Convert Vinyl LPs & Singles to CD | Audio Restored

LP transcription on EMT 950 deck

PricesAudio SampleCleaningPost & Packing Hints


33 rpm Vinyl LP (10″ & 12″) – standard transfer£10 & £12 / side respectively
45 rpm Vinyl Singles (7″) – standard transfer£7 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl Singles (12″) – standard transfer£10 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl EPs (7″) – standard transfer£9 / side
33 rpm Vinyl LP (10″ & 12″) – re-master £22 & £26 / side
45 rpm Vinyl Single (7″) – re-master£12 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl EPs (7″) – re-master£14 / side
33/45 rpm Vinyl Singles (12″) – re-master£18 / side
LP cover art (scan/print to CD jewel case)£10

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


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, and don’t forget to ask about bulk discounts!

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 offer two levels of vinyl disc transfer service, the Standard transfer and the Re-master. Both services involve 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

The main difference between the two levels of service is that, whereas the ‘Standard’ transfer is a fully automated real-time process, the ‘Re-master’ (in addition to the above,) benefits from a thorough check of the entire recording using iZotope RX5 waveform spectrogram, and any unwanted noises/artefacts are visualised, highlighted and reduced/removed. This is an extremely painstaking and time-consuming manual process, which can take around half a day to complete two sides of an LP. The prices for both services are shown above in the price list above.

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, and CD text is added for convenience. The transfer cost also includes on-CD printing, and your CD is returned in a clear, flexible vinyl sleeve.

If required, the LP cover art can be scanned and printed to fit a CD jewel case (front and back printed CD inserts) at extra cost (see price list above).

Alternative file formats (FLAC, .mp3 etc.) can be accommodated, or files can be saved to USB memory stick (your own, or we can supply 16 GB USB-3 sticks for £12 each) or the client’s own hard drive. Alternatively, high-res files can be supplied as file downloads using ‘We Transfer‘.


Contact us to discuss your requirements fully.