PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC
We specialize in vintage music and old time favorites. We have analog and digital equipment and tools to convert sound and to cut records to achieve the perfect matching ‘original’ sound without artificial gimmicks.
MODERN AUDIO CHAIN
Cutting or restoring vintage sound does not mean bad quality – quite the opposite. We use technology made by BEHRINGER, KLIPSCH, SENNHEISER, TEAC, TASCAM, DBX and more to create great sound without fake effects
DIGITAL OR ANALOG?
You decide – but a careful touch can make a big difference. We can apply digital methods to edit and enhance the signal (click/pop removal ..) or convert from / to PCM (WAV), DSD or compressed formats like MP3 or FLAC.
WHAT WE DO
The finest musicians, artists, conductors, most of them long gone, left us with thousands of performances, songs, compositions and recordings.
Giants like Caruso, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Ellington, Armstrong and so many others gave us hours and hours of music - pure and raw - without technical gimmicks.
We honor their lives by remastering and reissuing important parts of their work on MONO 78rpm records - an unbelievable listening experience.
We also supply 78rpm collectors and jukebox-owners with freshly cut standard-groove 10" records containing the music of their choice.
Bringing old recordings back to life.
We cut plastic and lacquer records for our customers.
We re-issue great music from the past on 78rpm
This is why we do all of it.
MQA -Master Quality Authenticated – is a music encoding method that allows to combine high definition audio content with relatively small file sizes and downward compatibility. Without a decoder, the quality is around CD (Red Book, 16 bit/22Khz) but a decoder will make the “Hi-Def” available – sort of. Here’s what you need to know .. Read more about So – what the big deal with Master Quality Authenticated ?
There are not that many people who care about vintage recordings. It takes the dedicated work of enthusiasts to hunt down old records or Edison cylinders, to restore them and to make them publicly available as part of our musical heritage. But all of this is in peril as a secretive new copyright bill makes Read more about New Copyright For Old Recordings?[…]
Late Monday night, a tweet was posted by with a short audio-clip and people went nuts about it. Why? Because some were sure they heard “Laurel” while others were convinced that it said “Yanni”. How can that be? The answer is really simple actually … Read more about Laurel or Yanni? Time for the professionals to weigh in ..
We work with vintage music – unfortunately often in lowe(er) source quality and in Mono. However – with the right tools – one can re-create the BIG sound of the BIG bands in Stereo. While working on our “Strictly Analog” project we found a very nice 1958 Stereo tape containing the song “I Know Why Read more about Make It Stereo[…]
While working on the liner notes for our upcoming Glenn Miller release (we are awaiting the test pressings shortly) – we used approved quotes from the bandleader himself. One of the more famous quotes is Miller’s complaint about people criticizing his “style” of music. Read more about I Don’t Want a Jazz Band
From time to time, we get calls or emails from enthusiastic young man and women asking for a trainee, apprenticeship or job at Rollofone. Listening to great music and hanging out with the rich and famous – who wouldn’t want to do that? Read more about A Day In The Life Of An Audio Engineer
Among the tunes I remastered for “Glenn Miller – Swing For the Jukebox” was, of course, “Tuxedo Junction”. I got a DSD copy from the original metal master – but, unfortunately, this more than 70 years old master was severely degraded. Would it be possible to get something out of it?
Read more about The “Tuxedo Junction” story
A lot of people believe DSD to be the format of choice when it comes to real high quality audio. If the provenance is right (e.g. if it has been recorded directly to DSD) DSD will deliver an amazing sound experience (see the differences between digital audio formats) . If you are a Linux user, Read more about Playing DSD files directly on Linux[…]
Sales of old fashioned vinyl records are surging, pressing plants are booked out. Vinyl is the new thing – even for younger folks. So – you might be tempted to try vinyl? Agreed – analog sound systems may look a bit overwhelming. But it’s really not that complicated. You have to understand one thing: Music Read more about So … you want to go vinyl?[…]