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We convert the sound and the image  
of LPs (33 rpm), singles (45 rpm), 78 rpm records and cassette tapes


Taking an LP record as example, following we are going to describe the process we do to:

A.  Transfer the LP sound to a CD keeping 100% the sound fidelity of the vinyl record (vinyl sound is different from the CD sound).

B.  Transfer the front image and the back image of the LP cover to a minicover (miniLP) or to a CD jewel case.

Without explaining in detail the tecnologies and equipments we use to get these results, we will highlight those points of our process which will allow us to get quality results.
 

A. TRANSFERING THE LP SOUND TO THE CD.

Removing sound impurities from the original sound.
Once we have transfered LP music to the computer keeping the vinyl fidelity, then we will reduce (and remove if it's possible) the tipical noises (clicks, plops, etc.) which any LP does when playing during years
without modifying nor distorting the original sound of the vinyl.

Splitting tracks (1 LP song = 1 CD track).
Then we will split the music so that each LP song will be one CD track. That means that if, for example, the vinyl has 10 songs then the CD will have 10 tracks.

Normalizing volume.
LPs were recorded at a lower volume than the present commercial CDs.
Normalizing the volume means that we will record the LP music in the new CD so that it has the same volume than the present commercial CDs. Doing this way we will avoid increasing and decreasing the volume of our player depending on whether we are listening to a commercial CD or to one coming from an LP.
 

B. TRANSFERING THE LP COVER IMAGES TO THE CD: FRONT AND BACK

CD with the LP image.
To easily identify the new CD we will label it with the front image of the LP cover.


(The printed image on the CD has more quality than you see here)

"MiniLP" cover with the LP imatges to keep the CD.
As the LP has a cover to keep it, the new CD with the LP music will also have a cardboard cover with the size suitable to keep a CD, exactly 12.5cm x 12.5cm,
with the 100% of the front image of the LP cover and the 100% of the back image of the LP cover.

The idea is that we can have the LP cover in litle size (we name it miniLP) to keep the CD. This minicover is protected with a plastic sleeve fully transparent which will avoid its damage due to handling while showing all the color richness of the image.

 
(The printed image on the miniLP cover and on the CD has more quality than you see here)

Jewel case with the LP images to keep the CD.
If you prefer it we can also put the front and back images of the LP cover in a jewel case with the singer and the LP title written on the case spine.

The two sides of a LP are squared. The front side of a jewel case is also squared but the back side is not. So if we want to put the images of the sides of a LP in a jewel case the result will be as the following example:


(The printed image has more quality than you see here)


C. ANOTHER OPTION: LABELING THE CD.

CD with the LP title.
It's possible that we only want the CD with the music, without any image, without any minicover nor jewel case. This happen sometimes for example with music selections. In this case we will label the CD with the name of the singer (or the orchestra) and the LP title..


(The printed image on the CD has more quality than you see here)