Classical Rips

is creating archives of classical music vinyl, cassette tapes, and old films
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About Classical Rips

Hello and welcome to Classical Rips!

We are a YouTube channel centered around the archiving of long forgotten classical music performances with the goal of archiving them in a stable and public digital format for the public to enjoy before they are lost to the hands of time. These performances are often no longer in publication and only exist in very old formats, many over 50 years old!

This brings us to the point of our Patreon page. Providing this important service to the public is surprisingly expensive. The first and most obvious cost is the price of the materials we archive themselves, which our studio purchases and stores on site. These items can run anywhere from $5 to $20 or even more, and these costs add up quickly when you try to release new content weekly.

Secondly, the next largest cost we face is the price of archiving the media itself. Audio and video archiving equipment is rather expensive to purchase and maintain. Each record, tape, and film that we archive is thoroughly cleaned in a process that takes anywhere from 12 to 24 hours per item. Capturing, editing, and rendering the audio and videos that you see also takes up several hours per item, both in terms of literal time and man hours.

Lastly, some items that we archive, such as films, require the help of 3rd party companies to assist. These services cost anywhere from $40 to $100 per film, making it the most expensive and most rare of media that we archive at this time.

Every dollar of your donation goes directly and fully to the costs of purchasing new media for archiving, maintaining our archiving equipment, and paying for external archiving services for the films we archive. Our staff are 100% volunteer and do not receive any payment, so all donations go directly to the archiving mission.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our page and we hope that you continue to enjoy our content for years to come!
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