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RECORD DIGITIZING

RECORD Digitizing Services We Offer

About Our Record Transfer Services

We offer expert vinyl record  transfer services and can digitize most types of records produced since the beginning of recorded sound in 1877.

We have years of experience in the field of digital audio restoration and in most cases can enhance the sound quality of your rare discs or cylinder records.

Our record to digital services include the conversion of: 12″ vinyl, 7″ vinyl, styrene, home made lacquers (Audiodisc Voice-O-Graph, Recordio, Wilcox-Gay, etc.) acetates, aluminum records, picture discs, 10″ shellac, 78 RPM records, glass records, 20″ Pathe records, Edison Diamond Disc and Voicewriter records & 16″ Records commonly called “transcription discs”.  Audio Conservation also has the ability to transfer many varieties of antique phonograph records such as the 2 minute Edison wax cylinder, 4 minute “Blue Amberol” celluloid cylinder & vertical or lateral cut discs in sizes ranging from 2 to 20 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 cleaned based on the composition of the media and fragility of the disc or cylinder 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 shaped, 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 service
VINYL RECORD

12" Vinyl Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

78 rpm record transfer
10" 78 RPM RECORD

10" 78 RPM Shellac Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

cylinder record transfer services
CYLINDER RECORDS

Cylinder Phonograph Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

transcription record transfer services
16" TRANSCRIPTION DISC

16" Transcription Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

Edison Diamond Disc transfer
EDISON DIAMOND DISC

Edison Diamond Disc Transfer & Digitizing Services

45 rpm record transfer
7" (45 RPM) VINYL RECORD

7" Vinyl Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

home recording disc transfer
HOMEMADE RECORDS

Home Recording Disc Transfer & Digitizing Services

Aluminum or Glass Record Transfer Service
ALUMINUM & GLASS RECORDS

Aluminum & Glass Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

Edison voicewriter record transfer service
EDISON VOICEWRITER DISC

Edison Voicewriter Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

Pathe Record transfer
20" PATHE RECORD

Pathe Record Transfer & Digitizing Services

VINYL RESTORATION EXAMPLE

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

(The samples are Mp3 quality for faster web page loading)

Vinyl Record BEFORE Audio Restoration

Vinyl Record AFTER Audio Restoration

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.

(The samples are Mp3 quality for faster web page loading)

Shellac 78 BEFORE Audio Restoration

Shellac 78 AFTER Audio Restoration

2 MINUTE WAX CYLINDER RESTORATION 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 digitization and safely archived from its deteriorating media.

(The samples are Mp3 quality for faster web page loading)

Cylinder Record BEFORE Audio Restoration

Cylinder Record AFTER Audio Restoration

Need Your Old Records Converted To Digital?

Contact Us Now To Transfer Your Collectable Vinyl, 78’s Or Home Made Lacquer Recordings Of Family History To Any New Modern Audio Format.

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