What I do: I transfer vinyl LPs onto CD for a fee. I utilize vintage stereo equipment and capture the audio into 24Bit files. I then edit and dither the files down to 16Bit for audio CD mastering. I also archive the 24Bit source files for mastering High-Definition audio DVDs. The results are quite amazing.
For reference on what is wrong with CDs these days check out this article on Wikipedia
I avoid "clipping" while at the same time preserving the "punch" and vibrancy of the original audio. I do not employ any compression, equalization or other "psycho-acoustic" devices ... what you hear is what is on the record. I do some minimal editing for the occasional pop/click removal. The key to an excellent transfer is to get the LP properly clean first.
The tracks in this collection were transferred from vinyl of various stages of quality, let's say Good to Very Good to Near Mint. None were from "Mint / Unopened" LPs and yet the sound on some certainly blows away the commercially available audio CD counterparts. These audio files were extracted from finished audio CDs I made using the above mastering process. See what you think. If you like what you hear and would like to have this service provided to you as well, drop me a line at
I've had a number of people inquire if they can purchase any of the out of print transfers I've done. For this purpose I have set up a storefront at gemm.com. Browse my ever growing catalog of very rare / hard to find recordings beautifully mastered to audio cd.
Title: Vinyl Countdown Vol 3 - Radio Friendly (Disc 1) (Sonic Re.creation)
01 - Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
02 - The Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
03 - Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
04 - Steely Dan - Josie
05 - Carly Simon - You Belong To Me
06 - Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman
07 - Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
08 - Donald Fagen - I. G. Y. (International Geophysical Year)
09 - Glenn Frey - The One You Love
10 - Men At Work - It's A Mistake
11 - Night Ranger - Sister Christian
12 - Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
13 - Styx - Mr. Roboto
14 - Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
15 - The Fixx - Saved By Zero
16 - U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
17 - Culture Club - Unfortunate Thing
Title: Vinyl Countdown Vol 3 - Radio Friendly (Disc 2) (Sonic Re.creation)
01 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
02 - Hall & Oates - Dance On Your Knees
03 - Hall & Oates - Out Of Touch
04 - Joe Jackson - You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
05 - Glenn Frey - Smuggler's Blues
06 - Survivor - High On You
07 - The Cars - Drive
08 - Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor!
09 - Howard Jones - Life In One Day
10 - John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
11 - Sting - Love Is The Seventh Wave
12 - Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night
13 - Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
14 - Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Every Little Kiss
15 - Europe - The Final Countdown
16 - Eurythmics - Missionary Man
17 - Howard Jones - You Know I Love You ... Don't You?
18 - Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight