Like vinyl, analog tape is a relatively neglected storage medium now enjoying a renaissance, due to the enlightened efforts of a growing alliance of audiophiles and "tapeaholics." High Definition Tape Transfers is the brainchild of an avid 2 & 4 track open reel collector who is also a serious audiophile. Collected over the years, many tapes contain forgotten performances of historical importance, with unusually good sound quality when played back through modern, state of the art music systems.
Further investigation into the history of these tapes provided a shocking revelation: the copyrights to many of these fine performances had been abandoned, had expired altogether, or had become as forgotten as the tapes themselves, casting the survival of a priceless legacy of musical history in doubt. The desire to preserve and share these rare gems with other music lovers resulted in the birth of HDTT, and our very special releases are your gateway to a unique musical and sonic adventure. Every HDTT release begins with a hand-picked tape which is painstakingly remastered with the finest state-of-the-art equipment and techniques available. Contrary to what some "experts" might say, we have found that every one of the numerous techniques and aspects of the HDTT transcription process makes important, audible contributions to the quality of the encoded digital signal; and all of them together make sonic magic. The improvements with HDTT releases are apparent on any kind of system.
But even if you're not an audiophile, you'll appreciate the opportunity to hear performances which are otherwise unavailable to you in any other medium. In today's world, it's truer than ever that music is precious. We are sure that as an audiophile and music lover you will be impressed, delighted, and perhaps even astonished by the recordings offered by High Definition Tape Transfers - in fact, we're confident that they will do nothing less than redefine what you think is possible from the much maligned compact disc! Happy listening - and again, THANK YOU for visiting the HDTT website!