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- Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I really want to transfer my albums to CD myself can you help me out ?

Q: Can you remove every single click and pop?

Q: Can you remove skips that make the needle repeat in one spot or jump ahead (or back)?

Q: What if my lp is cracked or missing a piece?

Q: How long will this process take?

Q: What kind of guarantee do you provide?

Q: What about "live" albums and separate tracks

Q: Why does this cost so much?

 
Q: I really want to transfer my albums to CD myself, can you give me some advise ?
A: This is a frequently asked question and one that is far too difficult to answer here, for an excellent overview of the entire process please click on the following link - Transferring LPs to CDR: Some Advice
Q: Can you remove every single click and pop?
A: No, We can usually get rid of most surface noise i.e. clicks and pops but there are limitations depending on how severe the damage is to the original source lp. Even a lp with no apparent damage will still contain thousands of impulse noise signals, i.e. small clicks and pops, it's just the nature of the beast. We do apply custom settings for each recording we transfer to achieve the highest quality results with the absolute least amount of loss to the original source material. Bottom line.. mild to moderately damaged lps that are restored will have a better chance of "like new" or "sounds just like any other music cd" results than severely damaged lps.

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Q: Can you remove skips that make the needle repeat in one spot or jump ahead (or back)?
A: Chances are that if it skips or jumps on your turntable it will skip or jump on ours, we can apply some gentle persuasion to move a stuck needle along but there will be some lost audio. If the skipping is a result of a warped lp, we can try a limited number of different turntable/tonearm combinations but we cannot guarantee we can make it work.

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Q: What if my lp is cracked or missing a piece?
A: Sorry, at this price point we cannot do restoration of cracked lps or those with missing pieces or lps that are severely warped.

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Q: How long will this process take?
A: On average about 10 business days from the day we receive your lps, plus the time it takes for your shipment to get back to you. We cannot guarantee a specific time frame as there are way too many variables to consider.

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Q: What kind of guarantee do you provide?
A: Your satisfaction is guaranteed or we will refund your money. If you are a little wary about the process just send us one or two lps and check out the results. If you are not satisfied, return your CDs and we will make a full refund. (shipping charges excluded)

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Q: What about 45 rpm singles or Cassette, Reel to Reel tapes or custom combinations or compilations ?
A: Yes, we can convert 45, 78 and 33 1/3 rpm recordings (vintage or modern) as well as cassette and 1/4" Reel to Reel tapes, even MiniDisc and create a custom compilation CD. If you have a custom project, please contact us for a custom quote.

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Q: What about "live" albums and separate tracks
A: For our software (as advanced as it is) to recognize the beginning and end of a track it requires a pause of usually 1 to 2 seconds without any recorded signal, i.e. music or vocals, if there are signals such as crowd noises, applause etc. we have to manually insert track markers to tell the software where each song starts and ends. This is a very labor intensive task so there is an additional charge of $5.00 per lp of any "live" material transferred. This additional charge only applies to a standard transfer where separate tracks are wanted. If you don't want separated tracks, save money and order a basic transfer to receive a cd with one continuous track the length of two sides of one lp combined.

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A: The number one answer would be, that in order to transfer any lp or tape it has to be done in "real time". Meaning if an album or tape takes 55 minutes to play, it will take 55 minutes to record, add to that any additional time to process it for noise removal and finally to burn it to CD. Like the old saying goes, time is money.
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