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"My Father was killed in an automobile accident on 3 Dec. 1959. The mortuary recorded the funeral on a reel-to-reel tape and gave it to the family. It has never been listened to in all these years since we had no way of playing the tape. When I lucked out and won some money on the Lottery, I invested it in a computer. One of the first things I vowed to do when I became knowledgeable with the internet was to see if I could find someone who could put the contents of the tape onto a medium which we, the family, could listen to. I am so thankful I was able to locate CVC Productions. I received the CD'S today and have played them 3 times already. I was 21 years old at the time, but I remember very little of the funeral after 42 years. It is so wonderful to be able to listen to so many people from my childhood speaking and singing in such clear and natural voices as though time has never expired. I wish I could have done this before my Mother died in 1988. She never heard the tape even though it was in her possession for 29 years. During my research on reel-to-reel magnetic tapes, I read where they tend to lose their magnetism over time, and I feared the tape would be blank. You have done a magnificent job of reproducing the sound and for that me and my family are most grateful."

Transfers to CD - transfer types

  • Transfer Only: The CD will sound EXACTLY like the original source. No noise reduction applied.
  • Transfer with Sound Restoration: The CD will sound BETTER than the original source. A variety of noises are reduced or eliminated.
  • Both Versions: Transfer with Sound Restoration and the unchanged Transfer Only version. Each version comes on a separate CD. 
    • Scenario #1: You are afraid that if you get Sound Restoration, you might miss the "original sound" of the recording.  You are also afraid that if you don't get Sound Restoration the CD may be too noisy. What to do? Get Both Versions.
    • Scenario #2: You want a CD with Sound Restoration, but would like to archive a "Transfer Only" version in order to preserve the present sound of the recording, so you get Both Versions.
  • Thrifty Transfer: A "no frills" transfer. Same legendary LP2CD sound minus some features you may not need, at a lower price.
    • CD will play as one track (no cutting into tracks for each song).
    • CD is not printed and it comes in a paper sleeve, inside the original record jacket. You may use a felt tip marker to write a title on the CD.
    • Everything else (including our legendary sound quality) is equal to the "Transfer Only" described above.
  • Forensic Restoration: Any poor quality material submitted for the purpose of boosting volume and improving intelligibility.
    • We will use forensic tools to reduce ambient noise, raise conversation levels, reduce frequencies that hold little information while boosting other frequencies, and more.
    • Intelligibility is a complex and subjective matter. Expectations should be directly proportional with quality of the material submitted: the lower the quality, the lower the expectations. Movies portray forensic feats inaccurately...
    • Improving intelligibility of a poor recording is a gamble: intelligibility may significantly or marginally be improved.  We, as professionals, will tilt the odds in favor of "quality". However, we do not participate in the gamble, we do not make any representations or provide warranties. Forensic Restorations are "final".

 

 

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Customer Testimonials
"My Father was killed in an automobile accident on 3 Dec. 1959. The mortuary recorded the funeral on a reel-to-reel tape and gave it to the family. It has never been listened to in all these years since we had no way of playing the tape. When I lucked out and won some money on the Lottery, I invested it in a computer. One of the first things I vowed to do when I became knowledgeable with the internet was to see if I could find someone who could put the contents of the tape onto a medium which we, the family, could listen to. I am so thankful I was able to locate CVC Productions. I received the CD'S today and have played them 3 times already. I was 21 years old at the time, but I remember very little of the funeral after 42 years. It is so wonderful to be able to listen to so many people from my childhood speaking and singing in such clear and natural voices as though time has never expired. I wish I could have done this before my Mother died in 1988. She never heard the tape even though it was in her possession for 29 years. During my research on reel-to-reel magnetic tapes, I read where they tend to lose their magnetism over time, and I feared the tape would be blank. You have done a magnificent job of reproducing the sound and for that me and my family are most grateful."