We also copy speech, music and whatever to CD's where the source can be 45, 33 or 78 RPM disks, audio cassettes or 1/4 inch reel-to-reel audio tape.
When the source is in good condition a plain copy may be fine. But
it's often the case that the source needs "restoration" too. This
can range from the fairly easy removal of pops and clicks to
"serious" restoration in which the source is so bad as to be nearly
unintelligible. So the cost of making the copy depends on how much
time we have to spend making it. We will give you a fixed price
quotation after we have examined your source. If you decide not to
continue with the project, there is no charge except for postage
to send your source back.
For LPs in good condition the charge is $18. each. This includes a labeled CD in a standard (not thin) jewel case with a spine label and postage on the CD. Your LPs will be returned insured for the actual postage charge.
We can also copy music to DVD-Audio disks. While the CD standard is fixed at 16-bit samples at a rate of 44,100 samples per second, the DVD-Audio standard is very flexible. We can record DVD-Audio disks using the CD standard but up to 24-bit samples at a rate up to 192,000 samples per second can also be used. The advantage of DVD-Audio is that each disk can store more than five times as much CD quality music as can the CD. Of course, you need a player that accepts DVD-Audio as many DVD-Video players now do.
We have a variety of high-quality equipment for playing your source material. These include turntables from Stanton and Netronics; an audio cassette deck from Bang & Olufsen (Denmark); and reel-to-reel machines from Otari (Japan) and Tandberg (Norway).
For restoration software, we have most of the programs listed on our Audio Restoration page. Click here to go to that page.