to Studios 301 in batches. We received ten boxes of tapes initially, and then received three boxes of tapes per week, returning the boxes of tapes as we completed work on them.