I am delighted with the work Gary has done for me, transferring music from an old 78 to a CD. The record was made over sixty years ago of my college choir and me singing for a BBC programme. Hearing it once more on my laptop is like magic. It has brought back happy memories and I am thrilled to bits! I would recommend Gary to anyone who needs similar to be done. He was kind and helpful throughout, and worked very quickly and efficiently. Thanks Gary!
Testimonial by CM in Norfolk
We don’t use those plug in USB turntables that are flooding the market but use high end equipment to get the best results we can from your records. We use Rega Planar turntables with Cedar Audio hardware to enhance the results of the recordings by reducing unwanted pops & clicks on vinyl to CD, along with equipment from Sony, Akai, Sanyo and periphals from goldring, Ortofon and Creative Labs, Denon & JVC, over £20,000 of equipment in total which shows we are passionate about what we do!
There are no shortcuts everything analogue being transferred to digital has to be first recorded in real-time, edited in most cases to ensure the sound file is of a good standard, Generally you will get approx 80 minutes of audio onto a CD, more if you have the CD in an MP3 format, you will need a CD player that will manage your MP3 disc, a PC or DVD player will usually do this but not always your Hi Fi CD player.
We clean all records, even brand new vinyl records benefit from a deep clean before use. The main reason being that release agents are used when pressing vinyl records in production to allow the vinyl to literally ‘unstick’ from the metal press stamps, often a residue of a wax like substance is found in the grooves of the new record, deep cleaning will remove this.
Records that have been played build up dust and debris from the air held by static over the surface, incorrect storage and handling also contribute to a build up of dirt deep in the grooves of a disc so deep cleaning will most certainly assist in producing a better recording from your records and will further extend the life of your stylus.
If in Norfolk and want your old 78s on CD, give us a shout…!!
If and when you choose to transfer any LP records, Cassettes or Reel to Reel Tapes by us, you’ll only need do it once – you then have your music or audio for many years to come, we don’t charge £35 an hour studio time, but we do charge a fair price for a good job done, and which saves you hours of time and frustration trying to use unfamiliar software and equipment to do your own. See our price list or see some frequently asked questions..
You can see more like this on our testimonials page or see details on our transfer services page to learn about what we can do for you and read about Gary Ankin the man behind MK Vinyl2CD serving people in Norfolk.