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The history of sound was written on a multitude of analog and digital medias for more than a century. Gecko supports the inheritors of these medias from the past and offers a wide range of services to preserve this legacy and to give it a new life in modern digital format.

Together, let's
make a future
for our past


WE ARE :

SOUND SPECIALISTS

The passion of sound is what drives us. It has always been the motor of our experience on which relies our know-how. Today, it allows us to make the sound travel throughout the ages with the deep respect it takes to preserve its quality and authenticity. We are sound specialists.

A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO EDGES

Analog and digital. Two worlds, two eras, two different technologies. To make the link with success we must understand their DNA. At Gecko, two generations of specialists gather around that same goal. We are a bridge between two edges.

CRAFTSMEN & INDUSTRIALISTS

Sound is a noble material, thus we drive every project with the expertise of a craftsman. At Gecko, we are able to maintain that same level of production quality, be it for 100 or 50,000 medias: we are craftsmen and industrialists at the same time.

GECKO IN FIGURES

10 years

of activity

> 100,000 disc sides handled
> 70,000 hours of magnetic tapes digitized
> 40,000 CDs transferred
> 5,000 medias restored

500 m2

building which hosts

20 full-time sound engineers
10 individual air-conditioned studios
a 60m² secured media storage area
200 sound reproducing machines of all kinds

100 +-

What else ?

coffee capsules per day (espresso, ristretto, americano, decafeinato, macchiato, etc.), to make sure our ears are always on the alert.

BEYOND EXPERTISE, WE STAND FOR QUALITY RELYING ON THREE FOUNDATIONS

CONSULTING

In our field, listening is the most important part of the job. It is the cornerstone of our advising approach : listening to your goals, responsibilities and structural constraints is the key to success for your short and long-term projects.

PRODUCTION TOOLS

Our production tools are at the heart of our performance. They allow us to deal with any demand at any time. At Gecko, we have state-of-the-art equipment, mature processes and permanent control of risk. They enable a fast and efficient delivery of our expertise and production.

TALENTS AND EXPERTISE

Tools are nothing without brains. At Gecko, our full-time employees are all specialists in their fields (computer science, audio, project management, logistics...). It is the guarantee of the full-control and in-house transmission of our savoir-faire.

DIGITIZATION

Our job

To convert audio from any format into a digital file fitting to your specific exploitation needs.

Our credo

To valorise the audio legacy using the highest level of skills for any project thanks to flexible and powerful production tools.

OUR STANDARD SERVICE DELIVERY :

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Single entry point, dedicated team and studios.

WORKFLOW

Tailored to the specific requirements of the project.

PROCESS

Quality management plan, when required.

ON-SITE OPERATION

Ability to send our engineers and equipment for on-site operation, anywhere in the world.

GECKO SITES AND LOGISTICS

Local process of the medias, at the Gecko site in Montreuil, in the Paris area, using our own carriage means and logistics.

ALL ANALOG MEDIAS

Mono, stereo, multitrack.

ALL DIGITAL MEDIAS

Mono, stereo, multitrack.

INDIVIDUAL DIGITIZATION

Individual process, including complete listening, of each media.

MASS DIGITIZATION

Simultaneous process of several medias, using parallel chains.

MECHANICAL RESTORATION

Physical refurbishment and preparation of the medias before digitization.

DOCUMENTATION

Analysis, description and archival storage of the audio contents.

PRODUCTION OF AUDIO CONSULTATION FILES

Automatic sound restoration with settings based on the average sound quality of the whole lot.

RESTORATION

OUR GOAL

To restore the original acoustic properties of a sound item, taking into account the desired end medium. Full-control of the quality requirements of any broadcasting format (HD, web...).

OUR APPROACH

  • Suppression of any imperfections due to the deterioration of a physical media (or any original problems).
  • Remastering to fit today's speakers and listening habits according to your expectations : we will make your archives sound better than they ever did.

WE HAVE TWO LEVELS OF RESTORATION :

picto broadcast

RESTORATION FOR A BROADCAST MEDIUM :

Radio

Web

Museum

...

picto broadcast

RESTORATION FOR A HD REISSUE (from original medias, copies or digital files) 

Any medias

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Foundations

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