Cisco Studios began in the early 1990's as a Project Recording Studio for Musicians and Singer-Songwriters. It's owned and operated by Tony Profera, an Audio/Video Technician with over 30 years of experience. Back then it was called Pro-Track Recording and the studio had embraced the new digital recording technology. Those who remember the ADAT, might recall the revolution it created.
One day a retired radio pioneer inquired if the studio could
transfer a collection of reels from his old radio show to CD. The studio had a beautiful Otari 2 track reel to reel that wasn't being used. (Tony loves audio and video equipment from any era and still gets fascinated by an old Bell & Howell 8mm home movie projector... (Oh well, that's probably a good thing if you're going to be in this business.)
At that time the studio had just purchased a free standing CD recorder. This was before CD burners were standard in every desktop computer. In fact, a single blank CD would cost as much
as $10 from the supply houses in those days.
It was a fun job to do. and the radio pioneer was overjoyed with
the outcome. It was not long after, when clients were requesting the transfer of older analog audio projects to the newer digital formats. This became a large part of the studio work done on a regular basis. Before long video editing and transfers were added to the services the studio offered.
In 2002, they changed the name to Cisco Studios. Now they exclusively specialize in the transfer of obsolete or limited use professional tape based media to digital formats required by video professionals nationwide.
The studio staff is proud to do this work because they know quality matters!...That's the Cisco difference!
Tony Profera... No jacket and tie for this CEO.
There are tape heads to clean!
In our video studio we have 2 work stations which are an exact mirror of each other. A third station, we refer to as our "auxiliary station" is utilized for other special client requirements.
Jay Sorci - Studio Assistant,
Standing with our latest acquisition...
A Mint Sony BVH-2000!
Jay loves older technology... especially when it's on wheels!
Another great acquisition for digitizing radio reels!
An Otari ARS-1000 Radio Station Reproducer...
In perfect condition and sounding so sweet!