welcome To 2022

This will be the start of my 19th year running my small business MK vinyl 2
CD, some customers do ask how I came by my business name, did the MK stand
for ‘Mark’ as in the Christian name or was it like the older days of Ford
Cortina motor cars MK 1, MK 2 etc well nothing quite as grand it was quite
simply where I was living at the timeof starting my business that being
Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, I had searched for vinyl2cd but this was
taken by another domain so I opted to put the MK in front and that got the
turntables turning!

The principles of transferring analogue audio to digital has not changed in
those years but equipment certainly has and there are many choices out there
for customers to choose from fromturntables, cassette decks that you simply
plug into a computer and it will transfer the audio for you. It sounds
simple and in most cases it does what it says on the tin so to speak but
often overrall control of the finished result is limited to a silicone chip
pre-set to do the analogue to digital change a sort of one size fits all
approach which can suit some purposes.

I have put some more information about our digital transfer process in
previous BLOGS so feel free to have a read if you wish and you will soon
gleam that I do not use plug in turntables or cassette decks but use high
end equipment to produce the best I can in the finished work.

Reel to Reel tapes have again this ear dominated the work flow and again I
thing the pandemic has steered customers to having more time at home and
investigating lofts, garages and cupboards finding those audio gems to be
transferred from analogue to digital to be preserved and in many cases
copies produced to pass on to sons and daughters and grandchildren for
future generations, customers often tell me they have never heard their late
Grandparents voices and this so often can be such a powerful media.

We must remember in the days of the 1950s, 60 & 70s there was not much movie
making facilities around for the domestic market and ease of capturing the
moments was nothing like today with the use of smart phones, and in truth
the sound came first in recordings then movie cameras came in but were
separate to sound and it was slightly later that integrating the sound and
picture came together but only for those who had the finance to purchase the
very bulky equipment and the patience and technical know how to manage it.