RECORD DIGITIZING

Record Digitizing Services We Offer:

12" (33 1/3 RPM) Vinyl Record Digitizing

Vinyl record to CD or hard drive

7" (45 RPM) Vinyl & Styrene Record Digitizing

Vinyl record to CD or hard drive

10" (78 RPM) Shellac Record Digitizing

78 RPM to CD conversion or hard dive

2 & 4 Minute Cylinder Phonograph Record Digitizing

Cylinder Record conversion to CD or hard drive

We are experts in vinyl record to CD and hard drive digitizing and have years of experience in the field of digital audio restoration to enhance the sound quality of your rare discs or cylinders. We can digitize most types of records produced in the last 140 years including 12″ vinyl, 7″ vinyl, styrene, acetates, picture discs, 10″ vinyl, aluminum discs, etc.  Audio Conservation Labs also has the ability to transfer many varieties of antique phonograph records such as the 2 minute wax cylinder, 4 minute “Blue Amberol” celluloid cylinder & the vertical cut Edison Diamond Disc in sizes ranging from 7 to 21 inches.

Our intake process begins with an inspection to look for imperfections such as warping, chips, scratches and pressing plant defects. The record is then given a thorough cleaning in order to facilitate an optimal digital transfer. Depending on the record type, we use modern or antique equipment and needles that have been properly timed, calibrated and customized to obtain the best possible sound quality from your records.

The resulting digital audio files can then be restored (according the the needs of the customer) to remove pops, clicks, crackle, hum and other common record noises. Finally the volume and channel levels are corrected and a new digital master copy is created and safely stored on a hard drive.

Please contact us below and let us know how we can help digitize your records and make them sound amazing!

 
 
vinyl record transfer
12" (33 1/3 RPM) VINYL RECORD
vinyl record to cd
7" (45 RPM) VINYL RECORD
78 rpm record transfer service
10" (78 RPM) SHELLAC RECORD
cylinder phonograph record digitizing
2 & 4 MINUTE CYLINDER RECORD

12" VINYL RESTORATION EXAMPLE

The following example is from a mid 1960’s stereo recording on 12″ vinyl in rather poor condition.

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10" 78 RPM RESTORATION EXAMPLE

Below is an example of a shellac 78 record in fair condition from the early 1940’s that was digitized and restored. We were able to remove most of the crackle, hiss and pops in order to get the final master sounding great. Keep in mind, the  sound quality of  early recordings is unique and certainly not sonically comparable to modern record pressings.

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10" 78 RPM Record Audio Example
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2 MINUTE WAX CYLINDER EXAMPLE

The 2 minute wax cylinder phonograph sample below is over 115 years old. Early phonograph records were recorded without electricity or microphones. It is virtually impossible with current technology to completely remove all noise and imperfections present in early phonograph record recordings. The canned, monotone and primitive sound is inherent to the format. However, as you can hear below the audio can be be greatly improved after digitizationand and safely archived from its deteriorating media.

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2 Minute Wax Cylinder Record From 1902
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2 Minute Wax Cylinder Record From 1902
(After Restoration)

Need Your Old Records Converted To Digital?

Contact Us Now To Transfer Your  Audio To Any New Modern Format.

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