We Digitize 78 RPM Records to CD & MP3
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At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as direct drive, state-of-the art turntables and highly acclaimed Shure-M97xE cartridges, each with a specialized stylus designed exclusively for 78s.
We have also invested heavily in state-of-the-art computer software programs that reduce surface pops, clicks and static while eliminating hum and turntable rumble. Voices are isolated and enhanced and volume is normalized where necessary. We also pay close attention to equalization settings to ensure excellent sound quality—especially for 78 RPM records.
Tracks are separated manually, and high quality WAV files are produced that can be burned to CD. These WAV files can also be converted into compressed MP3 or AAC files that are imbedded with "metadata" including song and album titles, artwork, artist, genre, etc. Your computer or player needs this information to identify content. Inputting this information can be very time consuming when done manually, thus the added cost for producing audio files..
Frequently Asked Questions
"Tagging" is the process whereby each track is imbedded with information about the song and album title, artwork, artist, genre, track number, production year, etc. This information is called "metadata" and is what your computer or player uses to identify each song.
At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as a professional studio mixing board and direct drive, state-of-the art turntables. For 78 RPM records, we use the highly acclaimed Shure-M97xE cartridge with specialized stylus.
We also pay close attention to equalization settings—especially for 78 RPM records—to ensure excellent sound quality.
By capturing your original media using high sampling rates, we produce large, high quality, uncompressed WAV files (exactly the same file type used on commercial CDs). It is a time consuming process, but the resulting CD has the original tracks in tact and sound quality that is equal to or better than the original.
"Hello Stuart. Just a note to say your package arrived today safe and sound. The results are most impressive! I am amazed at how great you have made the sound of that record much, much better than I recalled it many years ago. Thank you for the time and trouble you took to preserve our family treasure. My 80 and 73 year old cousins will be most impressed with the quality of the songs their father wrote in 1940. Thank you again. Best Regards."
William M. — June, 2020
"I grew up with my mother’s collection of 78s, though I hadn’t heard them in many years. Who has a 78 rpm turntable anymore? But Stuart was able to convert them into audio files, and with amazing sound to boot. It was a life’s joy to listen to them. And, at 91, Mom got to hear the old music again."
John I. — Journalist
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