Do you remember mix tapes, even when we put them on CDs? Like, er, disco tapes? And thank goodness when REO Speedwagon helped put an end to it!

Or remember interviewing Grandma and Grandpa to gather the family history before they passed. Or maybe your parents did the interviews.

Wouldn’t you rather listen than just remember? Now you can! CD conversion imports the audio from your CDs and creates mp3 or other popular formats, allowing you to listen to your family’s voices again, or that music that you still like, but are kind of embarrassed to tell anybody.

Those Audiophiles!

Unlike the DVD market, and the VHS market before that, Audiophiles demand for CDs and CD players continues to grow. This said, there are several great reasons to convert your CDs to Digital.

  1. To be able to backup to the Cloud or other devices to protect your memories
  2. To share your music and conversations through the internet
  3. To play them wherever you play mp3 files wherever you go
  4. To not have to own and maintain a CD player anymore

There ARE some people still buying CD players, manufacturers are still making them, AND it is still a growing market – musicians are releasing new albums on CDS. I am guessing that CD Conversion will be around longer than DVD Conversion.

Also Read – Revitalize Your Memories With Cassette to CD Conversion

But, Many Computers Don’t Have CD Players Anymore

I’m typing on one right now, and its not that new. If you are one of those who play CDs on your computer while you surf or work, CD Conversion may be the solution that you need. You can still get external CD players – but is that what you want?

What about .wav Files?

Depending on your goals for your digital audio files, you may want .wav files as well as mp3. Mp3 files are smaller, sound great for most purposes, and are played on virtually all of today’s devices. However, if you would like to edit your wav files as good as possible, then you might consider wav files. A wav file is larger, fairly widely used, and used more by audiophiles and professionals. The wav files are larger because they use more data to represent the audio sound, giving a more precise sound and a more precise base to edit.

It is an easy process for most CD conversion professionals to do either/both formats.

Can the Sound be Improved?

Yes, but not quite as miraculously as the TV shows. I can say that every audio file imported from CD (or Cassette converted to mp3) is better then when I get it, not counting professionally produced CDs. Voices can be enhanced, volume adjusted and some filters and equalizers applied. This has to be balanced with the possible impact on the voices that you want to hear. If you apply too much fileter for example, you can distort the voices as well – it is a balance.

How to Care for Digital Files

It is critical to take care of your digital files. One reason for CD Conversion is to not have to keep your CDs any longer. This requires a solid backup plan.

  1. Make copies of your new digital files in multiple places
    1. Multiple internal and external drives
    1. Multiple computers
    1. Family computers at different locations
  2. Cloud storage

This enables you to rest assured that your files are safe in the event of a disaster (computer or natural) at the primary location. It also allows you to share your files worldwide through the internet.

CD Conversion– Next Steps:

  1. Call or text Jamey (About Jamey) at 720 204-5464
  2. Set an appointment (every project receives my individual attention)
  3. Drop off your tapes (and records, cassettes, slides, or negatives, too)

In a week or less, pick up your new digitized VHS (and other).

James Nordby