TRANSFER 16, 33, 45rpm record to mp3 file: $35 per record.
TRANSFER 78rpm record to mp3 file: $45 per record.
USB FLASH DRIVE (Thumb drive) for audio file(s): $10 each (16Gb max).
DOWNLOAD audio files and 30 day Cloud storage: $10 per order (25Gb max).
CD (audio CDs are becoming obsolete): $15 each (80 minutes max).
mp3 is a very common and well supported file format; files on a USB flash drive will play in Windows and MAC computers and will plug & play in many modern TVs. Other file formats available by request (wav, aaif, etc).
By 1910 flat disk recordings were the most common form of sound recordings. Early records rotated at a speed of 78 to 80 rpm and the speed was not well controlled. As electricity became accessible around 1925, a speed of 78.26 rpm was derived with gear reduction on a 3600-rpm electric motor and was adopted as the standard record speed. Mechanical Acoustic recordings have the sound directed into a large funnel attached to a cutting stylus and played back with a stylus conducting sound into a large horn. ‘Electrical Recording’ was introduced in 1925 and used a microphone and amplifier to drive the cutting stylus and played back through an amplifier into a speaker. Records became known as “78s” to distinguish them from other emerging record speeds. Records may have Vertically cut groves (height variations) or Lateral cut grooves (side to side); lateral cut groves are the most common. The size of 78 records became standardized with a diameter of 25cm (10-inches, 3 minutes per side) or 30cm (12-inchs, 5 minutes per side). The sound groove was recorded into shellac, lacquer, aluminum, or vinyl and disc cores made of hard rubber, resin (shellac, organic fillers, powdered slate, wax lubricant), aluminum, steel, cardboard, glass, or vinyl. 78 records were popular into the 1950s when higher quality 33-1/3 record formats became available. Records of all types faded from use with the advent of magnetic tape recording in 1947 and the convenience of the audio cassette tape by 1980.
All transfers include material from both sides.
Audio files can be sent for Download, loaded onto Flash drive, or CD.
USB flash/ thumb drive (can hold many files): $10.
CD (80 minutes max) including labeling and case: $10.
Wilcox Gay Recordio 6.5-inch diameter, cardboard base material, 78rpm plays about 3 min per side.