Can I Send You My Blank CD's To Use To Burn My Finished Audio Onto?
Do you accept pre-payments?
One album sent in to receive the Level 1 general restoration will be completed in 5
business days if it is received here today.
For each additional album sent in please allow 2 more days.
Level 2 and
3 Transfer or Graphic Package:
One album sent in to receive either the Level 2 restoration, Level 3 restoration
and/or a Graphic package to house your CD will be completed in 6 business days
if it was received here today.
For each additional album sent in please allow 3 more days74 minute compilation
CD’s share this same time frame. You will be notified when your project has been received
and completed. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 847-477-4520
Can I Send You My Blank CD's To Use To Burn My Finished Audio Onto?
No. Your CD's will not be used and will NOT be returned to you . BACK
Do you accept pre-payments?
No. You will be notified how much it will cost after your audio is recorded here. A detailed breakdown will be provided upon request. A great place to get the times of the songs for estimating what transfer with restoration will cost is the actual LP label. If there are any questions regarding the length and/or price, please contact us via email or telephone.
How do I Pay
Please see the Order Form page for details
Transfer and Restore My Tape From an LP I recorded?
*Please note*, only store-bought tapes of commercially released recordings will be transferred and restored. This means homemade tapes and CD's made from store-bought LP's will not be transferred and restored. This rule does NOT include your precious, original homemade cassette recordings of family members and related voice and music.
only if the recording was made and played on good, well maintained
equipment, meaning: decent
stylus (needle), cleaned and de-magnetized tape deck heads,using a
cassette deck that can be set to CrO2 (type ll) and metal (type lV),
recorded onto a type ll cassette (CrO2) or type lV metal cassette. To date, I have not been able to
remove most clicks and crackle from any type I normal cassette (Fe203)
Can I Get The
LP Cover Art Onto My CD?
Yes, please visit the Graphics page for details and cost.
Can't Be Restored?
We can't restore male baritone solo accapella recordings, or audio with a kazoo in it whereas the original scource of this material is from a Vinyl LP. With skips, the best we can do is cut the music to eliminate the gap in the sound file.
Can you seperate the tracks on a live recording?
Yes, we can seperate the tracks on your live recording. Our track splitting is seamless and done manually. I'll go where no one else will go, and that's down to the sample level to lay the beginning of one track right on top of the ending of the previous track so that when you play the CD in it's entirety you will not notice the track change unless you watch the track counter on your player..
How do I know if you are a Legitimate company?
We understand our customers concern. We are indeed a legitimate company registered with the state of Illinois. Please visit the following link:
Type or copy and paste LP2CD Solutions, Ltd. into the search engine to see that we are a full authorized corporation in good standing.
How can you charge so little money for such high end
We have 3 dedicated computers, the 3 best restoration suites on the planet and several other unique plug-ins to do this with decreasing the time it takes to complete your restoration. As demand increases, powerful new technology is added to ensure high quality restorations and fast turnaround times at affordable prices.
Didn't you used to have a Cedar Declicker in your
Yes we did and It didn't compliment the other restoration programs at all. In fact, it created a great many artifacts that took a tremendous amount of time to remove manually. The grouping of Algorithmix ScratchFree Pro, TC Electronic Powercore Restoration Suite, Waves Restoration Bundle, Sonic Foundry noise reduction 2.0, the "Younglove Trick", manual click removal and final artifact elimination with Algorithmix reNOVAtor is unbeatable. They compliment each other extremely well, and that translates to a more artifact free restoration for you and the possibility of receiving a flawless CD from your LP.
What does the proper care of CD's mean?
The single most important thing you can do to ensure long life for the data on your CD is: Do Not Store It Exposed To Any Direct Ultraviolet Light Scource. Sunlight And Fluorescent Lighting (Which Includes Blacklights) Are The 2 Main Scources Of Ultraviolet Light That Must Be Avoided During Storage.
Can I have an
example of the sound enhancement applied to my music before you send it
Yes a sample can be E-Mailed to you only upon request.
What Is Your
One Time Only, for a period of 35 days after notification to you that your CD's have shipped, you notify us the need for adjustment to the level 2 sound enhancement that was applied to your CD, we will make and send you another CD to your new specifications. You must send the original CD we made for you back to us before a new one is made and sent back to you. If applicable, a new label will be applied. A small before and after example of the sound from the 1st CD and the new CD will be e-mailed to you before the new one ships.
Artifacts: Residual effects left over from the de-clicking process in the form of "ghost pops" or "hollow pops."
Broadband Noise: Tape hiss, 60 Hz hum, and leftover noise from the restoration process.
Range Expansion/Impact Restoration: Hardware that creates a
fuller and superior sound to your music. Not recomended for spoken word
6-De’s (in the order of when each process is done)
1. De-scratch: very long scratches on vinyl which result in super loud clicks. Usually longer in time duration ( 7 thousandths of a second or more).
2. De-click*: loud clicks which are a result from light scratches on the vinyl. These are shorter in duration (less than 7 thousandths of a second).
small, barely measurable hair-line clicks; the sound you commonly hear
when you place the needle on the record at the beginning and is usually
.throughout the song.
4. De-noise: broadband noise/tape hiss.
ground loop. Background humming sound found on old vinyl, usually from
original engineering problems.
the process of removing a sound called a vocal sibilant. This can be
described as the sound produced by ripping a sheet of paper and is
commonly produced when a vocalist sings S's and T's. De-essing brings
such sounds down to a more listenable level.
* Some of this process is done manually on down to the sample level by LP2CD Solutions, Ltd. for a nominal charge of $20.00 per hour. Normal studio rate for this elsewhere would be $100.00 per hour, or more. This ensures superior quality from us, unlike our competitors who use 1 automatic de-clicking process exclusively. This over use of just one process fails to eliminate all of the flaws, and actually takes away alot of the music from the use of inferior restoration software, applied in brutally heavy settings, and making multiple passes over your songs. This causes the sound to be of inferior quality.
What do clicks, pops & artifacts look like?
Check back often as I will be adding new ones.
The screenshot above is a dull pop that no software or hardware even using brutally high settings that I would never set BACK
any restoration software in can remove. the "Younglove Trick" could not remove it either. I even tried inverting the
waveform to make it spike upwards and it still could not repair it. This one was removed manually. The downwards spike
and immediately before and after constitute the offending pop. It is .002 sec, (2 thousandths of a second)
Here is an audio example of the original : Before
In the above picture, the area between the white bars was manually cut from the wave form. There
was more cut after the offending spike than before because the pop sound trails off a little. The area
being cut is .007 sec. ( 7 thousandths of a second)
The area between the white verticle bars in the picture before this one has been cut
and the pointer in this picture is pointing to the exact spot where they were joined BACK
Here is the audio of what it sounds like now: After
EXAMPLE 2: CLASSIC CLICK
This is a standard, run of the mill click. It's about .002 sec in time duration. It's one the Cedar DCX Declicker
missed. Even though it missed this one, the Cedar DCX Declicker changed the genetic make up of the click to
the extent where no other software programs could repair it automatically. It was removed manually, along with the
Cedar DCX Declicker.
EXAMPLE 3: SWITCH NOISE
This here is something we find while manually removing artifacts etc... This is a switching noise of some sort. It could be from either a switch for the
Guitar pick-up, guitar amplifier, an object hitting the electric guitars pick-up or an inherent flaw in the LP itself, due to the widespread use of recycled vinyl that common LP's were pressed on during the 70's & 80's. The area where the arrow is pointing is about .004 sec in duration. .010 sec (ten thousandths) had to be cut to eliminate this noise. That is the upper time limits of manual removal. Anything cut longer in time duration will probably noticeably alter the music. In that case, only the area where the arrow is will be cut. This will cut down the offending noise alot but not alter the music. Switching noise before cut Switching noise after cut
EXAMPLE 4: A KLINGON
EXAMPLE 5: THE BIG DIPPER
This one is from a still sealed 80's album that I opened for a customer. It's for sure a flaw due to low grade vinyl used by a small record company here in Chicago. The LP was probably Lathe cut. It's huge for a small flaw and there were several on the LP.
EXAMPLE 6: QUADRUPLE WHAMMY
EXAMPLE 7: DOWN IN THE VALLEY
EXAMPLE 8: KILROY WAS HERE
EXAMPLE 9: VULTURE CLICK
EXAMPLE 10: PSYCHEDELIC CLICK
FROM THE LP: EMERGE, THE LITTER
EXAMPLE 11: A BIUMP
EXAMPLE 12: FLAW & CLICK (FLICK)
EXAMPLE 13: SIAMESE CLICKS
EXAMPLE 14: REALLY SMALL, REALLY ANNOYING
EXAMPLE 15: CHIP OFF THE OLD CLICK
EXAMPLE 16: BIG CITY SKYLINE
EXAMPLE 17: YOU NAME IT ????
GIMME A W!
GIMME ANOTHER "W", WITH A TWIST!
E v W & M