About Us


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Company History

The Cutting Corporation was founded in the District of Columbia in 1971 as a comprehensive audio recording and duplication company. In 1991, the owners established Potomac Talking Book Services as a not for profit company to specifically serve the needs of the visually impaired community. The Audio Preservation Lab was built in 1999 from a large demand for digitization services. In 2004 GraphicAudio, a publishing imprint of The Cutting Corporation was launched to produce full cast dramatized audiobooks with cinematic music and sound effects.

Since 2016, all the companies work together at a single large facility in Rockville, MD. This location is equipped with twenty vocal recording studios, several rooms for mixing, editing, and sound design (including a foley room), as well as an audio preservation lab that houses a plethora of vintage audio equipment.

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Audio Preservation Lab

Aaron Coe has managed the Audio Preservation Lab since 2003, and handles every aspect of the operation personally. He is actively involved in the archival community and is committed to following shared preservation standards and best practices of the industry. Over the years he has been trusted transferring collection from many notable clients such as The Smithsonian, The National Archives, and The Library of Congress.  He has an extensive knowledge of obsolete audio formats and is actively involved in learning everything he can about their history and new technologies to preserve them.  You can follow his adventures in audio preservation on Instagram and Twitter.