DDS (Digital Data Storage) File Retrieval, MacOS

We can retrieve Mac DDS Pro Tools sessions and convert them to the current version of Pro Tools.

Digital Data Storage (DDS) was a a computer data storage technology that is based upon the digital audio tape (DAT) format that was developed during the 1980s. DDS is primarily intended for use as off-line storage, especially for generating backup copies of working data. DDS-1 was first available in 1989 and could store around 1GB, followed by DDS-2 in 1993 which could store 4GB and DDS-3 in 1996 which held 12GB. SCSI tape dives were a popular backup and archival format for many studios using Pro Tools systems running Mac OS 8.1, 8.6, 9.x. By around 2002 USB hard drive cost per GB came down as well as most Macs being upgraded to USB models and DDS became more inconvenient and slower in comparison.


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Why Choose Deep Signal Studios?

  • File conversion work and tape transfers can be tedious and frustrating. Your time as an artist is better spent working on your music and mixes on a platform you know.
  • All work is completed by certified engineers with over 20 years experience with DAWs, MIDI sequencers, notation software, synthesizers, samplers, and tape machines. We have comprehensive knowledge about everything that has come and gone, as well as all current and emerging platforms.
  • Services are performed by native English speakers in the recording capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA.
  • We stand behind our work and offer a no recovery, no fee guarantee. We do not accept any payment until you are 100% satisfied.
  • Your files are secure. All work is performed in-house and in strict confidentiality. Client files are archived for 30-days upon completion of the project, and promptly destroyed thereafter.