So you've got an old record collection of LP's,
45's & 78's, a stack of cassettes or maybe some reel
to reel tapes of Grandpa's. The dilemma is how to listen
to them. Most of us don't have a record player or reel to
reel player and that old cassette player is on its last
If any of these recordings are one-of-a-kind, you need to
consider the age and condition of the recordings because
each day they are slowly deteriorating. Magnetic tape does
not have a long shelf life and records can easily break
or warp. The solution….transfer your collection of
audio memories to CD & MP3.
Today's technology provides an excellent listening platform
and a stable way of archiving and preserving your audio
memories. A typical 700mg. CD-R holds approximately 80 minutes
of CD quality music. Music can be separated into individual
tracks just like a record. These tracks can also be titled
and even categorized. The best part is the majority of the
cracks, hisses and other unwanted audio noise can be dramatically
reduced through digital technology.
Here's how it works. Let's use an LP record with 10 songs
on it for an example. The record is transferred into the
computer via a sound card which passes through a compressor
to help control volume and peaking of very loud audio signals
and is recorded into the computer using digital audio software.
Each side of the record can be cut into individual tracks
and arranged in the same sequence as it is on the original
record (i.e. Side One tracks 1-5 and Side Two tracks 6-10).
At that point, enhanced audio plug-ins can be applied which
removes any unwanted cracks, pops, hissing, etc. and adjusts
the audio levels and equalization (audio frequencies). The
files or tracks are saved to a master CD-R from which additional
copies can be made.
the job is done correctly by a trained audio technician,
the results are simply amazing!
can also create a custom package for your CD with a full
color insert, CD label and CD jewel case to match your original
recording, personal style or family history.
For you iPod/Cell phone/Internet users…audio tracks
can be saved as Mp3's and loaded into your iPod, Cell phone
(if it has audio playback capabilities) or emailed to family
and friends. Saving your audio memories and listening to
them over and over again couldn't be easier. Benefit now
by utilizing some of today's incredible digital technology.
more information on Records/Tapes-to-CD
hear before and after samples of Enhanced Audio,