Using professional recording, filtering and editing software, The Studio transfers 33rpm LPs, 45rpm Seven Singles, old 78s, audio cassette tapes (C60) and reel-to-reel audio tapes to CD. C90 tapes takes 2 CDs or can be converted to MP3 for dedicated MP3 players and computer CD ROM drives up to 52x maximum speed. Please note that C90 tapes do NOT fit on one 78 minute CD in CD Audio format.
Customers' records are thoroughly cleaned to ensure noise and crackle reduction. The turntable stylus is replaced frequently, whenever they are locally available. Only one recording is made from the original source material and no copies are retained on computer systems or other CDs, except at the client's request for possible re-arrangement or further copies at a later date.
The professional software I use performs noise, hiss, crackle, scratch reduction, and can enhance the resulting sound, especially for use with 5.1 Sound Cards in PCs or home theatre CD/DVD equipment. Only when I am completely satisfied with the quality of the result do I transfer the recordings to CD. The surface quality of the original source material greatly influences the quality of the material transferred to CD.
To produce full-colour Jewel Case inserts, The Studio scans the original record cover (if available) and types out the full track list, with individual track duration. The Studio prints a colour CD label. Where no cover exists, as in the case of many old 78s, The Studio chooses an appropriate graphic for the Jewel Case front cover. The Studio uses Verbatim Audio CDs, when available, and running speed up to 52x. These are 78 minutes in length and can be played on any CD player.
The Studio also converts audio sources to MP3 to be played either on your computer's CD drive or a dedicated MP3 player (such as a DVD device, or iPOD) with a maximum speed of 52x. This way you can get up to 10 hours of music on one CD. MP3 Stereo is very heavy on electronic resources but the stereo reproduction quality can be astounding!
|TABLE OF COSTS|
|VHS to DVD||R180.00 per video|
|33 RPM||R65.00 per side|
|45 RPM||R20.00 per side|
|78 RPM||R30.00 per side|
|C60||R80.00 per tape|
|C90||R120.00 per tape|
|Photographic Slides & Negatives||R2.00 each excl. CD|
|Add the cost of CD, CD Covers,|
Track Lists and Labels
|R30.00 per CD|
Unless otherwise arranged and stated, the following financial conditions apply: The Studio prefers cash or internet transfers for payment, but not cash deposits into the bank account due to "cash handling fees". Crossed cheques are not accepted due to the restrictions on cheque clearance imposed by banks; however CASH cheques are welcome.
Should you consider these prices high, please feel free to search the internet for others' prices, services, talent, ability, attention to detail, accuracy, audio quality, and the like.
LP to CD restoration costs R65.00 per side per LP for the recording, splitting into tracks, scratch filtering, editing, audio modification, hiss/noise reduction, etc., plus R30.00 for the CD, totalling R160.00 per CD..
Applicable Conditions are that the original LPs/Seven Singles/78 disks/audio cassette tapes/reel-to-reel audio tapes remain the property of the owner requesting the CD backup. The sound source may not under any circumstances be given away or sold and no copies of the resulting CD may be made on any CD-duplicating equipment as this is an infringement of international Copyright Acts. To remain legal and ethical, The Studio does not make copies of CDs from professionally-recorded & bought CDs, nor does The Studio keep copies of recordings on its computer system. The Studio does not take selections from various sources to create backing tracks.
For further information, please contact:
Ian Samson Sound Studio
Telephone: 011 431 0820
Facsimile: 086 657 0805 (no area code required)
Location: 7 Camelot, 21 Lords Avenue, corner Louise Street, Windsor West, 4 streets north of Cresta Shopping Centre, on the Beyers Naudé Drive side. Find us on Google Earth at "21 Lords Ave, Randburg, South Africa". From outer space you are landed on our building. Amazing technology! However, Louise Ave on the graphic is actually Louise Street, and Camelot is located on the North East corner.
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