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Sigma Sound Studios Collection

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The Sigma Sound Studios Collection is a historic collection of approximately 6200 master audiotapes documenting the studio’s pop, dance and r&b recordings that became known as “The Sound of Philly”.

The collection was donated to Drexel University for storage, preservation and research. The Audio Archive is currently working to preserve the original tapes, migrate the audio to a digital format for research access and archive data for long-term storage.

The Drexel University Audio Archive’s mission is to:

Serve students cultural literacy by providing instruction, access and research opportunities in music, music production, audio preservation, asset management, intellectual property rights and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Serve the community by preserving its recorded audio history, advocating its significance and protecting its valuable recorded materials.

Serve the University by creating a vibrant student and faculty resource for collaborative projects and research.



Nile Rodger visits the Drexel University Audio Archives. Read about his visit here: www.nilerodgers.com