While MiniDisc's aren't extinct yet, finding an easy way to make copies or share with friends is still a problem for most consumers! Enjoy simple and convenient digital archival Compact Disc Audio copies of your precious recordings direct from Minidisc for the rock-bottom cost of only $18 per MiniDisc!
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Every Minidisc conversion begins with a thorough disc inspection for damage & decay, before it's played back on our professional Minidisc deck. The audio signal is digitized using a professional grade audio card before our audio engineers do some post-processing on the results. We trim the tracks, amplify and even the levels before re-mastering it back onto redbook-audio CD's. We use top-rated CD media to ensure a high-caliber and highly-compatible product. Each CD gets marked with simple, easy-to-read identification, then stored in a paper sleeve.
The Minidisc is an audio storage medium introduced by Sony in September 1992. The music format was originally based exclusively on ATRAC audio data compression, but the option of linear PCM recording was later introduced to attain audio quality comparable to that of a compact disc. While there are still some manufacturers of Minidisc recorders and blank discs even today, being able to easily share your conversations with friends and family is easier when you use our service. Even the creator of the medium has nearly abandoned the format with only one type of player still being offered for sale in 2007.
Under Design was founded in 1992, working in many media forms integrating design into real-world applications. We have over 20 years of experience in digital recording, multi-media development, audio compression and digital encoding. We use top-of-the-line professionally maintained equipment to ensure quality transfers at an affordable price. You can also take a look at what some of our satisfied customers are saying about their new digital conversions! Use our service to archive your legacy Minidiscs onto digital CD's!
If you have a large digital conversion or archiving project for your university, corporation, government agency or just an intricate order that requires a person, contact us here at Under Design and we'll be glad to help you out! We can handle all sorts of custom orders, and offer bulk discounts that fit your budget. We love to provide local, personal service, so if you are in the center city Philadelphia, PA area, we're open weekdays from noon until 7pm for dropping off your digital conversion orders.
We can't save the track markers, nor the text data stored in the Table of Contents (TOC) of MiniDiscs when we transfer them to Compact Disc. There is no simple way to transfer this proprietary data, and our transfer method ignores this digital information anyway. When mastering your new CD, if we note sections of silence between tracks, we'll include a track marker on the CD, but this may not match up to your previous edits on the MiniDisc with frame accuracy.
We're already big fans of the United States Postal Service and it's Media Mail rate. They've recently upgraded their internal computer systems to support Package Tracking, and now we include it as a standard feature with all of our Return Shipping. After we've shipped your job back to you, we'll email you a tracking number and instructions on how to monitor it's commute back to your home.
Download and print our PDF order form, which has all of our available digital conversion services (and simple flat-rate pricing) in one simple-to-use form. You can calculate return shipping costs and bulk discounts for a simple predictable estimate for your archiving project. Use our order form for:
Simply pack our completed order form along with your media and ship it to us using the U.S. Postal Service's Media Mail rate, for the lowest shipping rates! We'll notify you by email once it arrives.