Do you remember the oldies but goodies? Do you have a vinyl LP or cassette tape that is hard to find or non-existent on CD? Dust off those old vinyl 33’s, 45’s and 78’s because Something Different can convert any old record or cassette to CD.
Something Different can create custom CDs from any any format including: Records (33’s 45’s & 78’s) Audio Cassettes, Micro-Cassettes, 8 Track Tapes and Reel-to-Reel tapes! Convert those to durable & portable CDs or MP3s for your iPod. Digital recording of your record will be made using a state of the art “digital turntable.”
We offer Click/pop filtering to remove or reduces common crackling noises from your record. A special technique is used to isolate the surface noise and remove it as well. The result, your new CD will sound better than the record and you can enjoy it with the rest of your CD collection!
This service is not just a transfer, your CD will be a work of art.
Contact us today and let Something Different bring your recordings into the digital age.
Preserve your memories for generations to come before it’s too late.
Do you have an old record you can’t buy on CD? An old cassette, minidisc, 78 or perhaps a tape of a family event? Do you have an old reel to reel of an interview, though long lost?
We can transfer these to compact disc or digital files. Cost depends on the length of the material, whether you want the CD to (for instance) have separate tracks to match the LP and so on.
LP transfers are done with a high quality turntable and cartridge which produces a result with no audible inner-groove distortion. Great care is taken to ensure a technically excellent reproduction of the original material, even correcting for off-centre pressings if necessary. We can remove clicks and pops, tape hiss and generally improve the sound of most originals.
Types of Audio Something Different can Transfer:
- Records (33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, and 78 RPM)
- Audio Cassette Tapes
- Audio Reel to Reels
- 8 Track Tapes
- Micro Cassettes, Mini Cassettes
- DAT Tapes
- Digital Recorders
- Gramophone and LP –
- Home made LPs (33, 45 and 78rpm)
- 78 Voice Records – laminated, shellac, lacquer, glass, steel, cardboard or aluminum
- Audio Reel to Reel 1/4″ reel – 1/4″ (quarter inch) reel to reel (all speeds) (all sizes) (mono or stereo) (one to four tracks)
- PCM Audio on Betamax (NTSC)
- PCM Audio on Betacam (NTSC)
- PCM Audio on U-matic (NTSC)
- Betamax HiFi (NTSC)
- ADAT tapes
- Answering Machine messages,
- Handheld Tape Recordings,
- Mobile Phone Messages
- Audio from Video formats (VHS, Betamax, Betacam, U-matic, etc)
- Audio Soundtracks from movie film formats (Standard 8, Super 8, Single 8, 9.5mm, 16mm) other formats on request
- Many other formats.
- Bring everything to Something Different.
RECORDS (33 1/3, 45, 78)
Something Different can professionally re-master your old audio recordings to CD. We use only the highest quality equipment and apply the highest detail to ensure you receive only the very best possible quality. Annoying noises such as clicks, crackle, pop, hiss and background noise are reduced from old home made recordings and we even separate tracks where practicable. Sound levels are adjusted and normalized if possible. Our CDs can be played in your Audio CD Player, DVD player, Blu-ray Player, PC or Mac (with CD drive). Digital file output to any format is also available for any application. Something Different transfers more audio formats than anyone else in the midwest.
Our audio transfers are far more than just a straight transfer to CD.
We use professional broadcast quality equipment operated by highly experienced technicians (no low end or automated processes are used) and digitally optimize your audio signal, with track sets for each side of the tape / LP or if required, for each song to make audio searching easier.
Here are the steps we perform to create our CD/ USB Drives or the Cloud Upload:
- LP transfer – clicks, crackle, pop, hiss and background noise are substantially reduced
- Separation of audio tracks (for an added fee)
- Correction of Playback Speed
- Digital noise reduction where applicable
- Remove long ‘dead’ spaces from the recording
- All outputs are generated as originals (not dubs or copies)
- Separate track (or a digital file) for each song or tape side multiple tapes(if requested)
- Compilation to a single CD (if required),
- We can create a personalized disc and cover highest photo quality full color printing directly onto CD face highest quality CD cases highest quality media used
- All processes are undertaken by experienced technicians
- All work is stored in our system for 1 year in case of any changes or copies required
With so many benefits we offer in our Audio to CD/USB/Cloud package, no-one does it like Something Different …
REEL TO REEL
Something Different can preserve your old audio reel to reel recordings by transferring them to CD. Something Different can remove the tape hiss or even hum that may be on your source tape depending on the age. Harmonic enhancement brings back lost frequencies. Compression evens out volume level fluctuations. The result, a CD that sounds better than the source tape!
If you have photos or artwork to scan, attractive custom jackets and labels can be made as well.
An excellent gift idea! Preserve that special tape that’s getting old. Turn your demo tape into a demo CD. It’s affordable and fun!
Let us bring your special recordings into the digital age and preserve your memories for generations to come!
Contact us today and let Something Different bring your recordings into the digital age. Preserve your memories for generations to come before it’s too late.
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AUDIO TRANSFER – RECORD / LP TO CD (33 1/3)
Custom made records and some 78s are not included.
Side 1 is Track 1, Side 2 is Track 2
AUDIO TRANSFERS – SPLIT TRACKS
Each song on the LP is cut into tracks. So when you hit next it goes to the next song, not the next side.
AUDIO TRANSFER – RECORD / 45 Record TO CD (45 rpm)
Custom made records not included
AUDIO TRANSFER – Audio CASSETTE TO CD;
up to 80 Minutes from 1-ac
AUDIO TRANSFER – REEL-TO-REEL up to 80m from 1-reel to reel
audio transfers – 8 track; up to 78m from 1- 8track
repair of broken tape
Micro Audio Cassette or Mini Audio Cassette to CD
up to 80 minutes
DVD or CD Duplicate in White Paper Sleeve
USB (16-32 gb)
Upload your files to Google Drive. Lifetime Storage. No monthly fees. We will share with three emails at no additional cost. You may add others at no extra cost.
One time fee per order, not per file.
Cost is per 32 gigabytes.
(Apple Cloud or DropBox may be extra)
AUDIO TRANSFER – Custom Made Records and Some 78s
SERVING KANSAS CITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS
We can help you no matter what the objective.
With decades of experience. Our award-winning technicians are some of the best in the industry, and we know how to help you..
All it takes to get started is for you to reach out to us, and nothing in the world could be easier. Take the plunge and talk to us. You have nothing to lose, and we know you are going to love working with us on your new project.
The initial consultation is free.
GET IN TOUCH
Do you have questions about our services? We welcome the opportunity to introduce our team in more detail, discuss your needs and learn about what you would like to achieve with your upcoming project!
We have offices in Kansas City, MO, Leawood, KS, and The Northland. To get in touch with us use the form below or call us at 913-444-3000.