Convert Vinyl LPs & Singles to CD | Audio Restored

LP transcription on EMT 950 deck

PricesAudio SampleCleaningPost & Packing Hints

Prices (basic cost to pro-clean & transcribe discs + manual restoration as required)

33 rpm Vinyl LP (10″ & 12″) transfer£13 & £15 / side respectively
45 rpm Vinyl Singles (7″) transfer£9 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl Singles (12″) transfer£11 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl EPs (7″) transfer£10 / side
Manual restoration£30 / hour (pro-rata)

Audio Sample

Listen here to a sample of scratched and crackly vinyl before restoration

Listen here to the same excerpt after de-click and de-crackle. The EQ has been optimised to give a more rounded sound

Cleaning

After an initial inspection, all records for transcription are meticulously cleaned before playing, using a professional wet-vacuum record cleaning machine, the VPI HW-16.5.

The cleaning process allows the maximum information to be extracted from the groove, to give you the best sound quality possible.

VPI_HW_16_smallAll vinyl 33s and 45s are treated to a sequential double cleaning process, comprising a 20% Isopropyl alcohol/distilled water mixture, followed by L’Art du Son pro-cleaning solution.

The VPI’s vacuum arm effectively lifts many years of accumulated dirt out of the groove, leaving the record practically as clean as the day it was pressed.

All 7″, 10″ and 12″ vinyl records are returned to you in a replacement poly-lined paper inner sleeve, to keep them clean for longer.

This professional wet-cleaning of records is available as a separate service, Please contact us for details.

Post & Packing Hints

dreamstime_6133209dreamstime_6133227Vinyl LPs and singles are generally robust in the post – unlike shellac, vinyl has the ability to flex a little without damage. Multiple LPs should be stacked on top of each other and placed in a large padded envelope. Single LPs would benefit from a piece of stout cardboard either side for extra rigidity, before placing in the padded envelope, or cardboard LP envelope.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and we recommend customers use recorded or special delivery, so that your package can be signed for and/or tracked.

We always use first class recorded delivery to return packages, unless we are instructed otherwise.

At Audio Restored, we provide an exceptionally high level of vinyl disc transfer. This services involves the following procedures:

  • Pro-cleaning of each disc side with two different solvents (aq. IPA and aq. ‘L’Art du Son’ record cleaning fluid)
  • Transcription to the RIAA equalisation standard, using a broadcast studio EMT 950 deck, fitted with a 929 tonearm
  • Use of a variety of high-end precision cartridges inc. a Benz-Micro Glider and Denon 103M moving-coil (MC) cartridge.
  • Use of real-time CEDAR de-click and de-crackle restoration tools during transcription

After transcription, the resultant files undergo a visual check of the entire recording using iZotope RX5 waveform spectrogram, and any unwanted noises/artefacts are visualised, highlighted and reduced/removed. This detailed procedure is performed in order to obtain the best transfer possible, and although the restored files will sound great, we cannot guarantee that every last click or pop will be removed.

We convert all types of vinyl records from 33 rpm 12 inch LPs and 45 rpm 7 inch singles, to 7 inch EPs (Extended Play) and 12 inch singles.

Once digitised, the resulting .wav files are track separated (including fade-ins/fade-outs as appropriate) to give full track skip/search functions to the resultant CD, and CD text is added for convenience. The transfer cost also includes on-CD printing, and your disc is returned in a clear, flexible vinyl sleeve.

Alternative file formats (FLAC, .aif, .mp3 etc.) can be accommodated, or files can be saved to USB memory stick (your own, or we can supply a 16 GB or 32 GB USB-3 stick for a small fee) or the client’s own hard drive. If high-res files are required (up to 24/96), these can also be supplied on USB stick as well as file downloads using ‘We Transfer‘.

 

Contact us to discuss your requirements fully.