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Here are some customers responses kindly left for me -

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I just wanted to leave a review of the service Shaw Sounds provided for me recently.


"John did an amazing job for us in transferring separate tracks from 8 different LPs and 13 7" records and EPs, onto two CDs.

The sound quality is unbelievable and you wouldn't know the originals were vinyl as there is no hiss, scratching or background noise - the sound is just perfect! Would highly recommend John if you wanted to transfer your prized record collection onto CD."
 

Diane Whyte

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“Very pleased with the analog to digital conversion service provided by Shaw Sounds – quick responses to queries, product delivered according to agreed specifications with a quick 1-week turnaround, and a competitive price. Highly recommended.”

James Cann

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Hello John,

This is just to let you know that the CD and disc have arrived.  

Thank you so much - the results are outstanding!  The Rachmaninov disc has never been transferred to CD or made available by download, so I assumed that I'd always have to rely on the LP with its irritating pops and clicks.
Your transfer and cleaning-up has been amazingly successful.  It allows me to appreciate a treasured recording as I remember it when I first bought the recording nearly 40 years ago!

And thank you for doing it so quickly.

Best wishes,

Rod
 

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Dear John,

Just a quick note to say very many thanks for the excellent transfer of the 78 RPM records.

The CD transfer sounds fantastic. Your ability to get the right balance between noise reduction and retaining the ambience is particularly impressive.

At one point I was able to hear the reverb tail of the church they were performing in – incredible when you think that we are dealing with a 65 year old recording. Absolutely fantastic.

Many thanks again and I hope we do business again in the future.

Cheers!

Ross

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Dear Mr. Shaw,

 

Thank you so much for you excellent service and hope you received my cheque as quick. 

You have done a wonderful job of removing the terrible warped sound.

The original recording was not brilliant as we did not have all the acoustics of to-day back in those old days! 

Psalm XIII was played in the little chapel where the old organ had to be pumped by someone by foot!! 

The Nightingale was played on an old piano in the music room, both being recorded by an old man with a microphone and a recorder!! 

However, the CD certainly brought back many memories of when it was made in my happy days of prep school way back in the mists of time. 

Thank you very much again.

 

Yours sincerely,

A.T.Sparling.

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Hi John,

I collected the CD recordings of my 7" vinyl records today. I’m listening now and it’s very emotional.

Thank you so much for doing such a great job and respecting the importance of this for my family and I.

Clara

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Hello John,

Just wanted to thank you for the very prompt and professional service you carried out on transferring our old 3-inch tape to a digital download.
You were so quick in turning this around, I had to ring our son to tell him the e-mail from WeSendit with the download attached, was not spam.
The quality of the digital file is great and to hear our son aged 2 singing 'Pop Goes the Weasel' is a wonderful memory to keep.
If he can work out how to do it, he will have it as his ring tone.
Once again, many thanks for the great job you do with these treasured memories.

Regards,

Colin & Dot

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Hi John,

I've finally had a chance over the last couple of days to give distortion a run through on a couple of devices, and I cannot believe the quality of not only the audio but how you present the finished product and how quickly you were able to get it done.

As I don't have the means to play the record, I'd only been able to stream the studio version and hear the live version on youtube and the difference is night and day to the point that your studio transfer version is clear enough that I can pick out all the different guitarists which was impossible with the streamed version. And to finally hear the FLAC download show, without youtubes compression butchering the sound was truly the icing on the cake! 

As I said I'm amazed at the quality of your work and cannot thank you enough, so you will be highly recommended if anyone asks or I need any more conversion work done.

               Thanks, Declan.

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Hi John,

Just to let you know that the first master tape from my collection has been used by ‘Universal’ on the bonus B sides compilation LP which was included in the 6LP box set released last November.

It's a recording you did.from the master cassette called ‘Truth Hits Everybody’ remix? Well your raw high quality recording was remastered at Abbey road and pressed onto the LP as the vinyl only track. It was not in Universals library and turns out the studio cassette is the only surviving master. A digital download is also available of your recording. If you want a copy then your more than welcome so your recording is now on a worldwide “Police” release.

Thanks

Craig Betts

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Hi John

I’ve received the returned 78 and the CD. The results are amazing!

I haven’t heard the complete versions of the recordings for many years and never with such clarity. Thank you so much for your brilliant work John.

Thank you so much.

Regards 

Alan 

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Dear John

The CD arrived last week.

I played it on our B&O and it is absolutely brilliant.

Thank you for the prompt service and the terrific product.

Five stars!

Daniel Herth

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Hi John

All safely received. Absolutely amazing, couldn’t believe you could have achieved this degree of clarity. We are having a family get together next weekend, so this will be a star turn. Sadly neither of my parents are still alive, my father died some years ago and my mother died in January, but clearing her home we found the 78 records of their wedding, so thank you for adding to our memories.

Kind Regards

Jayne

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"Double Dutch" LP and CD received today John and playing the CD now.

Brilliant recording, lovely presentation and fantastic quick service.

I recorded quite a few of my vinyl LP's a long time ago, sadly not to WAV format and before the days of FLAC and cheap disk storage space. Trusting vinyl sales on the web is a bit risky but this has turned out really well for my first experience. If I find any other "holes" in my collection that can only be replaced in this way I will certainly come to you for this service.

Ian

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Hi John,

Just a note to thank you for the excellent service you provided in transferring my LP to a CD.

The sound quality of the CD is amazing, not the slightest hint of any background noise.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone else that requires such a transfer.

Kind regards

Colin

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Hello John,
 
I received the CDs yesterday, and I have just finished listening to them.

Your transfers are once again quite simply marvellous!
You are obviously able to preserve the warmth and depth of the LP sound in your CD-transfers in a way that is vastly superior to literally all transfers made by the major companies.
I hope you will continue your wonderful work for many years to come.
Thank you!!

 Best regards,
 Kjetil

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Hi John

John, I’m so very delighted with what you’ve done for me. The CD is much better than I’d dared hope for - you’ve worked some magic there, considering the quality of the 78. I was almost scared to play it, worried that after all these years, the only surviving sound of that very special part of my life, was lost! I am so relieved, and very grateful for what you’ve done for me. As you may gather, it means a great deal to me. Thank you John, so very much.

My kindest regards.

Alan Goodrum.

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Thanks John,

The quality is amazing. To hear my father’s voice as a 22 year old young man is just the loveliest thing. I was quite surprised to hear him preaching in this way. Can I ask, was the hymn on one side of the record and the sermon on the other side - so about 7 minutes in total? Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for such a short thing but I guess that was the way it was in those days in 1947.

Many thanks again, you have made something happen that will bring tremendous joy to my four brothers and sisters tomorrow.

 

Best wishes

Debbie

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"I have used Shaw Sounds to convert several vinyl LPs over the years and John always delivers a fantastic, clear digital conversion with a quick turnaround. Highly recommended!"
James Gaden
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I had an old but very precious vinyl LP that I hadn't used for years. It dated back to my childhood.

Recently I discovered Shaw Sounds and John kindly recorded the vinyl LP onto CD disc for me.

The results are truly amazing! The quality of sound is excellent - you would never know that the original LP is nearly 50 years old!

Also the CD is beautifully presented - the cover is a miniature replica of the LP album. I would definitely recommend Shaw Sounds to my friends and family.

Elizabeth Skipp.

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Hello John.

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for your work in transferring my vinyl to cds.

It was EXACTLY what I wanted, it all sounds great, and at a very reasonable cost.

Thanks again, and if I need any work done in the future, you'll be the first person I ask!

Andrew Garratt.

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Dear John
I just wanted to say that I am absolutely delighted with my new CD's. To listen to them you would never believe that the original album was 50 years old and on vinyl!!
I am also really pleased with the printed label inside the CD's case.
This particular album is very special to me.
I will write a very good review within the next few days. 
Thank you most sincerely.
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Kind regards,
Elizabeth Skipp

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Hello John,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for transferring my 'Oasis' LP (Peter Skellern) onto a CD for me so quickly and so perfectly.  It's playing as I write this and it's still just as beautiful as I remember it from all those years ago and brings back many memories - just brilliant. Thank you so much!
With all best wishes,
Liz Crewss

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Dear John,
Just wanted to thank and let you know that the LP's and remastered CD arrived back safely - a very quick service. I've had it playing all weekend.
I do feel that there are some pieces of music that one serendipitously bumps into that resonate, recharge and uplift on re-hearing.
I thought I had lost this record for good, my own copy - given to me by my Dad - crackled fizzed and jumped though overplay, but something over the past few years made me seek it out again and revive not just the tracks for prosperity, but that elusive feeling I got on listening to them.
I am very fortunate for first having found this LP again on EBAY in Germany - and secondly, and equally as importantly, for choosing you to remaster it. The result is re-acquaintance with a peace of mind and emotions and that I could not have unlocked from long ago in any other way.
Many thanks John - 'tis a truly good thing that you do.
Yours Sincerely  
Andy Pitcairn-Hill

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Hi John,

Got the recording and I just can’t believe how good the result is! This is now going to make a fantastic birthday present thanks to you and your expertise. If you do ever find out about that recording company it would be really interesting to know.

Once again thanks so much for such an excellent service. So glad I found you!

Best wishes Vanessa.

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Hi John,

We have just received the Cobby CD’s, thank you very much, the condition is so much better than we could have hoped for.

You’ve done a fantastic job, and will give great pleasure to our family for years to come !

Will keep in touch if we find anything else to be transferred onto CD’s, or if anyone asks us where we had it done.

Best wishes,

Vicky

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Hello John,

Thank you, just excellent, your service is just excellent. Fast, efficient, superb audio quality, very professional, VERY fair price.  I recommend Shaw Sounds unreservedly.

Yours Sincerely,

John O'Connor

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Hello John,
Many thanks for your restoration of the two titles I sent you. What a difference
from the clicks and pops of the old recordings to the excellent quality of the new
CD recording.
I have some more titles which I will send through to you, again many thanks
for your help.
Carl
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Just received the CDs. You have made wonderful and flawless transfers.
I am so pleased to be able to listen to these irreplaceable recordings again.

Thanks
James
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Hello John
I picked up the LP & CD from the post office this morning. Thanks for getting it back to me so quickly.
You've done a great job digitising these tracks and it's good to hear them again.
I shall certainly recommend Shaw Sounds to anyone asking about the services you offer.
Kind regards,
Claire.
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I am delighted with the transfer from 7"vinyl to CD. The quality of the CD
is first class and the service from you was excellent. Fast and efficient
and your answers to my queries were dealt with immediately. I'm telling all
my friends about your excellent service and I'm sure I'll be back again in
the future too for more transfers. Many thanks.

Cynth Hermon 

 
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Hello John,
I would like to thank you so much for your service. 
Just came home and opened parcel. CD looks and plays AWESOME!!! 
MANY MANY THANKS
All the best. 
(I have another cassette so I now where it will be sent for conversion)
Kind regards
Artur

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Hi John

Listened to the transfer you did on Japanese melodies by Gregory.

I'm simply amazed at the quality, really takes me back to my youth.

It's a present for my dad who often played this to us on his 70th and sure he will be blown away.

I just wanted to say thanks for a superb service,

Very best,

Rowland.

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Well, what can I say? I am absolutely knocked for six by the job you did on my Shostakovich LP's.
They sound wonderful. 
That particular set has never been issued on CD except over 10 years
exclusively for the Japanese market & then they only pressed 1,000 copies
which sold out straight away & has proved impossible to find.
I very much doubt that the job they did was as excellent as yours.
The music on that 2 LP set is amongst my very favourite of all time & it sounds simply amazing.
The sleeve looks great too.
With most heartfelt thanks & gratitude for your excellent first class work.
Martin.
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Hello John,

First a very Happy New Year to you and your family.

I wanted to thank you again for transferring my father-in-law’s records to CD.

I wish you could have been there when he opened the CD present at Christmas

(he did not know about them). He was, to put it mildly, over the moon.

He kept on oh-ing and ah-ing! It is some years since he was able to play the records.

They are old friends to him and he has had immense fun playing the CD’s again.

Thank you so v much. He is a reserved and unemotional man, so to see him in raptures over the CD’s was an absolute

Joy. Thank you.

Thank you too for the further copies of my Grandmother’s 78 record to CD.

Again my Grandmother’s daughter (My Aunt now aged 84) was in raptures, especially with the much improved quality of the sound.

Many thanks,

Susan.

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Hi John,
I'd like to say a great big thank you for your help in bringing my dad's record back to life.
Everyone in the family is so thrilled and thankful to you. My mum said that record was made in 1980 and you made it sound and look like 2015!
Many thanks again and God bless you real good!
Femmi.
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Dear John,
Just to let you know I picked up the package today and am absolutely delighted with it!
I would have emailed earlier but have spent most of the evening listening to the CDs!
I should explain: listening to these tracks again is rather poignant as I haven't heard some of them
for many years.
My parents (Catharine and Alan Simmons) would often practise these songs for concerts when I was young,
but my mum sadly died very suddenly when I was 16, almost 21 years ago, so it is especially wonderful to hear her again so clearly.
My dad has since re-married and moved to the south of France, but the guitar
he used for 50 years (including on those recordings) was recently stolen, which was another reason I felt it was time these tracks were heard again.
So, thank you, very much, for making such a lovely job of what I'm sure you can see is a very precious project for me,
and (I hope!) the rest of my family (I'll keep you posted on that when I gauge their reactions at Christmas!).
Incidentally, I see what you mean about Eleanor Rigby - it's a great arrangement!
John is a clever choral director and arranger, and was recently awarded an MBE for his services to Music in Teesside. 
Many thanks, again, for your very prompt, personal and professional approach to this project.
With kind regards and all best wishes from a very satisfied customer,
Elizabeth Woods.
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Dear John,

Thank you so very much.  I couldn’t be more delighted – and such speedy service also.  I thought an organist’s son would do a great job!

Again many thanks and all good wishes,

Mary  (Colling)

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Hi John,
Just a line to let you know that I have received the CD and original tape.
I am extremely pleased with the result, as I really did not know what you could recover from a tape recorded in August 1959.
The date established as it was stated at the end of the recording - the result is truely amazing, and I would like to thank you very much for the entire service you have provided.
Kindest Regards,
David.

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Hi John,

Received CD and am thrilled to bits to hear my uncle Willie again.

Slightly the worse for wear as he sounded as though he had had a few.

You probably couldn’t comprehend some of his rich Northumbrian dialect but I could !

Thanks again,

Frank Cain.

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Hi John,
Great job and customer service. CD  sounds so good.
The art work is really great as well , you even covered up the corner cut off from the vinyl cover!
Will certainly recommend you.
Kind regards, 
Ray. 
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File safely received, and I am delighted. The recording quality is
better than I had expected, and it is a fine memorial to our late
Organist Emeritus. He gave the recital two years after he retired
after 37 years as Organist of St Peter's Nottingham. The organ broke
down irretrievably some ten years later and was replaced using only a
little of the existing pipework, so it is good to have a record of the
old instrument. I shall have hours of fun (?!) editing it into
separate tracks.

Many thanks for your prompt and efficient service. I shall certainly
know where to turn for similar problems in the future.

Best wishes,

Mike.

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Hi John,

Considering the terrible state of the original records, I am delighted that you were able to clean up the recordings of my father so well.

It was very emotional for me to hear his wonderful voice once more. I have told my children and grandchildren so much about his singing and now they can hear it for themselves.

I am extremely grateful; thank you. I will recommend your service to anyone who's interested.

Lesley Wyatt.

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Hello John,
The CD has arrived this morning and I have just played it.  I find it quite wonderful to be able to hear a recording made in 1946 sounding so clear and full of vitality.
Thank you so much for making that possible.
Thank you also for the care you take with my records. I am so lucky to have found Shaw Sounds!
Best wishes,
Jill
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Hello John,
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the LP transfer you have done. The sound quality is tremendous, far better than I had hoped.
I have in mind another LP of Jacques Loussier, which I might ask you to transfer in a few weeks time.
Regards,
Adrian de Baat

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John, just received record and CD's.

Thank you very much, very impressed - Dad will be over the moon with the result.


First class service, thanks again.


Mike Harness
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Morning John,

Just received the record back! That was quick, very impressive.

Very special to hear the recording, thank you very much, you did a great job.

I have just paid £28.50 by Paypal, hopefully!

Thanks again,
 
Andy Johnson.

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Hi John,
Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job transferring and cleaning up the audio cassettes I sent you recently.
I was especially pleased with how clearly the off-air radio 1 recording turned out. Brought back a lot of memories!
All the best,
David.

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I am pleased to enclose a cheque for the recovery of my vintage 45 rpm record to CD.

Usually I'm quite verbose, but am at a loss to to find words to sufficiently thank you for such an excellent job.

I must simply thank you with gratitude.

Sharon Duncan.

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Dear John,

Thank you very much for sending the CD's you made for me, and the excellent packaging.

Having listened to one of them, I am very pleased with the quality of sound you managed to acheive despite those two rather ancient amateur cassettes.

I'm sure my family will be pleased to have them.

J. McCurdy.

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Dear John,

I've spent an enjoyable - and rather nostalgic! - afternoon listening to the various CDs that you created for me from my four Philips audio cassettes.

The transcribed tracks far exceed the original recordings in quality now that most of the 'motor rumble' has been filtered out.

I've played the relevant CD's through my CD/DVD player, and all the digital variants are now installed safely on my computer - so job done!

I'm very pleased with the overall results, and convey my thanks to you for the trouble you took to optimise the sound.

I'm now looking forward to sharing the CDs with my respective grandchildren.

It will be interesting to see their reactions, and to ascertain just how much they might remember of the original recording sessions.

Thank you again.

Regards

Derrick Baker.

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John,

The CD transfer's of my 78 records arrived today and I've just paid you online via Paypal with my VISA card.
I burst into tears when I heard my Uncle Bob so goodness how my cousins will feel.

Many thanks

Jan.

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Hi John,
Many thanks for the three Modesty Blaise - Last Day in Limbo beautifully presented CDs which arrived this morning in perfect condition - and play perfectly - with significantly improved clarity and easy-listenable sound. Thank you for achieving the best audio quality possible - you're fine expertise is very much appreciated.
Very best wishes,
James. 

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Dear Mr Shaw
Apologies for not writing sooner, unfortunately I have had a short spell in hospital. My wife Wendy and I wanted to send our thanks and appreciation for the excellent job you did on our wedding service tape. The recording is 40 years old tomorrow and was made on a very simple mono recorder tucked behind the pulpit. You have done a wonderful job restoring and improving the original and the digital recording has already given immense pleasure. We are looking forward to letting some of the friends and family members who contributed to the music on the day, hear their music again. Once again we thank you and of course will not hesitate to recommend your services as widely as possible.
With kind regards,
Bob and Wendy Newton.

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Hi John,

I have now had chance to listen to all the CD's you sent back to me.
The quality of the sound is superb and beyond my expectations and believe me my system would show up any weaknesses! Very detailed precise sound with wonderful dynamics, stereo imaging and the emotion of vocals clearly coming through. And I am very fussy with CD sound quality i.e. replacing an old CD when a remastered version is released.
So many, many thanks
Best wishes,
Paul

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Dear John,

I write to confirm safe receipt of the 78 record and CD disk within 24 hours of having sent the same to you!
Shaw Sounds is a First Class Act all the way!  If only everything in life were to this standard.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Katherine and Peter Glasson.
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Hi John,

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for Dad's CD's from the old audio cassette.

You have done a fantastic job and we cannot thank you enough.

The songs as you know mean so much to us and to have them enhanced in this way, at this time, is something we are so grateful for.

We will actually want some further copies and if its okay will be in touch after the funeral regarding this.

Again, many thanks,

Carolyn.

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Hi John
Thank you for your prompt service.  It was amazing to listen to my father's voice. You managed to get great results from the rather tattered disc I sent you.
Well done and thanks again.
Kind regards,
Cameron Merriweather.

Hello John,

Well!! All I got every day was - what's in the box - what's in the box?
Then I got - well, it can't be that big because the box isn't very big!
I said, don't be ungrateful!
Come 10 past midnight I had to get out the 'present'. He couldn't wait until breakfast time. 
He knew straight away it was 'a disc' - but - when he saw what they are - he couldn't believe it. 
He said - especially of the Mozart CD - Where did you get that? I said, I got it made. 
He said, what do you mean? I said, I got it made - then had to explain that I had sent the tapes to you. 
He said, what tapes? (knowing Mozart was an 8 track). More explanations...  He said, I never thought I'd see that again. 
So, after a meal out at our daughters we put on the Mozart CD when we got home. Just couldn't believe hearing it again - since the '70's.
He said, it brings back so many memories (I think he was meaning of our 'courting' days in a little yellow sports car). He said, I can't believe that was copied from that old 8-track tape - the background sounds are so clear and the clarity of it - I can't believe it!
I think I could say he was - more than pleased!!!!
Also the Topol CD, we have listened to it as the cassette but to have it on CD now - and it is perfect too. 
Well John, you did a great job. So much so that I must look out other 8-track cartridges we still have in a box somewhere. Don't know what condition they are now in but I think of two that I may have to send to you to have them transferred. Give mr time to 'find them' !!
Many thanks once again.
One happy hubby!
Kindest Regards,
Eileen.

 

 

 

Mr. Shaw:
 
I don't know if I thanked you for your prompt and efficient service.  The old '78 and the new CDs arrived safe and sound. 
 
We were very excited to listen to my Uncle Mac's voice from 1943.  I never met him as he died in January 1944 after returning from England in July 1943.  It occurred to me when I was filing everything that this old voice record travelled a lot of miles ... from England to New Brunswick, Canada, from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, to England again and back to Nova Scotia.  Remarkable!!!
 
Thank you again for your assistance.  We are very grateful.
 
Sincerely,
 
Judy Woodland

 

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Dear John,
I received already the CD. Many thanks for your quick work. I am very impressed with the quality of the recording. I did not think that the sound could be improved to such a standard.


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Hello John,

I just discovered that I had forgot to write to you about your latest transfer.

The CD-transfer was superb as always.

I cannot thank you enough for the really wonderful transfers you have made for me. If only the record companies knew as much about the art of transferring LPs to CDs as you do ... .

I am still looking for some very hard-to-find treasures. If I am able to find them I will definitely come back to you.

Kind regards,

Kjetil

 

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John,

I've just been listening to my Jubiaba LP and am delighted with the sound quality.  No clicks at all, wonderful punchy sound and dynamic range.

Many thanks
Philip

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I just wanted to thank you for the quick turnaround in the work you undertook in transferring my fathers recording to cd. The sound quality is better than I could have imagined. Having only ever heard the songs via a scratched vinyl record you've made me even more proud of my fathers voice.

Once again thank you.

Carwyn Young.

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Hi John,

Just wanted to let you know that the CD has arrived and I am thrilled by the results. I wasn’t expecting much from an LP that was generated in 1971, but I have been more than impressed with the quality of the transferred recording. I would also like to thank you for the extremely fast and efficient service. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other potential customers.

 Thanks very much,

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John,
 
Got the package yesterday - can't tell you how thrilled I am with it. I am amazed you could get such good quality sound from an ancient record in such poor condition. I was quite emotional when I heard My Grandad sing again!! Can't wait to give the CD to my Mum for her birthday next month!
 
Many, many thanks once again for all your help.
 
Kind regards,
 
Sharon.


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Dear John.

The Mahler 2 disc arrived and I have just finished listening to it. It sounds excellent.  Shaw Sounds have done a very good job of the re-mastering. They seem to have given it more space so that you feel you are listening to the performace from the mid stalls. And what a thrilling performance it is!

Regarding the source, the CD was my dubbing from a play back on my old 1959 Ferrograph machine (on which the original recording was made) which is now in need of a major overhaul. I made the best job I could of the transfer but was aware of imperfections such as patches of pitch instability and had always assumed that a fresh dubbing from the tape on a modern recorder would be necessary. Your resulting disc is very good -  it all seems very secure.

Thanks,

 Michael Friend.

 

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Hi John,

Thanks so much for the CDs, which arrived almost immediately!

I am really enjoying listening to my recital again, without the drop-out problem at the beginning, the low levels, and all the distortion.

I think it was a good idea too to clean up some of the hiss and other noises. I haven't got to listen to the music and family tapes yet (I've been very busy trying to set up my new computer - the old one completely died); looking forward to that this weekend.I believe you're away at the moment.  So welcome home and thanks again for your prompt and excellent service.

 Best regards,

 Richard.

 

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Hello John

I have listened to the CDs and I can't tell you how impressed I am with the quality of the sound you've produced from such poor quality originals. I was absolutely floored. What an amazing job you've done - and in such an unbelievably short time. I can't believe my luck. Thank you so, so much.

Nicholas.

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Hi John

Thought you would like to know the tape and cds arrived today. Thank you so much for a good job. The clarity is superb. Listening to the cds I find it impossible to believe the original tape is 35yrs old, also I am unable to detect the break in the tape.

Thanks again it was worth every penny, it will give great pleasure for years to come to my cousin in Canada to hear her Ma and Pa`s voices again. Once again thank you John.

Mike.

Kent

  

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Dear Mr Shaw,
Thank you very much for transferring three LP's to CD for me.
I am absolutely delighted with the results. The quality and speed of your service has been amazing.
   
With very best wishes,
John Hughes.

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Dear John,

I have now heard all the 16 LPs that you have so far transferred to CD for me.

Your transfers are quite simply wonderful! All the liveliness, the warmth and the depth of the LP-sound is preserved. It has been a source of great joy to listen to them!

In one instance I was able to compare your transfer with a CD-transfer from Deutsche Grammophon of the same recording. I always had a suspicion that DGs CD-transfer was poor, and that suspicion was definitely confirmed. Your transfer was infinitely superior: The warmth and richness of the recording was suddenly present.

Thank you for your dedicated and invaluable efforts!

Kind regards,

Kjetil

Norway

 

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Hello John,

I have just received the 12 CDs from you.

So far I have only managed to sample some of your work.

All the samples indicate that your transfers are marvellous!

It is a joy to hear such a natural, lifelike sound!

Thank you!

Best regards,

Kjetil.

Norway.

 

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Hi John,

I was seeking to leave favourable comments but was only able to read them....can't find the appropriate button to press - so I'll do it this way and let you decide whether you want to transfer it to the huge list of other very satisfied customers.

I got the tape-recorder back this afternoon and it is up and running...it sure is great to hear it playing properly for the first time. It also plays the cassettes I recorded on the other Revox B215 faultlessly and needless to say, sounds terrific, the quality sound is a joy to behold.

Thank you for the very quick turnaround as I wasn't expecting such a very fast service and return so you can add one more very satisfied customer to the list.

Also, having read your blurb about 'John Shaw' I hope to heaven you are training others to take up your mantle when you decide to retire as the country badly needs people like you who can do the job that you do but in a very special way. Those of us who believe that 'quality sound' is the most important thing where music is concerned rely on you to keep and maintain our specialist equipment which we use for just such purposes so let's hope you are training others to follow in your footsteps.

Best Regards.

Desmond Diamond.

 

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Dear John,

Your parcel arrived safely this morning - thank you so much for transferring "The Green Lady" to CD for me, it sounds wonderful! I have only ever heard this album as either an MP3 download, or on a cassette that the record publisher made for me back in the 1970s (now lost), both much inferior to the LP and to this copy you have made for me. It is so good to hear it as it was intended to be heard!

Very many thanks again,

 Chris Shaw

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My wife Sylvia and I feel that it is most necessary to thank you for the excellent recordings that you produced on CD, made from well worn 30 year old tapes. A silk purse from a sow's ear is what springs to mind. We are truly delighted and feel sure that our son John will enjoy his birthday present next month.

(Copied many times from old tape recordings there was bound to be some distortion but John Shaw has produced a fine collection).

R.Gerard.

Torquay.

 

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Dear John,
I received the discs yesterday. They all sound really excellent (and the CD packaging you created also looks great!). Thanks also for the DVD with the FLAC files.

Your prompt, courteous and high quality service has been much appreciated!

I may have some cassette tapes lurking in the loft, and I now know who I should send them to for "digitisation"! (This might not be in a few weeks though....)

Thanks again and best regards,

Peter Spargo

 

 

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Dear John,
Thanks so much for transferring my audio cassettes to CD - they sound marvelous!
I've been trying to sort out the other cassettes I would like you to transfer for me, please, and can you believe another of the tapes has broken as I was trying to rewind it? But what a Godsend you are. I knew it didn't mean the end of that irreplaceable tape because you'd be able to repair it for me prior to transfer. I obviously found you just in the nick of time!

It will probably be the weekend now before I can get to the Post Office but in the meantime, once again, thank you so very, very much.

With best wishes,
 
Lois
 
Sheffield

 

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John,
I just wanted to say thank you for the fast, courteous and professional service provided by Shaw Sounds in transferring and restoring these vinyl records. I've listened to the songs a few times and I am impressed with the quality of the end product. If the opportunity arose I'd definitely recommend Shaw Sounds for anyone who wants to have their old records professionally transferred...
Thank you and keep up the enthusiastic and dedicated work.

Regards,
Csaba

 

 

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Hi John
 
Many thanks for the CDs which have just arrived - they are all fine and it is a testament to the sound quality that you achieve that I have had so many done. They are absolutely superb and irreplacable and this project has filled a huge hole in our record collection. We have an AVI Laboratory Series CD Player, AVI Laboratory Series Integrated Amp and a pair of ATC SCM 20 Monitors so we are used to superb quality recordings.
 
Many thanks
 
Julie
 
Poole
 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Recently you converted an old L.P to a C.D for me, this L.P was of great sentimental value as it contained my Father singing at the Edinburgh Tattoo in 1967.

I would just like to let you know how impressed I am with the sound of the C.D ( you managed to get all the squeaks out of it) and with speed at which you done this and returned the L.P to myself. Excellent service...

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Virginia Barnett.

Swansea

 

Dear John,

A belated but heartfelt thank you for your prompt and efficient service with regard to transferring my 6 LPs onto 6 CDs. All tracks sound magnificent but as I had not the opportunity to play the LPs before sending them on to you I have nothing to compare it with. It is not uncomfortable to listen to.

I will, most likely, be asking you to transfer more of my valued LPs as I come across them.

Many, many thanks

Paul Bainbridge


 

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Hello John,
 
CD arrived yesterday and I waited for my sister to listen to it!   Loads of tears but real pride too! 
 
Don't know how to thank you enough for bringing a little part of our Mum back to us and to have a recording for her grandchildren to keep.
 
Needless to say, if anyone we know needs anything similar doing, your name will be be first out!
 
Best regards
 
Kim
 

 

 
I'm just writing  to thank you for the fabulous CD. I was amazed how good the reproduction was, especially as the original records were so old. I don't suppose they would have been marvellous recordings from a machine anyway. It was very interesting to listen to what Roy had to say (one thing was that the Voice O Graph records cost him 25 cents each!). I know that my aunt is going to be thrilled when she receives her copy.
 
Many thanks,
 
Janet Chase
 
Bournemouth
 


 

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 Hi John,

The cd and record were waiting for me in London on my return from Cambridge - thanks so much for a truly first-rate service, very much appreciated.  Am listening to the result now, for the first time in quite a few years - I no longer have an LP player.

Thanks again,

Dr. Laurence Paul Hemming

London 

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Dear John,
 
Well you surpassed yourself the last time! The sound quality was absolutely superb. I had a couple of music enthusiasts round here last week and they were raving about it: one of them said "it's just incredible that that's transferred from a 1950s LP!" I agree.
 
Thanks again.
 
David Chandler
 
London.

 

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Dear John,

New Year's Day 2012,

Yesterday (New Year's Eve) the postman brought a Special Delivery packet from Shaw Sounds. What prompt and efficient service - over Holiday Week too!

I was delighted to find it contained the copy of my Mother's Voice Record together with the original aluminium disc. My daughter arrived shortly afterwards and we were able to listen to your CD together. Even with the inevitable imperfections of fairly primitive recording technology, that voice from 80 years ago was, amazingly, instantly recognisable to us both. Her melodramatic delivery of Shakespeare's Sonnet No73 rounded off with God Save the Queen and a sonorous "Amen" brought back her irrepressible sense of fun. Thank you for your skill in making available to us this teenage Great Grannie !

Only a minute long - but one that will be treasured by all her family. She was much loved

PS You were right - the second track, the old ad song for De Reszke Minors, is historically fascinating too!

Yours,

Hazel Hawkins

Buckfastleigh

 

 

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Dear John,

The LP conversion to CD that I asked you to make was delivered today. I cannot say how thrilled I am with your service and with the product. Thank you so much for all you've done. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Kindest regards,

Craig Fitzpatrick

Rotherham

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Dear Mr Shaw
 
The CD has arrived safe and sound thank you sooo much!
 
I took it to Mum tonight, she is thrilled.
 
I can't thank you enough for your care and advice.  Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
 
Kind regards,
 
Beverley Lambert
 
Swindon
 
 
 

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Hi John,
Thanks for de-noising my recording - listening to the CD now, I am delighted with the results!
Regards.
Shak.

Slough  Berkshire

 

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Dear John,

(1934-1949 "The Sounds Of Time" BBC 78 Records) 

The CD has arrived. I really like the cover. Thank you so much for such a quick and efficient job! If everybody was working like you, England would be in no economic trouble!

Isabelle.

Sevenoaks  Kent

 

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Dear John,
 
I thought you would like to see this e-mail from Roger Fisher, Organist Emeritus, Chester Cathedral.
 
We are very pleased to receive the ultimate accolade from him.
 
Thank you for your excellent transfer to CD.
This morning  I had a little less rush than usual and was, at last, able to listen to the splendid CD you gave me in July. 
 
Heartiest congratulations to all concerned on the singing and on the playing.
It was lovely to hear such fluent psalm singing and I found the other interpretations both sensitive and often thrilling.  It was good, too, to hear a parish choir that is able to keep  high standards of enunciation and intonation.
A well chosen programme deserves warmest congratulations.
 
Josie,
 
Latchford
 
 
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Hi John,
 
I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent job and for making the whole process so straightforward.
 
Best wishes, Jules

 

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Dear John,
 
Your parcel arrived today, and I have rushed to listen to the two CDs you have transcribed for me. Thank you so much! You have done an absolutely first-class job, the sound is literally breathtaking - no discernable surface noise at all, just the pure music. Listening to these albums transports me back 35 years to when I was hearing them on my much loved first hi-fi (Leak amplifier, Dual turntable and Celestion speakers!). The whole package is excellent - the reproduced LP cover art-work and even the title details printed on the CDs. Thank you also for turning the job around so quickly, I could not have wished for a better service.
 
Thank you again, and very best wishes,
 
Chris Shaw

 

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Hi John
 
I am happy to say that my CDs have arrived and they are Great, Fantastic, both my wife Ruth & I are very pleased with the result and we will certatainly let you know when we need more copies.
A Job Well Done!
 
With our Thanks Roy E. (son) VC.MM.

 

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Dear John Shaw,
 
Brilliant!  I don't know how you do it so quickly and so well.  I only posted the lp on Saturday, and the CD was delivered here on Tuesday!  Sadly, I was in hospital and couldn't collect the parcel until today.  But thank you - a great old lp now available to me again in CD form.
 
Grant Shepherd
 
London
 

 

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Dear Mr Shaw

Thank you for the the LP to CD transfer (Minim' Mbili) which arrived yesterday.

No hiss, crackle or click! I'm impressed by the quality of the transfer and the trouble you have taken to produce a CD case, all done quickly.

Many thanks

Sincerely

Tony Beer

Ullapool

 

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Dear John Shaw,

Thank you so much for dealing with my my old BBC records.

I am suprised that they sound so good!

I haven't heard them for years - they sound so dated it's quite funny at times.

Many thanks,

P. Streat.

Totnes.

 

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John,

I would just like to let you know that I am delighted with the results of transferring a vinyl LP onto CD. I have searched in vain for many years to obtain a CD copy of this particular record. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shaw Sounds for the prompt, professional service and value for money.

Thank you.

C.B.

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Dear John,

What a marvellous job you made out of such unpromising material.

Very many thanks.

Richard Kitching

Derby

 

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Hi John,

Just to let you know that the cd arrived this morning and to thank you for the brilliant work you have achieved on the transfer of my very old 8 track tape to cd.
I am very pleased with the result and would certainly recommend you to others.
 
Once again many thanks.
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mike.
 
Southampton
                                                                                                                               

 

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Hi John,
 
Just to say that the package arrived safely today.  Thanks for providing such a speedy, competitively priced & excellent service.
 
I played both discs earlier on & have to say I'm delighted with the results - it's great to finally have these two 'old favourites' on disc after all these years !  The cover scans from the sleeves came out very well too. 
 
I'd definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a similar restoration or transfer service.

Thanks again,

Graham

South Wirral

 

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Hi John,

I've just played the cassette to CD transfer and I'm pleased to say that it's everything I could hope for! Great quality considering, and the CD looks amazingly professional as well.

Many thanks - hope to use you again sometime.

Kind regards,

Chris

 

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Hello John,
The records and CDs arrived safely.
What a beautiful job you did and so fast.... already winging there way to my brother for his birthday..
I wasn't expecting the album covers to be on front and back (can't tell how much time I had spent trying to photoshop and size to do it myself... if only I'd known!).... and I love the way the CDs had the details on them... if I'd known that, I would have ordered a few more copies of the CD rather than the rather amateurish efforts I burnt off!
 
Many thanks... I will recommend you.
 
Best wishes,
Nicole
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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Dear Mr Shaw

Many thanks for the excllent copies you made of my cassettes to disc.

80 year old lady is very pleased!

Also very speedy service, thank you.

E. Bromley

Wolverhampton

 

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Hi John,
Just dawned on me that I haven't thanked you for the work music transfer you did for me recently.
Many thanks for the quick return & the quality of your work. Couldn't of been more impressed!

Kind regards,
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Hi John

Many thanks for such a quick return and for such excellent copies.

I wish, now, I had asked for more cd copies than the one extra I 
ordered.  The original LP belonged to my sister who died in 
distressing circumstances last autumn and I am thinking that it might 
be a nice memento to give a cd copy to each of her sons, who probably 
never heard the original.

Once again, many thanks indeed for surpassing expectations in quality 
and promptness!!

John Loughran

London


 

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Hi John
 
Received returned LP and CD this morning.
 
Brilliant, speedy, professional service. Will recommend. Thanks a lot.
 
Bernard


 
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Hi John,
 
The job you have done is totally superb !!!!!!   I am a voice-over artist
and actor as I think I may have told you .. and so I have been working
in professional recording studios for half a century .. so (with my hearing
still [fingers crossed] close to perfect), I can be a good judge of good bad or
indifferent. The sample tracks you have mailed me have been de-noised
perfectly  .. and I cannot hear ANY fidelity loss.  NO loss of audio quality
from the Verve LP recording done in 1958 (Which in 1958 wasn't actually
that bad).
 
Congratulations John ..  What a skill !!!!
 
 
Michael Mayer
 
Johannesburg
 
 

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John,

Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I am SO impressed with what you did for me, and also the incredible speed at which you sent me back discs & master CD. I would highly recommend you to anyone.
I have another record I would like you to put on a disk. It is basically a mini LP with 6 songs (3 per side).

Regards,
Rob Long

 

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Hi John
 
The package arrived today and I've been playing the CD's and thought I must write to thank you for such a fantastic job.
 
You're right about "Sovereign" that album was mastered at a top studio and it sounds it.
 
Thanks you very much for all your help.
 
Have a great Christmas !
 
Best wishes
 
Graham
 
Exeter
 
 
 
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Thanks very much for the Garth Brooks CD (from LP), which we received today, beautifully done.

Lisa

 

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Hi John,

Thank you so much for the excellent Royal Wedding CD's you produced for me. I'm thoroughly delighted with them and they play fabulously.

I have just received the transfers of the Demis Roussos albums I recently sent you. I am absolutely astounded at the speed of your work and the CDs are wonderful! It's going to be the best christmas present that my mum will receive this year! Again, I am really delighted with your efficiency and should there be friends and family that require similar work, I will happily recommend your services.

Thanks again.

Amanda

 

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John

Thank you for performing the digitisation so quickly. The audio
'cleanup' has come out much better than I expected so more thanks are
due. A great job at a good price.

Regards,

...Dave

Polegate

 

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John,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say "Thank you" for the first class job and excellent transfer you did for me on our Sesame Street record. Although this record is not necessarily a World recognised classic, it is quite special to our 4 children (now 27 to 31 years old) and they are delighted to have a copy that they can now play.

 

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John.
 
What can I say Sir.
 
What an absolutely amazing service you provide. Such a quick turn around as well. I didn't expect them for at least a couple of weeks.
 
I have been collecting 'Andy Stewart's' recordings for a long time. He made over 40 LP records and many singles throughout his life. A career interrupted by many bouts of poor health and finally cut short by his untimely death aged 59 in 1992.  Much of his latter stuff was released on CD but a lot from the 60's and 70's will, no doubt, never see the light of day again.
I have not had a turntable in the house for years and had forgotten about many of the tracks on the records.
I knew Andy personally, the last few years of his life, and I'm sure he would of been pleased at your marvellous efforts as well.
I couldn't be happier with the results!
 
A thousand thank yous.
 
Yours, most sincerely.
 
John Hardie.
 
Edinburgh

 

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Hi John
 
Just letting you know the cds arrived today. Thank you so much, the cd cases alone are excellent! I've just tried one of the discs and it really is spot on. The only way I could get hold of my mams favourite song ever was to get it on vinyl and hopefully get it transferred to cd, as a present for her 70th birthday. I'm sure she will love these cds.
 
Thank you again John, I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.
 
Martin Anderson.
Hartlepool.

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I would like to thank you for the time and effort you have spent in turning two very tatty reels of tape into the most precious CD's I'll ever own.

Dad died in January, hearing my grandmother and father singing & my son playing his trumpet, accompanied by his sister on the recorder has given me so much joy - I have played them constantly since they arrived and one is playing in the background at the moment !

I hope I don't wear the discs out !!

These memories are priceless - thank you.

 

Maria Pond

Wimborne, Dorset

 

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Hi John  - and very many thanks for the superb fast service. The cd's came today and are perfect.
You are great!
 
Cheers
 
Joy
 
 

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Hi There John,
 
I would like to thank you for your great service to my friend Dr. George Beckmann in handling his re-recordings. He wrote to me today and was over joyed at the success of the mission.
In this day and age it is good to know that there people who care, and it sounds as if you certainly are such a person.
 
Thank you, and regards
 
Keith P. Wright-Osment
 
Florida

 

 

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Dear John,

 

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"I would highly recommend John's audio transfer service.  He rescued some very old radio recordings for me; making them sound like new.  He was extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout the process, which was also great value for money. "  Vanessa Edwards - Former BBC Journalist.

Vanessa Edwards

Bournemouth

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Please find enclosed cheque payment for your invoice.

I shall like to thank you very much indeed for the really excellent service which I received from you.

Delivery of all the recordings came this morning and with the Bank Holiday weekend intervening I didn't really expect to get them back until probably the coming Saturday. So, congratulations both on the speed of service and the excellent quality of sound on the CDs. Super!

If I can recommend your services to anyone I shall most certainly do so.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Robinson

Worcs

 

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Hi John,
 
Just like to say great job on my LP to CD transfer and quick turnaround, fantastic service.
 
Many Thanks,


Lincoln  

East Sussex

 

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Hello John

I was very surprised to find they tried to deliver a parcel to me yesterday, and when I picked it up I wasn't expecting the finished CDs so quickly! 

You have made a remarkable transfer from the LPs, virtually all traces of pops and scratches have gone, you'd hardly know it was from an LP!

Thank you so much for your speedy and professional work.

 Kind regards,

 Mark James

 Exeter

 

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John - you are a genius - I am amazed at how much better the clarity of sound is now.

My mum will be delighted (as will my siblings).

And the rapid turnaround is very much appreciated.

I will pop your cheque in the post on Monday.

Huge thanks,



John Ashwell.

London

 

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Hello John
 
My record and CD were delivered safely this morning. We are very impressed with the quality of the recording, considering the poor state of the original. Thank you also for your very prompt communications.
 
Thank you again.
 
Regards
Gill Sadler
 
Wolverhampton
 

 

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Hi, John.

I got the record and CD back this morning. The work was first rate, and comparing the processed tracks with the original ones only reinforces that.

Thanks again. The next time I get my hands on a rare 78, I'll certainly be back!

Best regards,
Evan

London


 

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Have recieved the CD of Elgar Marches conducted by my Great Uncle Stanley Pope and it is excellent.
Thank you so much for the very quick turn around and for the quality of the recording. I never thought I would be able to get anything that he conducted to hear and this has made my day.
 
Thank you.
 
Regards
 
Gill Brion
 
Somerset
 
 
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Many thanks for the return of the cassettes and CDs which were received via Royal Mail van last Friday.
 
Have played them the CDs and the results are excellent. The Monte Rey recordings were 70 years old and given I have surround sound it was like having Monte in the living room - lovely.
 
Thanks again for your usual excellent service.
 
Kind Regards
 
MIKE CROWTHER.
 
Wiltshire
 

 

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Dear John,

The CDs arrived safely this morning and I am delighted with the result. My wife died very suddenly at the end of November and, as you will appreciate, this record of her efforts to record her early life is very important to my daughters and to me.The quality of the sound is so much better than the original tapes and I cannot thank you enough for your help and for accomplishing this with the minimum of fuss and in so short a time.

Best wishes to you and a happy New Year.

David Trott

Bristol

 

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Dear John,
 
Thank you for an excellent job of transferring audio from four dictaphone tapes onto CD for me.  I am delighted with the results and the quick turnaround.
 
Best wishes for the rest of 2010
Priscilla
 
Wiltshire
 
 
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Dear Mr Shaw

Thank you very much for being so helpful the other day in undergoing the transfers my 78 records to CD. I'm so delighted with the result and am sure we shall get a lot of nostalgic pleasure from your excellent work.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas with our thanks and good wishes.

Trevor Shannon

Norfolk

 

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Dear John,

Many thanks for a beautiful job.

Warm regards

Jeanne Golay

London

 

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John,

I have played two of the CDs this afternoon of the two records that previously had groove faults. I straightaway became involved in the Mozart 40 and was past the first fault point before I thought about it, but I was ready for the second point and detected nothing, and similarly with the Eroica I could not detect anything. I don't know what you found or what you did, but you have produced excellent results! Thank you.

Coincidentally, a related query appeared yesterday on a mailing list that I belong to. I took the opportunity to 'plug' your services, so I hope this might bring you a little more custom. The thread subject was 'Vinyl to CD' and my response was as follows:

"I can highly recommend John Shaw at Shaw Sounds for a high quality, professional copying service (turnaround currently three days).  John will copy pretty much anything to anything, the website for his details"  http://www.shawsounds.com/

David Worden

France

 

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John
 
I'd like to take the opportunity of thanking you once again for another splendid remastering service in converting Peter Hurford's Pachelbel organ works from LP to CD. Proves in my mind that Johann Pachelbel ought to be remembered as more than a 'one hit wonder' with his famous Canon and Gigue which supposedly underpins the catchy melody in Kyle Minogue's 'I should be so lucky' according to Pete Waterman.
 
The ability to reacquaint myself with this programme and Dr Hurford's choice of registrations and brilliant performance technique notwithstanding (now virtually distraction free plus the relative ease of individual track selection) makes one appreciate how far technology has progressed since the long playing record provided the primary means of sound reproduction.
 
That said I still find it absolutely astonishing that such a good Teldec DDM pressing and Decca's enviable international reputation in the field of sound capture and acoustic balance. Created from an early digital master tape such impressive results which only become truly apparent following CEDAR reprocessing. I would also not wish to make light your skilled contribution as audio engineer coupled to acute hearing which must always acts as the final arbiter.
 
Regards
 
Michael Bailey
 
Yorkshire

 

 

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Dear John,

I want to thank you for the outstanding improvement you have made to to some of my most difficult vintage vinyl recordings - I am absolutely delighted!

Just to summarise:-

A perfect result, you have managed to make the vocals more focused and the unusual orchestral detail is exposed so clearly, I think you have worked wonders!

With kind regards,

David Bonner.

Banstead Surrey.

 


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John,

One highly satisfied customer !

John,
 
I am absolutely delighted with the overall quality of sound you have
been able to achieve from my original stereo LP via digital audio
restoration through to final remastering to CD.
 
Reproduction has been transformed, it is little short of miraculous, far
exceeding my initial expectations as to what could be recovered from the
sonic limitations of the original medium. 
 
A thoroughly professional service has been provided. I have no
hesitation whatsoever in recommending it to others and look forward using
your services again.
 
Seasons greetings and very best wishes for the New Year.
 
Very much obliged to you for a first-rate job.
 
Michael Bailey

Yorkshire

 

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Hello John,
I have finally just ended the listening of the 11 recordings that you transferred on CD and I have to say that the result satisfies me completely. Cassettes, in particular, won enormously in clarity and in dynamics. As for the LP, the sound is very good.
 
Kind regards,
Jacques
 
Belgium
 
 
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Dear John
 
The CDs arrived this morning. The result exceeds my expectations - which were high to start with!  Given the age of the record and the fact that it was recorded on Southend Pier (in what, I presume, was not a studio to the professional standards we have today!), I think you have done a great restoration job. I also like the simplicity of the label you designed. So, a big thank you for your help and end result.
Thanks again, and I wish you a very Happy Christmas.
 
Kind regards
 
Duncan
D J PRIOR
 
Surrey

 

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Dear John,

I have been meaning to write to you for a month or so, please forgive me.

 

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Dear John,  

 

Many thanks for your astonishingly quick and efficient service - the CDs arrived today. I will be recommending you...

Best wishes,

Jane

Suffolk

 

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Hello John
 
Thank you very much for the master CD made from my old "Voice Record" metal disc. I am very pleased with your results and like the rich warm tones of the spoken voice. How on Earth did you manage to track the stylus over those corrosion spots? Amazing !
 
I have two other discs - 'Calibre Auto Recording' records made in the 1970s. Both are of vinyl, play at 45rpm and are single sided. I tried to play one on my turntable but could get no sound from it. They do have recorded sound on them as they were played on other equipment in the past. I will send them to you today.
 
Many thanks once again,
 
Steve
 
Bedfordshire
 
 
 

 


You transferred the content of my five 12" 78rpm double sided records from the early 1950's to a single CD - it has been a life-changing miracle for me!

The eight pieces of sacred music on these records have been unplayable for years...!

This is partly due to the difficulty of finding a suitable record player and partly because of the misery of finding and sharpening fibre needles. I also recall the music was continuous from one side to the next, sometimes broken up in the middle of a bar!

Your cheerful and rapid response, removal of all surface noise on the CD and reasonable charges are truly commendable.
With sincere thanks and regards,

Graham Williams

Leigh on Sea - Essex.

 

 

 

Apologies for not replying sooner but the parcel went back to the sorting office as no one heard the door bell! & then it proved difficult to get there to sign for it but I've now managed to listen to the CD & I must admit that the reproduction is nothing short of amazing !

Thanks very much.

 Alan Wise

 Berkshire

 

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Dear John,

 

On 3 counts, many thanks yet again on the 1st class transfers.

The 'Furtwanglers' have come out a treat "newly-minted", if a recording made in war-ravaged Berlin in 1943 can ever be called new !

 

Secondly, it was very good of you to spot the turnover break from side 1 to 2 of the Boheme. It was remiss of me not to forewarn you - I am much obliged to you.

 

Lastly, I want to express my appreciation for you travelling over twice which was service over and above the ordinary. Your help in this respect means a lot.

 

Every good wish to you and your wife.

 

Ken W.

Brentwood Essex.

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,
 
I am absolutely delighted with the transfers you have made of my audio cassettes to CDs, and I'm now thinking of what else I can ask you to do!
 
Thank you very much indeed.
 
Mr Brooke-Smith
 
Saffron Walden - Essex
 
 
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Good Morning John,
 
I would just like to say a big thank you for providing such an excellent service.
 
The quality of the cassette transfer is excellent, and I was so surprised to receive my order two days after posting to you.
 
Many thanks again for a 5 star service!
 
Andy Miles
 
Surrey

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Many thanks for sending the CDs so speedily, it is good to hear the improved sound quality from my old records.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Simpson.

St. Austell - Cornwall

 

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Hi john,

Just a quick mail to let you know that the courier arrived as scheduled
on Friday; I've opened the box and everything is in good shape, so many
thanx once again for your speedy and very professional work. I'll
certainly be in touch again should I need any more vinyl etc digitising
and will have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anybody I
know who needs similar.

Best wishes for the future.

Neil

Oldham


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Dear John

Thank you very much for attending to my LP/reel to reel items with such speed!, even quicker than I can ever recall !

I shall be sending you a new compilation soon as possible with the accent on cassettes this time.

All the very best,

Geoffrey Walters

East Sussex

 

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Hi John,

Many thanks for the conversion - the CD + our original disc came back yesterday. It turned out to be a recording of my wife's mother when she was a small girl - as she died a couple of months ago, it was a moving recording for us.

Best regards - David Wilkins

Buckinghamshire

 

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Hi John,

Thanks very much for the high quality recordings and for the amazingly fast 
turn-around, it is much appreciated.


Regards,
Eddie Newall 

Kent
 

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Dear John,

Over the past few years, you have done some terrific work for my wife and I, so I thought it
was time I dropped you a few lines of appreciation.

I spent ten years in the Hendon Band followed by a further ten years with the GUS Band
(world famous at that time), where I played in many BBC
Radio and TV recordings.

Each time I bought our tapes to you, starting about three years ago, I feared they would
have deteriorated far too much for you to work with them and was prepared for the worst.
However, with your expertise, including dusting most of them down etc., you fully recovered all  the music from the tapes - not only that, but the sound quality was
even better than we had ever hoped for.

Not only is our music and family get-togethers preserved, but we have so much more
pleasure in listening
to them, including in the car as we travel.

We look forward to making more visits to you in Romford, (stopping off at The 'Volunteer'
on route), before our 'mission'
is complete.

Thanks John for your excellent service - so pleased to have found you when scouring the
internet.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm     

Bedfordshire

 

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Mardle

Hi John,

Thanks very much for the CD - the audio quality is excellent and I'm very pleased with your efficient service.

 Best wishes,

 Philip Morgan

 

 

 
 
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Dear John,
 
I have just received the re-mastered CDs back of my Dejanice/Giouanni LPs and the sound quality is exceptional.

What I didn't say before was that I do have a comparison disk for the Dejanice--a homemade probably second generation copy of someone's LP. The difference in sound quality is staggering, and a great credit to Shaw Sounds!

Thank you.
 
David
 
Japan

 

 
 
Dear John,
 
Just to let you know that I was so pleased to find someone that was thoroughly recommended in Harold Wood, Essex. You transferred my 5" record to CD and the result is brilliant (considering the state of the original). I brought it to your studio at 10am and it was ready by 1.30pm! A truly professional service at a very fair price - I would not hesitate in recommending 'Shaw Sounds' to anyone !!
 
A. Cudworth
 
Sheffield
 
 

 

 

I played the CD as soon as I got home, and am absolutely delighted with it!  It is even better than the original records, with minimal clicks etc.  All the trebles and basses are there, and the quality of the music is very "full".  I am so grateful to you for this splendid result.
 
Kind regards, 
 
Dr. George Beckmann.
 
London
 

 

Just to say many thanks for creating a wonderful CD from my ancient audio cassette of family voices.
I can't really believe how much you have improved the quality and made it so easy to listen to and enjoy.
I shall be busy searching the archives for more work for you.
 
Thanks again,
Roger Anderson,
 
Chagford,
Devon

 


Just to say thank you for the excellent service you provided recently.

Kind Regards
Lance
 
Herts

 


Thanks very much indeed.

Ian

 

What a brilliant service you offer !

Chris.

Essex

 

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Hello John,

 

 
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Hi John,

I would just like to say a very big thank you for the excellent reel to reel to CD transfer process.
Given that the reels were 40-50 years old and many were entirely unlabelled I had assumed that the quality of recovered audio would be poor and that there would be few useful recordings. My assumptions could not have been more incorrect. As part of my profession I work with audio recordings on a day to day basis and I can say without doubt that the quality of the recovered audio was astonishingly good. I was also very pleased that the number of useful recordings was far higher than expected, hence I am extremely grateful that I took the risk and asked for unlabelled reels to be converted as well as labelled reels. 
The net result is that my family now has a window into the past that would have otherwise sat in a box and degraded over time. Listening to the audio has been an emotional and sometimes painful experience for myself and my family, but very much worth it. My mother (in her 70s) described the audio as "the best present ever", we last heard my fathers voice more than twenty years ago.
 
If you have a box of reel to reel tapes sitting in a box gathering dust I urge you to have them converted into a digital format and I would not hesitate to recommend John Shaw's exceptional service. The quality of the results and the speed of delivery both greatly exceeded my hopes and expectations.


Regards,
 
Bill Frost.
 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Just a little note to thank you for the conversion from LP to CD you did today for my mother, Mrs Hill (Eileen Fowler exercise record).  She is absolutely thrilled to bits with her new CD and has, as she has just informed me, ? already done her exercise for the day !  Thank you very much for the speedy and professional service - you've made an elderly lady and her daughter very happy.

 Kind regards,

 Lindsay Sabbarton.

 Romford

 
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Absolutely brilliant John.  And a million miles away from another effort I had done a year or so back from another "expert'.

Going to send you another LP shortly.

Regards,  Carl

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,
 
Many thanks for your swift attention to my old 78's.
I look forward to hearing the results!
 
I thought you might like to know, I found your website through Google & found the site itself very easy to use and informative. It gave the impression that my old records would be in knowledgeable hands.
 
Thank you.
 
K. Willoughby.
 
Scotland
 
 
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Hello John,

Received the cd today. I just want to say a very big thank you. I am thrilled to bits with it. I can't wait to see my partners face when I play it at our wedding.

 

Thank you.

 Kim

 Rye

 
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Dear John,

Just to confirm that we have received the record and CD version of David
Walton's Handel renditions of yesteryear.
Many thanks indeed - we are very pleased with the results and appreciate the swift conclusion of the job.

Best regards,
Carole.
 
 Kingston on Thames
 
Dear John,
 
Just a quick line to thank you for repairing and transferring my mums tape. I will recommend you to anyone in the future if they require quick and efficient service.
 
You have made an old woman very happy, thank you once again.
 
Wendy Clark
 
Buckinghamshire

 
 
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Hi John,

Received my LP this morning - great job, many thanks! 
The music is really 'present' again, if I can put it like that. I will likely send you the
other half of this double LP at the end of next week if that is OK.


Thanks again!
 Nathan.
 
 London

 
 
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Hello John,

A very belated thank you! My dad loved the CDs and couldn't believe the sound quality, it was the nearest I have seen him come to tears in 44 years!!!

Thanks again and hopefully we will have some more to do later in the year.

Alison.

Southend

 
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Dear Sir,
I want you to know how utterly delighted I am with the transfers from LP to CD that you have done for me - the sound is magnificent - and thank you too for your prompt service.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Margaret Eve.
 
Essex
 
 
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Dear John,
 
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the excellent service I recieved from you.
The 78 record you copied was very sentimental to our family, and we had not been able to play it for many years. I was a little worried posting it, and cannot believe the fast service you provided.
It was wonderful to be able to listen to it once more, and it will certainly bring a tear to my mothers eye once she gets to hear it again.
Many thanks to you -  I will certainly be recommending you to my family and friends.
 
Tracey Bantock.
 
Thurrock
 
 
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Hello John,
 
The CD arrived yesterday. It sounds great. I can't believe it !
I had a friend transfer them to tape from a 78rpm record player a couple of years ago and you could only just make out the songs - I was hoping for a bit better quality but this is so much better ! The family will appreciate it. Thank you!!!
 
 
Regards,
Colleen.
 
Whitstable

 
 
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Dear John,
 
Just to say thank you so much for the fantastic job you did on transferring My Grandads 78rpm recording onto CD. 
Having not heard it before I must admit I shed more than a few tears!
I'm sure my Mother will be the same when she hears it for the first time.
You have brought a treasured family member closer to us again. Thank you once again.
 
Yours most greatfully,
 
Kerrine McAulay.
 
Windermere
 
 
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Dear John,

I am writing to thank you for transferring two of my old LPs.

I haven't listened to "Blue" for over 10 years as I have no vinyl replay system - it's good to hear them again with no background noise!

The CDs were beautifully packaged with artwork, you turned them round incredibly quickly and most importantly, they sound great!

Thanks again.

Ian Walker.

Inverness

 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Please find my cheque attached, in respect of the transfer to CD of
my reel to reel tape of the Royal School of Church Music 1970 summer choir at
Westminster Abbey. As we discussed, I was a young chorister in the choir and have had
a reel to reel recording of one of the recitals for many years, although, regretfully, I
haven't been able to listen to it for what must be about 30 years or so.

I was amazed at the quality of the conversion to CD and have listened endlessly to the
recording, recalling every note from every line from every anthem as if they had been
rehearsed only yesterday. So impressed was I with the quality of the conversion that I
had to get a couple of copies which will make extra special Christmas presents,
especially for my parents.

Many many thanks for the work you have done for me which is much appreciated. I
would be more than happy for this note to be represented in the testimonial section of
your website.

With best wishes for the future.
Yours sincerely,


Suffolk

Michael Thompson.
 
 
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Hi John,
 
I have today received the CD's of my beloved Nan reciting her poetry and I just wanted to say thank you so much.
You have done a brilliant job of converting poor quality tapes onto CD and the quality is brilliant. To hear my Nan's voice again so clearly as she recites was wonderful and touching.
 
I can't thank you enough for your prompt response and understanding manner at this painful time.
 
My Nan was a beautiful lady and your help has enabled me to pay tribute to her memory in a way worthy of her.
 
I would not hesitate to recommed you.
 
Kind regards,
 
Kim Bircher.
 
York
 
 
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Hi John,
Just to inform you that I received the tapes yesterday and I'm more than just pleased at the results! 
They say that word of mouth is the best advertisment there is, I don't know anybody who could possibly meet your level of service.
Rest assured, I will certainly recommend you in the future. 
Thanks once again from a more than grateful customer.
 
John Lee.
Oxford
                                                                                                                                        
      
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Hi John,
I would just like to thank you for the excellent results you achieved in the transfer of my three cassette tapes to CD's. The quality is absolutely first class, as was the speed of service you give. I would also add that your personal help and consideration during our telephone conversations was second to none and very much appreciated!
 
I would have no reservations in recommending your company, it's outstanding!!
Many thanks once again.
Yours sincerely,
 
Ken Brown.
Essex.
 
 
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Hi John,
 
Parcel arrived safely - thank you, immaculately done.
Really appreciate the speed.

Jenny.
 
Surrey

 
 
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Hi John,
 
I received the CD today.
 
I'm very pleased with the sound quality and I thought that the miniature artwork was a really nice touch.
 
 
Should I find anymore records in the loft that I haven't heard for 20 yrs, you'll be the man I call.
 
Many thanks,
 
Regards,
 
Brendan
All in all an impressive service that I shall be happy to recommend to anybody.
 
 
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John

Thank you for transferring the LP - I had it back today. It's a joy to hear it again after so many years. For so long it has been a favourite of mine that I haven't been able to listen to. It's now safely copied to my iPod so I can listen whenever I travel.

I am so pleased with the quality of the transfer. It has remarkable clarity, considering that the original vinyl is nearly 34 years old!

Many thanks again,


Carl 
 
Sussex

 
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Dear John,
 
Fantastic service.  I received the discs back the very next day and given the age of the LPs I am absolutely delighted with the sound quality. The labelling in the CD case is the icing on the cake.   
 

Jeremy N. F. Norman 

St Davids

 
 
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Dear John,
 
I'm writing to say thanks so much for your amazingly quick service and excellent high quality transfer. The CD sounds brilliant; you've helped make several people very happy indeed.
 
All the best and thanks again,
 
Simon 
 
Saffron Walden

 
 
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Dear John,

I have received the CD today.  It's perfect.

What a truly professional and unbelievably fast service.  Its so rare to find such attention to detail these days.

My father will be thrilled.

Thank you so much for exceeding expectations.

I'm sure we will be doing business again!

Many kind regards,

Nigel.
 
Dartford

 
 
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Hi John,
 
Thank you so much for the quick response. I received my vinyl and cd's this morning.
I have listened to a couple of the cd's and the sound is amazing! Thank you for doing them for me. If ever I need more vinyl put onto cd, I'll be sure to use you.
 
Cheers,
 
Conrad.
 
Upwell

 
 
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Hi John,
 
Rec'd package and am playing it through at the moment. Absolutely thrilled with the quality and speed of your service. I have already processed payment via PayPal.

I have a 50 year old Buddy Holly album (33rpm) that I will be looking to get transferred to CD soon so will be back to you again...............quite a lot of crackle as you can imagine ??
 
Many many thanks,
Andrew.
 
Shropshire

 
 
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Hello John.
 
Just a note to let you know I received my CD this morning.
I can`t tell you how delighted my wife and myself are, the results you have achieved are fantastic, my wife had a tear in her eye while she listened to it.
So keep up the good work.      
 
Kind Regards,
Bill.    
        
Minehead                                
                                       
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Hi John
 
Six CDs safely received.
To date, I have only had the time to listen to parts of a few of them, but am absolutely staggered by what you have achieved.
You seem to have retained the warmth of sound which some serious audiophiles still claim is missing from CDs, whilst at the same time removing the clicks and distortions at the end of a side of an LP that used to drive me mad!
 
I am already preparing another batch to go to you.  You will discover I have very eclectic tastes, ranging from Bach Organ Music to Jean Michel Jarre!
 
Thank you so much again for your excellent service.
 
Kind regards
 
Mike.
 
Clacton
 
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Dear John,
Please find a cheque for £28.50p for transferrring the Judy Garland cassette tape to CD.
I also want to put on record my great satisfaction with the service that you provide-brilliant!
 
I hope that you have an enjoyable Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.
 
Best wishes,
 
Steve.
 
Barnstaple.
 
 
 
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Dear John
 
Thank you very much for sending me the copy CD which I received yesterday.  I have to say I am absolutely amazed at the sound quality, you've done a fantastic job.
 
I look forward to receiving the records at your earliest convenience.
 
Best regards
 
Simon Thornton
 
 Ipswich

 
 
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Dear Mr Shaw,
I would like to thank you so much for the swift and efficient service & for bringing my Dad's voice back to me. It's great to hear it!
 
Yours sincerely,
 
A. Kirk.
 
Surrey.
 
 
 
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Hello John, it's Ty.
You converted some 7 inch records to CD for me complete with front and back covers and CD artwork from a band called "The Giggles".
Just wanted to say that the outcome was better than I could of hoped for. The CD's are an Xmas gift and I'm sure they will be much appreciated thanks to your 1st class work.
 
Thank you again.
 
Ty Mc Donald.
 
Edinbrough

 
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Dear Mr Shaw

Many thanks for your efficient transfer of the vinyl records I sent to you to CD. I received the fruits of your labours a couple of days ago. I am most impressed with the way you have transferred the record sleeved covers to the CD boxes.


Sincerely, S. Berry.
 
Wanstead

 
 
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Hello John,
 
I have received the CD today and I am very impressed with the qulaity of your work and service level.
You mentioned that you did your "best" to reduce the high distortion on the LP, but given the age of the record I am more than happy with the final result!
Unfortnately I can't seem to get hold of the CD which was released in 1994, however this recording will more than suffice while I wait for the next re-release or am able to find a copy of the CD.
Once again, many thanks for an excellent service - I shall certainly recommend your company in the future.
 
Kind regards,
 
Adrian.
 
Halstead. Essex.
Received my CDs yesterday, many thanks, John.  Excellent service, as ever - prompt, well packaged, and well produced audio CDs - thoroughly recommended!
With thanks,
 
Tessa Cheal.
 
Hertford
 
 
 
 
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John,
 
Just a short line to thank you for your CD version of my Grandfather's record.
 
I was very conscious of the high noise level and low audio of the original scratched recording, but you have managed to make it not just comfortable but pleasant to listen too.
 
My cousin who had the original record said she and her daughter were moved to tears at hearing our Grandfather singing "Trees".
It was recorded almost sixty years ago before I was born and he died almost 40 years ago but I can recognise and remember the sound of his voice from this now.
 
It is a very valuable memento which I am copying to all the family and which includes those living now in Canada. It will be treasured and passed on down the generations I am sure. 
 
Thank you once again.
 
Kind regards,
Colin Moger.
 
Trowbridge
 
 
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Dear Mr Shaw,
 
Many thanks for the very quick turn around of my request, but also for the quality of the recordings on the resultant CDs.
It was an extremely emotional moment for me to hear something I had last heard some 40+ years ago with the clarity as if it was today, and the voices of people who are sadly now dead. I'm sure my mum will appreciate it for her 90th birthday, even though she is also likely to find it very emotional.
 
Again, many many thanks.
 
Dr PC Drennan.
 
Honiton
 
 
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John,
 
Thanks very much for the disc which arrived this morning.
 
Sound quality is fabulous and the whole ordering process was extremely easy.
 
I forgot just how good this track sounded and it sounds even better than my old vinyl version.
 
 
Thanks a lot.
 
Paul Johnson
 
Ely
 
 
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Dear John,
 
I don't know what you did or how you did it but I just had to write to say that the 'Romeo & Juliet' you transferred for me is just incredible!
 
The sound is so "alive! that I can imagine myself seated in 'The Boston' in Moscow.
There is more depth, more focus, more detail than the original which by comparison is restricted, one dimentional and recessed.
 
You've done a grand job there if you'll pardon me for saying!
 
Many thanks.
 
K.W.
 
Brentwood, Essex.
 
 
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Hi John

The CD arrived safely.  

You've done a great job with the conversion - the
whole conversation is now crystal clear.  My
grandfather passed away over 20 years ago and although
we have many photographs of him it is really special
to be able hear his voice so clearly on the CD.

 
Many thanks.
 
John.
 
Christchurch
 
 
 
 
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Dear John,
 
Received the CD transfer today.  
 
The service was certainly rapid and efficient.  More importantly the quality of the sound is amazing, not only have you been able to eliminate clicks etc,  but the original analogue sound has been retained.
 
Many thanks.
 
J. J.
 
Milton Keynes
 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

1 have to agree with the recommendations on your website as to the
efficiency and speed of your service, it is magnificent
and of course I am
so pleased with the finished article.

My only regret is that I did not record more of my father's reminiscences about his childhood in
Manchester but of course one never realises at the time how important it
will be when you reach the age of appreciating nostalgia.


Should I discover any further "gems", I will be forwarding those to you too without
a moment's hesitation.


Many thanks.
M. D.
 
Birmingham
 
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John,
 
Thank you so much for the beautiful CD's - they are more than I could have hoped for.
Your work is excellent indeed and brings back so many memories for our family.
It was a pleasure speaking to you and dealing with you.
Perhaps I can be in touch again for help in the future.
 
Again many thanks.
 
C.R.
 
Luton
 
 
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Dear Mr Shaw,
 
Just wanted to thank you for your excellent service. I received my order back only 3 days after sending it and I am thrilled with the results.
The records were copied for my dads Christmas present, he will be chuffed to bits, hasn't played them for years!
All that remains is for me now to sneak the LPs back into his record collection!!
 
Thanks again.
 
 M. I.
 
Haverford West

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...Well, I don't quite know  where to begin.... there used to be
a joke about someone known as
'Speedy Gonzales' !
 and you seem
to fit the bill...
anyway thank you very much for a WONDERFUL job particularly from the
overall sound point of view,- it used to be the case that if you transferred musical sound from one media to another you always lost sound quality... your equipment seems to have built-in safe guards here ?

Thank you again for your warmth and kindness but most of all your wonderful expertise.

G.W.

Devon

 

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John........
Album and CD arrived here a couple of days ago.CD sounds perfect (as did last one).
Wonderful presentation,Superb service and communication. As soon as I am able to locate next album will send it to be transferred to CD.
A pleasure to do business with you and will not hesitate to use you again.
Thanks,
Richard.
 
Yorkshire
 
 
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Hi John,
 
Thank you for transferring the Supremes "We Remember Sam Cooke" to CD format.
Wow ! fantastic job and so quick. Really impressed with the LP cover (back & front) copied onto inlay cards. Would highly recommend your service to others.
 
Keith Bache
 
Luton
 
 
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Posted LP to you on Monday, rec'd CD and LP today, Wednesday!! absolutely brilliant service, I can't believe the quality of the CD, the LP was in a terrible state! I am now looking for more work for you!
The cheque is in the post. 
 
 Regards,
 G.S.Phillips.
 
 Avon
 
 
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Hello John,
Compact disc and album arrived here yesterday.
Cannot believe quality of CD, just superb !!!!!.
Presentation absolutely Brilliant.
Service second to none.
Thanks for transfering my vinyl to cd. I'm looking for another two albums by same artist and as soon as I am able to purchase them I will send to be converted.
 
Thank you again.
Richard.
 
Cornwall
 
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Many thanks for a job well done. The single track sounded seamless, bearing in mind it was a split recording on separate sides of a record.

Quality exceptional considering the home made recordings on 78s were fifty years old !

My parents have yet to hear it but am sure they will be delighted.

A job very well done and anyone else worried about entrusting you with their treasured recordings especially home recorded 78s, don't worry.

Professional quick service and I have no hesitation in recommending you.

Thank you,

Paul

Ireland

 

I hope to have this track played at the Priory for my parent's fiftieth wedding anniversary and renewal of their vows.

 
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I just wanted to say thank you very much for a no hassle super quick and professional service.
After waiting three weeks for my local hi-fi shop to say their machine can't copy my lp to cd because of a problem,
it was nice to find you and get the job done.
 
Many thanks again
 
Nigel Bartlett
 
Wales
 
 
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"Got the LP to you on Saturday. Received back with CD on Tuesday.
The sound quality is out of this world. Without doubt one of the best decisions I ever
took when I found your web-site.
Can't recommend you enough to others looking for this type of service."

Once again, many, many thanks. I shall remember you when it comes to sifting
through MY old vinyl at some point.

Adam Ritchie,
London


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Have recieved the CD of Elgar Marches conducted by my Great Uncle Stanley Pope and it is excellent.
Thank you so much for the very quick turn around and for the quality of the recording. I never thought I would be able to get anything that he conducted to hear and this has made my day.
 
Thank you.
 
Regards
 
Gill Brion
 
Somerset
 
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Dear John,
I had to stop playing the CD - tears were streaming down my face. The clarity of the singing is so beautiful it is like breathing fresh air again. 
Thank you, not just for transferring my records and tapes onto CD, but for somehow lifting the music up onto a higher plane.
With warmest regards from a very satisfied customer,
S.F.
 
Exeter
 
 
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Dear John,
 
A huge 'Thank You' for transferring my old records on to CDs. I am absolutely delighted with them - I listened to them for hours yesterday when I received them­. The Howell's School 78 records were made in 1952 or 1953. It was strange listening to myself as one of the soloists - I was the soloist singing to the harp accompaniment, -  (and chorister) after all this time! Then, of course, the three records made in St. Clare's Convent School (1967, 1968 and 1970)  were when I was the accompanist/conductor/Music Teacher!! - again very happy memories­­.
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Thanks so much.
Kind Regards,
Anne
 
Aberdeen

 

 

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Hello John

 

Last Friday I posted to you the contents of my Music Transfer Project. I assumed that I would have to wait patiently for a week or so before hearing the outcome on a CD.

 

I was absolutely astonished when your parcel safely arrived on the following Monday, all

complete and ready to play. Also, I discovered that there was no need to worry that new CD's could ever sound as good as the original vinyl, well yours do.

 

As one of your new and many satisfied customers, I think you perform magic using your knowledge and experience, not only to enhance our listening pleasure but also to enable record collectors, to limit the wear & tear on their treasured tracks.

 

Thanks

Bob Richardson

West Sussex

 
 
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John,
Received the CD this morning. Wonderful Valentine's Day present - I didn't know you cared... Listening to it right now. Great job thank you.
You offer a fast, effective professional service. I would also like to comment on your web-site: It is well laid out, concise and user-friendly.
I have no hesitation in using your services again or indeed recommending you to family and friends.
Diolch yn fawr,
Thank you very much,
iolo.
 
Wiltshire
Hi John,
 
Just got the tapes and CD's and have been listening!!!!!!!!!
 
Thank you so much for a wondefrul service its been very emotional hearing my Grandmother and Father again so clearly after all these years and it has brought back a lot of lovely childhood memories.
 
It's like being back there again!
 
It's also great to have this for Easter as we can listen as a family!
 
Best Wishes
 
Steve Kimber
 
Brighton
 
Many thanks for making an excellent job transferring the LP to the CD. It is as if it was new and not a sign of any sound interference at all. You even manage to convey something of the "Big Sound" of the vinyl LPs that modern CDs don't seem to have.
 
Many thanks again
 
Andrew Hume-Voegeli
 
PS I will no doubt be in touch again to do a similar job another old LP.
 
Birmingham
 
 
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Dear John,
I'm really delighted with the copy. The quality is extreemly high, the way you've presented it on the CD is immaculate, and the turn-round time was far shorter than I expected.
All in all, an excellent service - many thanks.
 
D.S.
 
Dorset
 
 
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Dear John,

I just wanted to thank you for the very prompt and efficient transcription you did for me. I really didn't think I would be able to get the cassette transcribed so quickly and professionally, so thanks very much!

J. W.
Swanage


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The CD's arrived Saturday, and we are very pleased with what you were able to accomplish with them. Both my sister and I had tears in our eyes as we listened to our mother playing the piano from so many years ago.
 
I have also sent you in today's mail, the remaining tape(s), with an enclosed note. Please see if you can work similar wonders on them.
 
Thanks so much,
 
R.P.
USA
 
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Dear Mr Shaw,
 
Thank you very much for sending me the CD of "cleaned up" Alice! I think it is truly amazing how you have managed to filter out the awful scratches and enhance the actual music and voices. The wonders of electronics, and the skill of John Shaw! Even when the 78rpm records were new they were not as clear as the sounds coming over following your work. Thank you very much, and especially for doing the work so quickly.
 
With many thanks and good wishes.
 
F.S.
Cumbria
 
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Hello John
 
Thank you very much for an amazingly fast return of the above CD.  I am very pleased with it, it sounds great.  I will be only too pleased to recommend your service.
 
All the best
 
Shirley
 
Cambridge
 
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Hi John,

Just to let you know the recording of the tape on CD arrived in perfect
condition exactly as I would have wished.  The recording is of outstanding
quality after 37 years'  I shall certainly recommend your service to anyone
interested and I thank you for your efforts and for the prompt service.

Best wishes.

Ken Doughty.
 
Southampton
 
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I am writing to say how delighted I am with the CDs that you produced for me from the LPs, singles and tapes.
 
For me, the one that is the most remarkable is The Shepherd's Song by The Tony Osborne Sound.  As I said to you, the quality of the recording on the single had always been poor. I wouldn't recognise the CD as having come from that record.
 
I was also very impressed with the covers you produced, and the trouble you took with those which were taken from LPs.  I suppose to say that they are incredibly professional isn't quite the right thing to say, but I hadn't expected anything like this.
 
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, and I very much appreciate the care that you have taken in putting these CDs together for me.
 
With best wishes.
 
Karenina.
 Kent.
 
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I can't tell you how delighted I am with the discs that you sent me last week. In view of their excellence, I have decided to add to the number already sent.
Thanks for all your courtesies and good work.
 
A.A.
Norfolk.
 
 
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Hi John

Just to let you know that the tape and CD arrived safely. thanks for the terrific work.

Regards Pete

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This is the first time I have ever used a vinyl to cd transfer service so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a top class service. The recording is absolutely fantastic, amazing quality. I sent the record on the Wedenesday and it was back with me along with the recording on Friday morning. I will definitely be using this company again and I can recommend it to anyone. Try it for yourself.
 
Ian Macpherson
 
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Hi John.
Just confirming received safe and sound today. Beautifully packed.
I'm very pleased, and so will my wife be: she's a teacher, and it's to save
her voice. It's nice to deal with someone who takes the trouble to do things
properly. Thank you.
 
 J. W.
London.
 
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Many thanks indeed for the CD that you copied for me; quite above my
expectations!
 
P.Y.
Gloucestershire.
 
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Just a quick word to thank you for the CD's - your service is excellent in every respect and I am delighted with the quality........I have already recommended you to a cousin who has a large quantity of valuable 78 records.
Again very many thanks.
 
C.S.
Surrey.
 
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Have received my first batch of CD transfers. Absolutely delighted with the
quality. Mother in Law will be ecstatic to be able to hear the Welsh
Congregational Singing once again. It is only a pity that you don't provide
ear plugs!
 
H.T.
Surrey.
 
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For one horrible moment yesterday when I got home, I thought that the Royal Mail had returned my parcel.
In one way they had, as it was being returned by you! I can't believe you turned it all around so quickly. We are thrilled with the results and most grateful for the excellent service you have provided. There aren't many people like you left in business nowadays - you obviously take great pride in your work.
 
D.H.
 West Midlands.
 
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Many thanks for the quick courier return of the tapes and the wonderful CD transfers.
My goodness the various concerts take me back to the occasions immediately! With your excellent and high quality machines, you have revitalised the sound from tapes that have been hanging around unplayed from over 25 years ago! I am amazed by the sound!
 
With my good wishes.
R. M.
Cardiff.
 
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I should just like to tell you how delighted I am with the CD you made for me. The sound quality is superb, as is the presentation and the promptness of delivery. Thank you very much.
 
Best wishes,
P. R.
Kent. 
 
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I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you, for an excellent service, perfect sound and to even copy the sleeve to make it look good....
My mum's over the moon, thank you so much John.
 
M.M.
 London.
 
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I have now had the opportunity to listen to the CD's you kindly made for me and I am most delighted with the superb play back of the items you have transferred.
The vinyl transfers of organ music made some fifty years ago would appear to have been only made yesterday and that speaks well of your engineering skills.
The CD's of the 'Messiah' tape have also been carried out with much skill and the end result has brought back a memorable concert for my wife and I in a large Central Hall.
Thanks again for your efforts.
 
P.R.
Suffolk.
 
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I have just received my first CD from you and I am more than pleased. I am astounded with the quality of your workmanship and the very prompt service you provide.
It is so thrilling to hear the sounds of the past reproduced to such a high quality, thank you very much.
 
C.M.
 Shropshire.
 
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Thanks so much for the wonderful job. Those records were of huge enjoyment for my father and are an emotional reminder of my childhood. I've spent all PM listening to them and the quality is remarkable. It has brought alive the phase 4 albums and it has been quite an experience listening to them in all their glory. Thank you once again for an excellent job done so quickly.

M.P.M.

London.

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.................I've just finished listening to the CD that you produced from my old reel to reel tape, "The Valkyrie Act 3". There's always been a legend amongst Wagner/Goodall fanatics that it was an exceptional performance. Now I know it is! Thanks to your technical wizardry I can hear it so crispy and full-bodied in sound. It's a stunning transcription! Many thanks for the very considerable pleasure you have made possible. The enclosed payment cannot begin to measure my gratitude.

P.R

London.

I cant thank you enough for the quality reproduction onto cd of my record and also its prompt return.
Will certainly be using your service again once I can look out those old lp's out of the loft!!
 
Thanks again.
J. H.
Herts.
 
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Well, I received the 2 CDs this morning. 

The morning at work dragged slowly, with the CD's teasing me on my
desk.
Lunchtime came and I rushed out to the car to have a listen.
Obviously I would not expect the end result to be in glorious technicolour
stereophonic sound, especially given the state of the original mono
recording and physical tape!  Something about silk purses and sows ears? 

However, I would go as far as to say the CDs reflect how the tape used to
sound when the recording was first made, but "cleaner" - minus the usual
tape induced noise.  I can actually hear some of the lyrics now!!!!!!!!!!!

 ....AND you managed to get all the background noise preserved, just as I
 requested, without breaks in between the tracks. 
And if that wasn't enough, I was delighted to see the overall title and
 track titles on the CD and inlay - just to put the proverbial icing on the
cake.
Am I pleased with the result?
YOU BET I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
My verdict? 

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 Money very well spent as far as I am concerned. 
From your point of view, the bad news is that offhand I cannot think of
any other tape or vinyl I possess that require the same treatment 
The good news is that: 
1.  If I find any I will come STRAIGHT to you. 

2.  If I hear of anyone else needs a similar service I will have NO
hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to them.
You might get the vague impression that I am singing your praises and
leaping up and down in glee with my restored recording.

YOU WOULD BE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Thank you very, very much for a job well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Very Best Regards, 
A Very Happy And Grateful 
Ron Hobbs

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....thanks for an excellent job on my Francis Jackson organ tapes. I am so pleased that they came out so well. I've had a lovely wallow in nostalgia and know I shall have many happy hours of listening again and again! Thank you for making this possible.

R.R.

 Norfolk.

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I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you made of recording my records onto CD.
The quality is excellent, and I'm so pleased I discovered your service on the internet.
For years, I've wanted to try and get some of my old records onto CD, but until now, I did not know anyone who provided this service.

I have more records and tapes I would like transferred in due course, and I know my parents have an old reel to reel tape of their wedding speeches, so you'll no doubt hear from me again!
Once again, many thanks for your very professional work and quick response.

N. Swann .

 Wiltshire.

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"I used Shaw Sounds to transfer some reel to reel tapes and was very impressed with the high quality service. I found them to be friendly and professional, and was very pleased with the efficient turnaround of a difficult job. Highly recommended."
 
 IMG Artists, Audio/Visual Division.
 
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The quality of the recording is excellent, especially as you had so little original and dated material to go on!

Mrs Summerton .

Eastbourne.

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Very many thanks for your time and trouble - I know where to come if I want any more records copied.

Peter Crooks .

 Kent.

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"Shaw Sounds have never failed to amaze us with their friendliness, professionalism and efficiency. We shall continue to use them and have no hesitation recommending them to our customers and associates. Well done & keep up the good work!"
"Thank you too for providing us with such wonderful service at all times. Your attitude to customer care and professional conduct is a rare combination in this day & age which you have got just right."
 
A. Azizpour. (Evermedia).
Cheshire.
 
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I must write and say how pleased I am with the reproductive sound of the CDs which you transferred from my old LPs & 78s, absolutely superb!
No more changing or turning over records after every 2 or 3 minutes, just sit back and listen to favourite melodies for an hour or so.
Definitely a case for recommendation to others, thank you.

J. Staddon.

Kent.

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Thank you for the return of my album and for the two CDs. What an improvement?

D. Taylor

Herne Bay.

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Thank you so much for your excellent work and the speed and efficiency in producing a copy, which at our first listen appears to be even better than the original!
You can be quite sure that if I need other help you will hear from me.

K. Richards.

 Norfolk.

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I must say that I am amazed at the speed at which you completed the task.
Despite the age of some of the records and the resulting slight crackles in the tracks, I am delighted with the results and can again listen to bands from my earlier years.
Many thanks once again for your speedy and efficient service which I shall certainly recommend to any of my friends who still possess their no doubt, cherished but playable records.

J. Bowden.

 Wigan.

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We are very delighted with the CDs and impressed that you managed to salvage so much from the well worn records and the broken one.
Thank you for the excellent work you achieved.

M. Culverwell.

Frome.

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Thank you for the superb job you did on my Peter Dawson tape.

C. Langman.

Tavistock.

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How wonderful to hear the voices of my relatives again. Thank you so much for your prompt attention I can't believe how quickly the CD came back to me!

A.Hitchmam.

Birmingham.

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Hi John, got the CDs today, may I comment on an excellent job!! Thanks a lot for all your work, I am very pleased with the results, keep the good work going!

Maria.

 Birmingham.

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We were delighted to receive your CD transcript this morning. We are thrilled with the result, you have certainly made an excellent job of the transfer ? congratulations!

J. Linnell.

Surrey.

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I'm very pleased with the CDs and extremely grateful to you for understanding the organ works.

M.Cousins.

Nottinghamshire.

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Thank you so much for making this CD for me. It was lovely to hear my fathers voice again - it was 31 years since he died.

Merseyside.

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The records and the CDs arrived in perfect condition today. For half a century I have been telling "foreigners" that in England they: 1/. Are better people 2/. Do a better job. How nice it is, once in a while, not to be disappointed! I am delighted with your product. Thank you so much.

Michael Williams.

Ontario. Canada.

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 Fantastic!  Fabulous!  Fabuleux!  Fabelhaft!  Fabuloso!.. many thanks, I'll be in touch, probably with more records.

 P. Cutler.

 Essex. 

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I am delighted with the restoration job on those 3 LPs.
The story behind them is as follows:-
In the Early 60' four of us from a special forces unit (not SAS) were on a 9 month tour somewhere in the Middle East. When one of my colleges got his hands on a record player and 5 records which he played constantly, the 2 vocal ones we used for target practice (Poor Ruby Murray). The 3 Percussion records we buried in the sand while he was sleeping. I was the last of the 4 to come home to the U.K. so I dug them up and brought them home as I am meeting the only other member who is still alive at a reunion shortly I will have them played at Dinner.
 
Gratefully Mac.
Pembrokeshire.
 
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Thank you for the CDs.

I am very pleased with the results and will definately use your services in the future - recommending you as well!

P. Burton.

Kent.

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Just to let you know that the LP and CD arrived here on Friday and the finished product is fantastic.

If I am able to give feedback on your website I will do so, but as a Customer Service Manager in a previous life I would say that your Customer Service is excellent and many businesses could learn a lot from you.  The end product that you supply is superb and I would highly recommend you to anyone.  I purchased an LP on Saturday and by the following Friday it had been from Herne Bay to Hereford, back to Romford put onto CD and was back in Hereford again - fantastic!!
 
Thank you once again for your very kind assistance.
 
 B. Dollery.
 Hereford.
 
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Thank you so much for the work you did on my LP. I am absolutely thrilled
with it and know that my friend will not believe it when he opens it on
Christmas Day. I had to email you and thank you as I was bowled over by the
sound quality!
We have several more LPs and cassettes that we will be contacting you about
in the New Year. In the meanwhile, thanks again for such a refreshingly
professional service.
Very best wishes for a super Christmas and New year.
With kindest regards,

Melloney.

Cornwall.

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I received my CDs in the post yesterday and I am really thrilled with the results.
(I particularly like the Christmas baubles on the CD itself!!)

I am sure as you have been in business some time you don't need any help,
but I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

Regards.


Nicola Morris.

London.

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Thank you very much for the absolutely superb transfers to CD. You managed a remarkable level of noise reduction, without affecting the sound quality. I shall contact you again with some more transfers.

H. Anderson.

Leicester.

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I was suprised and delighted to receive the CD this morning of my elderly tape. We sat down after breakfast and could not believe the difference your work has made to the quality of the sound.

It has been such an emotional time that I could not phone to thank you for fear of bursting into tears!

Again - my grateful thanks - I'm now looking thro' my collection to find you more work.

C.P.

Middlesbrough.

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Dear John, thank you so much for your excellent work, I received the CD this
morning. Quite frankly I am astounded that you have restored the tape to
such fantastic state which will now become a family heirloom. Considering
the age of the tape and that it has already once been re-recorded makes it
even more incredible. I certainly did not expect such fast service. Thanks once again and I will not hesitate to recommend you. 

B. Dunning.

Sussex.

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Just a quick email to express my appreciation for the services you have provided. Not only did the CD arrive today (must be the quickest turnaround ever!) but the quality is astounding! I cannot believe the clarity retained or perhaps even gained from a recording made over 30 years ago. I am also very glad that you persuaded me to go for the restored version, my work in soundforge is now somewhat down to a minimum!
 
Thank you once again and expect another parcel soon!
 
P. Haynes.
South Wales.
 
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Brilliant! That's the first time I have heard my Dads recording for about 20 years, and will now become a priceless heirloom for our family.

I cannot fully express my gratitude for the pleasure it will provide and the lasting memory of my father's voice.

Thank you so much for the invaluable service you provide.

S. McCullough.

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The CDs arrived today - just 3 days after I posted
them out to you. What excellent service! I'm delighted
with
the sound quality & overall production standards.

I'll send the next batch of recordings in about a
fortnight.

Many thanks.

B.Tutt.

 London.

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Thank you so much for your truly excellent work and exeptional service.

I am absolutely delighted with the result and I'm sure that it will make the most superb 80th birthday present!

Thanks again.

P. Emmerson.

Lincoln.

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I received my CDs today and they're brilliant, thank you so much.  They're amazing quality, with no extraneous noise at all, and you did them so quickly.  I am absolutely delighted.  I will come back for more if I may.
 
Thank you again.
 
Best wishes,
 
Cosette.
Jersey.
 
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John

I got the package yesterday. Thanks again for a wonderful service.
Regards.

Shaun Linton.

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John
 
What can I say? - a fantastic job well done!  So glad you've been able to bring some of my cherished vinyl back to life via CD!  An album is on its way tomorrow for transfer to CD.
 
Stephen Orbell.
Suffolk.
 
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Received my CD today and I am absolutely delighted with the sound.  Perfect. 
You provide an excellent service.
 
Very many thanks,
 
Craig Maxwell.
Scotland.
 
 
 
 

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Dear John,

Just to let you know I picked up the package today and am absolutely delighted with it!

I would have emailed earlier but have spent most of the evening listening to the CDs!

I should explain: listening to these tracks again is rather poignant as I haven't heard some of them

for many years.

My parents (Catharine and Alan Simmons) would often practise these songs for concerts when I was young,

but my mum sadly died very suddenly when I was 16, almost 21 years ago, so it is especially wonderful to hear her again so clearly.

My dad has since re-married and moved to the south of France, but the guitar

he used for 50 years (including on those recordings) was recently stolen, which was another reason I felt it was time these tracks were heard again.

So, thank you, very much, for making such a lovely job of what I'm sure you can see is a very precious project for me,

and (I hope!) the rest of my family (I'll keep you posted on that when I gauge their reactions at Christmas!).

Incidentally, I see what you mean about Eleanor Rigby - it's a great arrangement!

John is a clever choral director and arranger, and was recently awarded an MBE for his services to Music in Teesside. 

Many thanks, again, for your very prompt, personal and professional approach to this project.

With kind regards and all best wishes from a very satisfied customer,

Elizabeth Woods.

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Dear John,

Thank you so very much.  I couldn’t be more delighted – and such speedy service also.  I thought an organist’s son would do a great job!

Again many thanks and all good wishes,

Mary  (Colling)

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Hi John,

Just a line to let you know that I have received the CD and original tape.

I am extremely pleased with the result, as I really did not know what you could recover from a tape recorded in August 1959.

The date established as it was stated at the end of the recording - the result is truely amazing, and I would like to thank you very much for the entire service you have provided.

Kindest Regards,

David.

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Hi John,

Received CD and am thrilled to bits to hear my uncle Willie again.

Slightly the worse for wear as he sounded as though he had had a few.

You probably couldn’t comprehend some of his rich Northumbrian dialect but I could !

Thanks again,

Frank Cain.

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Hi John,

Great job and customer service. CD  sounds so good.

The art work is really great as well , you even covered up the corner cut off from the vinyl cover!

Will certainly recommend you.

Kind regards, 

Ray. 

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File safely received, and I am delighted. The recording quality is
better than I had expected, and it is a fine memorial to our late
Organist Emeritus. He gave the recital two years after he retired
after 37 years as Organist of St Peter's Nottingham. The organ broke
down irretrievably some ten years later and was replaced using only a
little of the existing pipework, so it is good to have a record of the
old instrument. I shall have hours of fun (?!) editing it into
separate tracks.

Many thanks for your prompt and efficient service. I shall certainly
know where to turn for similar problems in the future.

Best wishes,

Mike.

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Hi John,

Considering the terrible state of the original records, I am delighted that you were able to clean up the recordings of my father so well.

It was very emotional for me to hear his wonderful voice once more. I have told my children and grandchildren so much about his singing and now they can hear it for themselves.

I am extremely grateful; thank you. I will recommend your service to anyone who's interested.

Lesley Wyatt.

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Hello John,

The CD has arrived this morning and I have just played it.  I find it quite wonderful to be able to hear a recording made in 1946 sounding so clear and full of vitality.

Thank you so much for making that possible.

Thank you also for the care you take with my records. I am so lucky to have found Shaw Sounds!

Best wishes,

Jill

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Hello John,

I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the LP transfer you have done. The sound quality is tremendous, far better than I had hoped.

I have in mind another LP of Jacques Loussier, which I might ask you to transfer in a few weeks time.

Regards,

Adrian de Baat

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John, just received record and CD's.

Thank you very much, very impressed - Dad will be over the moon with the result.


First class service, thanks again.


Mike Harness
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Morning John,

Just received the record back! That was quick, very impressive.

Very special to hear the recording, thank you very much, you did a great job.

I have just paid £28.50 by Paypal, hopefully!

Thanks again,
 

Andy Johnson.

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Hi John,

Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job transferring and cleaning up the audio cassettes I sent you recently.

I was especially pleased with how clearly the off-air radio 1 recording turned out. Brought back a lot of memories!

All the best,

David.

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I am pleased to enclose a cheque for the recovery of my vintage 45 rpm record to CD.

Usually I'm quite verbose, but am at a loss to to find words to sufficiently thank you for such an excellent job.

I must simply thank you with gratitude.

Sharon Duncan.

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Dear John,

Thank you very much for sending the CD's you made for me, and the excellent packaging.

Having listened to one of them, I am very pleased with the quality of sound you managed to acheive despite those two rather ancient amateur cassettes.

I'm sure my family will be pleased to have them.

J. McCurdy.

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Dear John,

I've spent an enjoyable - and rather nostalgic! - afternoon listening to the various CDs that you created for me from my four Philips audio cassettes.

The transcribed tracks far exceed the original recordings in quality now that most of the 'motor rumble' has been filtered out.

I've played the relevant CD's through my CD/DVD player, and all the digital variants are now installed safely on my computer - so job done!

I'm very pleased with the overall results, and convey my thanks to you for the trouble you took to optimise the sound.

I'm now looking forward to sharing the CDs with my respective grandchildren.

It will be interesting to see their reactions, and to ascertain just how much they might remember of the original recording sessions.

Thank you again.

Regards

Derrick Baker.

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John,

The CD transfer's of my 78 records arrived today and I've just paid you online via Paypal with my VISA card.
I burst into tears when I heard my Uncle Bob so goodness how my cousins will feel.

Many thanks
Jan.

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Hi John,

Many thanks for the three Modesty Blaise - Last Day in Limbo beautifully presented CDs which arrived this morning in perfect condition - and play perfectly - with significantly improved clarity and easy-listenable sound. Thank you for achieving the best audio quality possible - you're fine expertise is very much appreciated.

Very best wishes,

James. 

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Dear Mr Shaw

Apologies for not writing sooner, unfortunately I have had a short spell in hospital. My wife Wendy and I wanted to send our thanks and appreciation for the excellent job you did on our wedding service tape. The recording is 40 years old tomorrow and was made on a very simple mono recorder tucked behind the pulpit. You have done a wonderful job restoring and improving the original and the digital recording has already given immense pleasure. We are looking forward to letting some of the friends and family members who contributed to the music on the day, hear their music again. Once again we thank you and of course will not hesitate to recommend your services as widely as possible.

With kind regards,

Bob and Wendy Newton.

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Hi John,

I have now had chance to listen to all the CD's you sent back to me.

The quality of the sound is superb and beyond my expectations and believe me my system would show up any weaknesses! Very detailed precise sound with wonderful dynamics, stereo imaging and the emotion of vocals clearly coming through. And I am very fussy with CD sound quality i.e. replacing an old CD when a remastered version is released.

So many, many thanks

Best wishes,

Paul

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Dear John,

I write to confirm safe receipt of the 78 record and CD disk within 24 hours of having sent the same to you!

Shaw Sounds is a First Class Act all the way!  If only everything in life were to this standard.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Katherine and Peter Glasson.

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Hi John,

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for Dad's CD's from the old audio cassette.

You have done a fantastic job and we cannot thank you enough.

The songs as you know mean so much to us and to have them enhanced in this way, at this time, is something we are so grateful for.

We will actually want some further copies and if its okay will be in touch after the funeral regarding this.

Again, many thanks,

Carolyn.

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Hi John

Thank you for your prompt service.  It was amazing to listen to my father's voice. You managed to get great results from the rather tattered disc I sent you.

Well done and thanks again.

Kind regards,

Cameron Merriweather.

Hello John,

Well!! All I got every day was - what's in the box - what's in the box?

Then I got - well, it can't be that big because the box isn't very big!

I said, don't be ungrateful!

Come 10 past midnight I had to get out the 'present'. He couldn't wait until breakfast time. 

He knew straight away it was 'a disc' - but - when he saw what they are - he couldn't believe it. 

He said - especially of the Mozart CD - Where did you get that? I said, I got it made. 

He said, what do you mean? I said, I got it made - then had to explain that I had sent the tapes to you. 

He said, what tapes? (knowing Mozart was an 8 track). More explanations...  He said, I never thought I'd see that again. 

So, after a meal out at our daughters we put on the Mozart CD when we got home. Just couldn't believe hearing it again - since the '70's.

He said, it brings back so many memories (I think he was meaning of our 'courting' days in a little yellow sports car). He said, I can't believe that was copied from that old 8-track tape - the background sounds are so clear and the clarity of it - I can't believe it!

I think I could say he was - more than pleased!!!!

Also the Topol CD, we have listened to it as the cassette but to have it on CD now - and it is perfect too. 

Well John, you did a great job. So much so that I must look out other 8-track cartridges we still have in a box somewhere. Don't know what condition they are now in but I think of two that I may have to send to you to have them transferred. Give mr time to 'find them' !!

Many thanks once again.

One happy hubby!

Kindest Regards,

Eileen.


Mr. Shaw:

I don't know if I thanked you for your prompt and efficient service.  The old '78 and the new CDs arrived safe and sound. 

We were very excited to listen to my Uncle Mac's voice from 1943.  I never met him as he died in January 1944 after returning from England in July 1943.  It occurred to me when I was filing everything that this old voice record travelled a lot of miles ... from England to New Brunswick, Canada, from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, to England again and back to Nova Scotia.  Remarkable!!!

Thank you again for your assistance.  We are very grateful.

Sincerely,

Judy Woodland

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Dear John,
I received already the CD. Many thanks for your quick work. I am very impressed with the quality of the recording. I did not think that the sound could be improved to such a standard.


Regards
Horst

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Hello John,

I just discovered that I had forgot to write to you about your latest transfer.

The CD-transfer was superb as always.

I cannot thank you enough for the really wonderful transfers you have made for me. If only the record companies knew as much about the art of transferring LPs to CDs as you do ... .

I am still looking for some very hard-to-find treasures. If I am able to find them I will definitely come back to you.

Kind regards,

Kjetil

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John,

I've just been listening to my Jubiaba LP and am delighted with the sound quality.  No clicks at all, wonderful punchy sound and dynamic range.

Many thanks

Philip

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John

I just wanted to thank you for the quick turnaround in the work you undertook in transferring my fathers recording to cd. The sound quality is better than I could have imagined. Having only ever heard the songs via a scratched vinyl record you've made me even more proud of my fathers voice.

Once again thank you.

Carwyn Young.

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Hi John,

Just wanted to let you know that the CD has arrived and I am thrilled by the results. I wasn’t expecting much from an LP that was generated in 1971, but I have been more than impressed with the quality of the transferred recording. I would also like to thank you for the extremely fast and efficient service. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other potential customers.

 Thanks very much,

 Andrew

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John, 
 
Got the package yesterday - can't tell you how thrilled I am with it. I am amazed you could get such good quality sound from an ancient record in such poor condition. I was quite emotional when I heard My Grandad sing again!! Can't wait to give the CD to my Mum for her birthday next month!
 
Many, many thanks once again for all your help. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Sharon.

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Dear John.

The Mahler 2 disc arrived and I have just finished listening to it. It sounds excellent.  Shaw Sounds have done a very good job of the re-mastering. They seem to have given it more space so that you feel you are listening to the performace from the mid stalls. And what a thrilling performance it is!

Regarding the source, the CD was my dubbing from a play back on my old 1959 Ferrograph machine (on which the original recording was made) which is now in need of a major overhaul. I made the best job I could of the transfer but was aware of imperfections such as patches of pitch instability and had always assumed that a fresh dubbing from the tape on a modern recorder would be necessary. Your resulting disc is very good -  it all seems very secure.

Thanks,

 Michael Friend.

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Hi John,

Thanks so much for the CDs, which arrived almost immediately!

I am really enjoying listening to my recital again, without the drop-out problem at the beginning, the low levels, and all the distortion.

I think it was a good idea too to clean up some of the hiss and other noises. I haven't got to listen to the music and family tapes yet (I've been very busy trying to set up my new computer - the old one completely died); looking forward to that this weekend.I believe you're away at the moment.  So welcome home and thanks again for your prompt and excellent service.

 Best regards,

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Hello John

I have listened to the CDs and I can't tell you how impressed I am with the quality of the sound you've produced from such poor quality originals. I was absolutely floored. What an amazing job you've done - and in such an unbelievably short time. I can't believe my luck. Thank you so, so much.

Nicholas.

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Hi John

Thought you would like to know the tape and cds arrived today. Thank you so much for a good job. The clarity is superb. Listening to the cds I find it impossible to believe the original tape is 35yrs old, also I am unable to detect the break in the tape.

Thanks again it was worth every penny, it will give great pleasure for years to come to my cousin in Canada to hear her Ma and Pa`s voices again. Once again thank you John.

Mike.

Kent

  

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Thank you very much for transferring three LP's to CD for me.

I am absolutely delighted with the results. The quality and speed of your service has been amazing.

   

With very best wishes,

John Hughes.

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Dear John,

I have now heard all the 16 LPs that you have so far transferred to CD for me.

Your transfers are quite simply wonderful! All the liveliness, the warmth and the depth of the LP-sound is preserved. It has been a source of great joy to listen to them!

In one instance I was able to compare your transfer with a CD-transfer from Deutsche Grammophon of the same recording. I always had a suspicion that DGs CD-transfer was poor, and that suspicion was definitely confirmed. Your transfer was infinitely superior: The warmth and richness of the recording was suddenly present.

Thank you for your dedicated and invaluable efforts!

Kind regards,

Kjetil

Norway

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Hello John,

I have just received the 12 CDs from you.

So far I have only managed to sample some of your work.

All the samples indicate that your transfers are marvellous!

It is a joy to hear such a natural, lifelike sound!

Thank you!

Best regards,

Kjetil.

Norway.

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Hi John,

I was seeking to leave favourable comments but was only able to read them....can't find the appropriate button to press - so I'll do it this way and let you decide whether you want to transfer it to the huge list of other very satisfied customers.

I got the tape-recorder back this afternoon and it is up and running...it sure is great to hear it playing properly for the first time. It also plays the cassettes I recorded on the other Revox B215 faultlessly and needless to say, sounds terrific, the quality sound is a joy to behold.

Thank you for the very quick turnaround as I wasn't expecting such a very fast service and return so you can add one more very satisfied customer to the list.

Also, having read your blurb about 'John Shaw' I hope to heaven you are training others to take up your mantle when you decide to retire as the country badly needs people like you who can do the job that you do but in a very special way. Those of us who believe that 'quality sound' is the most important thing where music is concerned rely on you to keep and maintain our specialist equipment which we use for just such purposes so let's hope you are training others to follow in your footsteps.

Best Regards.

Desmond Diamond.

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Dear John,

Your parcel arrived safely this morning - thank you so much for transferring "The Green Lady" to CD for me, it sounds wonderful! I have only ever heard this album as either an MP3 download, or on a cassette that the record publisher made for me back in the 1970s (now lost), both much inferior to the LP and to this copy you have made for me. It is so good to hear it as it was intended to be heard!

Very many thanks again,

 Chris Shaw

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My wife Sylvia and I feel that it is most necessary to thank you for the excellent recordings that you produced on CD, made from well worn 30 year old tapes. A silk purse from a sow's ear is what springs to mind. We are truly delighted and feel sure that our son John will enjoy his birthday present next month.

(Copied many times from old tape recordings there was bound to be some distortion but John Shaw has produced a fine collection).

R.Gerard.

Torquay.

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Dear John,

I received the discs yesterday. They all sound really excellent (and the CD packaging you created also looks great!). Thanks also for the DVD with the FLAC files.

Your prompt, courteous and high quality service has been much appreciated!

I may have some cassette tapes lurking in the loft, and I now know who I should send them to for "digitisation"! (This might not be in a few weeks though....)

Thanks again and best regards,

Peter Spargo

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Dear John,

Thanks so much for transferring my audio cassettes to CD - they sound marvelous!

I've been trying to sort out the other cassettes I would like you to transfer for me, please, and can you believe another of the tapes has broken as I was trying to rewind it? But what a Godsend you are. I knew it didn't mean the end of that irreplaceable tape because you'd be able to repair it for me prior to transfer. I obviously found you just in the nick of time!

It will probably be the weekend now before I can get to the Post Office but in the meantime, once again, thank you so very, very much.

With best wishes,

Lois

Sheffield

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John,

I just wanted to say thank you for the fast, courteous and professional service provided by Shaw Sounds in transferring and restoring these vinyl records. I've listened to the songs a few times and I am impressed with the quality of the end product. If the opportunity arose I'd definitely recommend Shaw Sounds for anyone who wants to have their old records professionally transferred...

Thank you and keep up the enthusiastic and dedicated work.

Regards,

Csaba

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Hi John

Many thanks for the CDs which have just arrived - they are all fine and it is a testament to the sound quality that you achieve that I have had so many done. They are absolutely superb and irreplacable and this project has filled a huge hole in our record collection. We have an AVI Laboratory Series CD Player, AVI Laboratory Series Integrated Amp and a pair of ATC SCM 20 Monitors so we are used to superb quality recordings.

Many thanks

Julie

Poole

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Recently you converted an old L.P to a C.D for me, this L.P was of great sentimental value as it contained my Father singing at the Edinburgh Tattoo in 1967.

I would just like to let you know how impressed I am with the sound of the C.D ( you managed to get all the squeaks out of it) and with speed at which you done this and returned the L.P to myself. Excellent service...

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Virginia Barnett.

Swansea

Dear John,

A belated but heartfelt thank you for your prompt and efficient service with regard to transferring my 6 LPs onto 6 CDs. All tracks sound magnificent but as I had not the opportunity to play the LPs before sending them on to you I have nothing to compare it with. It is not uncomfortable to listen to.

I will, most likely, be asking you to transfer more of my valued LPs as I come across them.

Many, many thanks, 

Paul Bainbridge

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Hello John,

CD arrived yesterday and I waited for my sister to listen to it!   Loads of tears but real pride too! 

Don't know how to thank you enough for bringing a little part of our Mum back to us and to have a recording for her grandchildren to keep.

Needless to say, if anyone we know needs anything similar doing, your name will be be first out!

Best regards

Kim

I'm just writing  to thank you for the fabulous CD. I was amazed how good the reproduction was, especially as the original records were so old. I don't suppose they would have been marvellous recordings from a machine anyway. It was very interesting to listen to what Roy had to say (one thing was that the Voice O Graph records cost him 25 cents each!). I know that my aunt is going to be thrilled when she receives her copy.

Many thanks,

Janet Chase

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 Hi John,

The cd and record were waiting for me in London on my return from Cambridge - thanks so much for a truly first-rate service, very much appreciated.  Am listening to the result now, for the first time in quite a few years - I no longer have an LP player.

Thanks again,

Dr. Laurence Paul Hemming

London 

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Dear John,

Well you surpassed yourself the last time! The sound quality was absolutely superb. I had a couple of music enthusiasts round here last week and they were raving about it: one of them said "it's just incredible that that's transferred from a 1950s LP!" I agree.

Thanks again.

David Chandler

London.

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Dear John,

New Year's Day 2012,

Yesterday (New Year's Eve) the postman brought a Special Delivery packet from Shaw Sounds. What prompt and efficient service - over Holiday Week too!

I was delighted to find it contained the copy of my Mother's Voice Record together with the original aluminium disc. My daughter arrived shortly afterwards and we were able to listen to your CD together. Even with the inevitable imperfections of fairly primitive recording technology, that voice from 80 years ago was, amazingly, instantly recognisable to us both. Her melodramatic delivery of Shakespeare's Sonnet No73 rounded off with God Save the Queen and a sonorous "Amen" brought back her irrepressible sense of fun. Thank you for your skill in making available to us this teenage Great Grannie !

Only a minute long - but one that will be treasured by all her family. She was much loved

PS You were right - the second track, the old ad song for De Reszke Minors, is historically fascinating too!

Yours,

Hazel Hawkins

Buckfastleigh

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Dear John,

The LP conversion to CD that I asked you to make was delivered today. I cannot say how thrilled I am with your service and with the product. Thank you so much for all you've done. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Kindest regards,

Craig Fitzpatrick

Rotherham

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Dear Mr Shaw

The CD has arrived safe and sound thank you sooo much!

I took it to Mum tonight, she is thrilled.

I can't thank you enough for your care and advice.  Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Kind regards,

Beverley Lambert

Swindon

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Hi John,
Thanks for de-noising my recording - listening to the CD now, I am delighted with the results!Regards.
Shak.

Slough  Berkshire

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Dear John,

(1934-1949 "The Sounds Of Time" BBC 78 Records) 

The CD has arrived. I really like the cover. Thank you so much for such a quick and efficient job! If everybody was working like you, England would be in no economic trouble!

Isabelle.

Sevenoaks  Kent

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Dear John,

I thought you would like to see this e-mail from Roger Fisher, Organist Emeritus, Chester Cathedral.

We are very pleased to receive the ultimate accolade from him.

Thank you for your excellent transfer to CD.

This morning  I had a little less rush than usual and was, at last, able to listen to the splendid CD you gave me in July. 

Heartiest congratulations to all concerned on the singing and on the playing.

It was lovely to hear such fluent psalm singing and I found the other interpretations both sensitive and often thrilling.  It was good, too, to hear a parish choir that is able to keep  high standards of enunciation and intonation.

A well chosen programme deserves warmest congratulations.

Josie,

Latchford

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Hi John,

I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent job and for making the whole process so straightforward.

Best wishes, Jules

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Dear John,

Your parcel arrived today, and I have rushed to listen to the two CDs you have transcribed for me. Thank you so much! You have done an absolutely first-class job, the sound is literally breathtaking - no discernable surface noise at all, just the pure music. Listening to these albums transports me back 35 years to when I was hearing them on my much loved first hi-fi (Leak amplifier, Dual turntable and Celestion speakers!). The whole package is excellent - the reproduced LP cover art-work and even the title details printed on the CDs. Thank you also for turning the job around so quickly, I could not have wished for a better service.

Thank you again, and very best wishes,

Chris Shaw

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Hi John

I am happy to say that my CDs have arrived and they are Great, Fantastic, both my wife Ruth & I are very pleased with the result and we will certatainly let you know when we need more copies.

A Job Well Done!

With our Thanks Roy E. (son) VC.MM.

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Dear John Shaw,

Brilliant!  I don't know how you do it so quickly and so well.  I only posted the lp on Saturday, and the CD was delivered here on Tuesday!  Sadly, I was in hospital and couldn't collect the parcel until today.  But thank you - a great old lp now available to me again in CD form.

Grant Shepherd

London

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Dear Mr Shaw

Thank you for the the LP to CD transfer (Minim' Mbili) which arrived yesterday.

No hiss, crackle or click! I'm impressed by the quality of the transfer and the trouble you have taken to produce a CD case, all done quickly.

Many thanks

Sincerely

Tony Beer

Ullapool

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Dear John Shaw,

Thank you so much for dealing with my my old BBC records.

I am suprised that they sound so good!

I haven't heard them for years - they sound so dated it's quite funny at times.

Many thanks,

P. Streat.

Totnes.

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John,

I would just like to let you know that I am delighted with the results of transferring a vinyl LP onto CD. I have searched in vain for many years to obtain a CD copy of this particular record. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shaw Sounds for the prompt, professional service and value for money.

Thank you.

C.B.

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Dear John,

What a marvellous job you made out of such unpromising material.

Very many thanks.

Richard Kitching

Derby

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Hi John,


Just to let you know that the cd arrived this morning and to thank you for the brilliant work you have achieved on the transfer of my very old 8 track tape to cd.

I am very pleased with the result and would certainly recommend you to others.

Once again many thanks.
                                                                                                                        
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Southampton
                                                                                                                               

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Hi John,
 
Just to say that the package arrived safely today.  Thanks for providing such a speedy, competitively priced & excellent service.
 
I played both discs earlier on & have to say I'm delighted with the results - it's great to finally have these two 'old favourites' on disc after all these years !  The cover scans from the sleeves came out very well too. 
 
I'd definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a similar restoration or transfer service.

Thanks again,

Graham

South Wirral

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Hi John,

I've just played the cassette to CD transfer and I'm pleased to say that it's everything I could hope for! Great quality considering, and the CD looks amazingly professional as well.

Many thanks - hope to use you again sometime.

Kind regards,

Chris

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Hello John,

The records and CDs arrived safely.

What a beautiful job you did and so fast.... already winging there way to my brother for his birthday..

I wasn't expecting the album covers to be on front and back (can't tell how much time I had spent trying to photoshop and size to do it myself... if only I'd known!).... and I love the way the CDs had the details on them... if I'd known that, I would have ordered a few more copies of the CD rather than the rather amateurish efforts I burnt off!

Many thanks... I will recommend you.

Best wishes,

Nicole

  


 

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Dear Mr Shaw

Many thanks for the excllent copies you made of my cassettes to disc.

80 year old lady is very pleased!

Also very speedy service, thank you.

E. Bromley

Wolverhampton

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Hi John,
Just dawned on me that I haven't thanked you for the work music transfer you did for me recently.
Many thanks for the quick return & the quality of your work. Couldn't of been more impressed!

Kind regards,
Rob Long


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Hi John

Many thanks for such a quick return and for such excellent copies.

I wish, now, I had asked for more cd copies than the one extra I 
ordered.  The original LP belonged to my sister who died in 
distressing circumstances last autumn and I am thinking that it might 
be a nice memento to give a cd copy to each of her sons, who probably 
never heard the original.

Once again, many thanks indeed for surpassing expectations in quality 
and promptness!!

John Loughran

London


 

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Hi John
 
Received returned LP and CD this morning.
 
Brilliant, speedy, professional service. Will recommend. Thanks a lot.
 
Bernard


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Hi John,

The job you have done is totally superb !!!!!!   I am a voice-over artist

and actor as I think I may have told you .. and so I have been working

in professional recording studios for half a century .. so (with my hearing

still [fingers crossed] close to perfect), I can be a good judge of good bad or

indifferent. The sample tracks you have mailed me have been de-noised

perfectly  .. and I cannot hear ANY fidelity loss.  NO loss of audio quality

from the Verve LP recording done in 1958 (Which in 1958 wasn't actually

that bad).

Congratulations John ..  What a skill !!!!

Michael Mayer

Johannesburg

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John,

Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I am SO impressed with what you did for me, and also the incredible speed at which you sent me back discs & master CD. I would highly recommend you to anyone.
I have another record I would like you to put on a disk. It is basically a mini LP with 6 songs (3 per side).

Regards,
Rob Long

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Hi John

The package arrived today and I've been playing the CD's and thought I must write to thank you for such a fantastic job.

You're right about "Sovereign" that album was mastered at a top studio and it sounds it.

Thanks you very much for all your help.

Have a great Christmas !

Best wishes

Graham

Exeter

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Thanks very much for the Garth Brooks CD (from LP), which we received today, beautifully done.

Lisa

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Hi John,

Thank you so much for the excellent Royal Wedding CD's you produced for me. I'm thoroughly delighted with them and they play fabulously.

I have just received the transfers of the Demis Roussos albums I recently sent you. I am absolutely astounded at the speed of your work and the CDs are wonderful! It's going to be the best christmas present that my mum will receive this year! Again, I am really delighted with your efficiency and should there be friends and family that require similar work, I will happily recommend your services.

Thanks again.

Amanda

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John

Thank you for performing the digitisation so quickly. The audio
'cleanup' has come out much better than I expected so more thanks are
due. A great job at a good price.

Regards,

...Dave

Polegate

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John,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say "Thank you" for the first class job and excellent transfer you did for me on our Sesame Street record. Although this record is not necessarily a World recognised classic, it is quite special to our 4 children (now 27 to 31 years old) and they are delighted to have a copy that they can now play.

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What can I say Sir.

What an absolutely amazing service you provide. Such a quick turn around as well. I didn't expect them for at least a couple of weeks.

I have been collecting 'Andy Stewart's' recordings for a long time. He made over 40 LP records and many singles throughout his life. A career interrupted by many bouts of poor health and finally cut short by his untimely death aged 59 in 1992.  Much of his latter stuff was released on CD but a lot from the 60's and 70's will, no doubt, never see the light of day again.

I have not had a turntable in the house for years and had forgotten about many of the tracks on the records.

I knew Andy personally, the last few years of his life, and I'm sure he would of been pleased at your marvellous efforts as well.

I couldn't be happier with the results!

A thousand thank yous.

Yours, most sincerely.

John Hardie.

Edinburgh

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Hi John
 
Just letting you know the cds arrived today. Thank you so much, the cd cases alone are excellent! I've just tried one of the discs and it really is spot on. The only way I could get hold of my mams favourite song ever was to get it on vinyl and hopefully get it transferred to cd, as a present for her 70th birthday. I'm sure she will love these cds.
 
Thank you again John, I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.
 
Martin Anderson.
Hartlepool.

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I would like to thank you for the time and effort you have spent in turning two very tatty reels of tape into the most precious CD's I'll ever own.

Dad died in January, hearing my grandmother and father singing & my son playing his trumpet, accompanied by his sister on the recorder has given me so much joy - I have played them constantly since they arrived and one is playing in the background at the moment !

I hope I don't wear the discs out !!

These memories are priceless - thank you.

Maria Pond

Wimborne, Dorset

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Hi John  - and very many thanks for the superb fast service. The cd's came today and are perfect.

You are great!

Cheers

Joy

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Hi There John,

I would like to thank you for your great service to my friend Dr. George Beckmann in handling his re-recordings. He wrote to me today and was over joyed at the success of the mission.

In this day and age it is good to know that there people who care, and it sounds as if you certainly are such a person.

Thank you, and regards

Keith P. Wright-Osment

Florida

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"I would highly recommend John's audio transfer service.  He rescued some very old radio recordings for me; making them sound like new.  He was extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout the process, which was also great value for money. "  Vanessa Edwards - Former BBC Journalist.

Vanessa Edwards

Bournemouth

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Please find enclosed cheque payment for your invoice.

I shall like to thank you very much indeed for the really excellent service which I received from you.

Delivery of all the recordings came this morning and with the Bank Holiday weekend intervening I didn't really expect to get them back until probably the coming Saturday. So, congratulations both on the speed of service and the excellent quality of sound on the CDs. Super!

If I can recommend your services to anyone I shall most certainly do so.

Yours sincerely,

Alison Robinson

Worcs

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Hi John, 
 
Just like to say great job on my LP to CD transfer and quick turnaround, fantastic service.
 
Many Thanks,


Lincoln  

East Sussex

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Hello John

I was very surprised to find they tried to deliver a parcel to me yesterday, and when I picked it up I wasn't expecting the finished CDs so quickly! 

You have made a remarkable transfer from the LPs, virtually all traces of pops and scratches have gone, you'd hardly know it was from an LP!

Thank you so much for your speedy and professional work.

 Kind regards,

 Mark James

 Exeter

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John - you are a genius - I am amazed at how much better the clarity of sound is now.

My mum will be delighted (as will my siblings).

And the rapid turnaround is very much appreciated.

I will pop your cheque in the post on Monday.

Huge thanks,



John Ashwell.

London

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Hello John

My record and CD were delivered safely this morning. We are very impressed with the quality of the recording, considering the poor state of the original. Thank you also for your very prompt communications.

Thank you again.

Regards

Gill Sadler

Wolverhampton

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Hi, John.

I got the record and CD back this morning. The work was first rate, and comparing the processed tracks with the original ones only reinforces that.

Thanks again. The next time I get my hands on a rare 78, I'll certainly be back!

Best regards,
Evan

London


 

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Have recieved the CD of Elgar Marches conducted by my Great Uncle Stanley Pope and it is excellent.

Thank you so much for the very quick turn around and for the quality of the recording. I never thought I would be able to get anything that he conducted to hear and this has made my day.

Thank you.

Regards

Gill Brion

Somerset

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Many thanks for the return of the cassettes and CDs which were received via Royal Mail van last Friday.

Have played them the CDs and the results are excellent. The Monte Rey recordings were 70 years old and given I have surround sound it was like having Monte in the living room - lovely.

Thanks again for your usual excellent service.

Kind Regards

MIKE CROWTHER.

Wiltshire

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Dear John,

The CDs arrived safely this morning and I am delighted with the result. My wife died very suddenly at the end of November and, as you will appreciate, this record of her efforts to record her early life is very important to my daughters and to me.The quality of the sound is so much better than the original tapes and I cannot thank you enough for your help and for accomplishing this with the minimum of fuss and in so short a time.

Best wishes to you and a happy New Year.

David Trott

Bristol

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Dear John,

Thank you for an excellent job of transferring audio from four dictaphone tapes onto CD for me.  I am delighted with the results and the quick turnaround.

Best wishes for the rest of 2010

Priscilla

Wiltshire

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Dear Mr Shaw

Thank you very much for being so helpful the other day in undergoing the transfers my 78 records to CD. I'm so delighted with the result and am sure we shall get a lot of nostalgic pleasure from your excellent work.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas with our thanks and good wishes.

Trevor Shannon

Norfolk

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Dear John,

Many thanks for a beautiful job.

Warm regards

Jeanne Golay

London

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John,

I have played two of the CDs this afternoon of the two records that previously had groove faults. I straightaway became involved in the Mozart 40 and was past the first fault point before I thought about it, but I was ready for the second point and detected nothing, and similarly with the Eroica I could not detect anything. I don't know what you found or what you did, but you have produced excellent results! Thank you.

Coincidentally, a related query appeared yesterday on a mailing list that I belong to. I took the opportunity to 'plug' your services, so I hope this might bring you a little more custom. The thread subject was 'Vinyl to CD' and my response was as follows:

"I can highly recommend John Shaw at Shaw Sounds for a high quality, professional copying service (turnaround currently three days).  John will copy pretty much anything to anything, the website for his details"  http://www.shawsounds.com/

David Worden

France

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John

I'd like to take the opportunity of thanking you once again for another splendid remastering service in converting Peter Hurford's Pachelbel organ works from LP to CD. Proves in my mind that Johann Pachelbel ought to be remembered as more than a 'one hit wonder' with his famous Canon and Gigue which supposedly underpins the catchy melody in Kyle Minogue's 'I should be so lucky' according to Pete Waterman.

The ability to reacquaint myself with this programme and Dr Hurford's choice of registrations and brilliant performance technique notwithstanding (now virtually distraction free plus the relative ease of individual track selection) makes one appreciate how far technology has progressed since the long playing record provided the primary means of sound reproduction.

That said I still find it absolutely astonishing that such a good Teldec DDM pressing and Decca's enviable international reputation in the field of sound capture and acoustic balance. Created from an early digital master tape such impressive results which only become truly apparent following CEDAR reprocessing. I would also not wish to make light your skilled contribution as audio engineer coupled to acute hearing which must always acts as the final arbiter.

Regards

Michael Bailey

Yorkshire

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Dear John,

I want to thank you for the outstanding improvement you have made to to some of my most difficult vintage vinyl recordings - I am absolutely delighted!

Just to summarise:-

A perfect result, you have managed to make the vocals more focused and the unusual orchestral detail is exposed so clearly, I think you have worked wonders!

With kind regards,

David Bonner.

Banstead Surrey.


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John,

One highly satisfied customer !

John,
 
I am absolutely delighted with the overall quality of sound you have
been able to achieve from my original stereo LP via digital audio
restoration through to final remastering to CD. 
 
Reproduction has been transformed, it is little short of miraculous, far
exceeding my initial expectations as to what could be recovered from the
sonic limitations of the original medium.  
 
A thoroughly professional service has been provided. I have no
hesitation whatsoever in recommending it to others and look forward using
your services again.
 
Seasons greetings and very best wishes for the New Year.
 
Very much obliged to you for a first-rate job.
 
Michael Bailey

Yorkshire

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Hello John,

I have finally just ended the listening of the 11 recordings that you transferred on CD and I have to say that the result satisfies me completely. Cassettes, in particular, won enormously in clarity and in dynamics. As for the LP, the sound is very good.

Kind regards,

Jacques

Belgium

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Dear John

The CDs arrived this morning. The result exceeds my expectations - which were high to start with!  Given the age of the record and the fact that it was recorded on Southend Pier (in what, I presume, was not a studio to the professional standards we have today!), I think you have done a great restoration job. I also like the simplicity of the label you designed. So, a big thank you for your help and end result.

Thanks again, and I wish you a very Happy Christmas.

Kind regards

Duncan
D J PRIOR

Surrey

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Dear John,

I have been meaning to write to you for a month or so, please forgive me.

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Dear John,  

Many thanks for your astonishingly quick and efficient service - the CDs arrived today. I will be recommending you...

Best wishes,

Jane

Suffolk

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Hello John

Thank you very much for the master CD made from my old "Voice Record" metal disc. I am very pleased with your results and like the rich warm tones of the spoken voice. How on Earth did you manage to track the stylus over those corrosion spots? Amazing !

I have two other discs - 'Calibre Auto Recording' records made in the 1970s. Both are of vinyl, play at 45rpm and are single sided. I tried to play one on my turntable but could get no sound from it. They do have recorded sound on them as they were played on other equipment in the past. I will send them to you today.

Many thanks once again,

Steve

Bedfordshire


You transferred the content of my five 12" 78rpm double sided records from the early 1950's to a single CD - it has been a life-changing miracle for me! 

The eight pieces of sacred music on these records have been unplayable for years...!

This is partly due to the difficulty of finding a suitable record player and partly because of the misery of finding and sharpening fibre needles. I also recall the music was continuous from one side to the next, sometimes broken up in the middle of a bar!

Your cheerful and rapid response, removal of all surface noise on the CD and reasonable charges are truly commendable.
With sincere thanks and regards,

Graham Williams

Leigh on Sea - Essex.

Apologies for not replying sooner but the parcel went back to the sorting office as no one heard the door bell! & then it proved difficult to get there to sign for it but I've now managed to listen to the CD & I must admit that the reproduction is nothing short of amazing !

Thanks very much.

 Alan Wise

 Berkshire

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Dear John,

On 3 counts, many thanks yet again on the 1st class transfers.

The 'Furtwanglers' have come out a treat "newly-minted", if a recording made in war-ravaged Berlin in 1943 can ever be called new !

Secondly, it was very good of you to spot the turnover break from side 1 to 2 of the Boheme. It was remiss of me not to forewarn you - I am much obliged to you.

Lastly, I want to express my appreciation for you travelling over twice which was service over and above the ordinary. Your help in this respect means a lot.

Every good wish to you and your wife.

Ken W.

Brentwood Essex.

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I am absolutely delighted with the transfers you have made of my audio cassettes to CDs, and I'm now thinking of what else I can ask you to do!

Thank you very much indeed.

Mr Brooke-Smith

Saffron Walden - Essex

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Good Morning John,

I would just like to say a big thank you for providing such an excellent service.

The quality of the cassette transfer is excellent, and I was so surprised to receive my order two days after posting to you.

Many thanks again for a 5 star service!

Andy Miles

Surrey

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Many thanks for sending the CDs so speedily, it is good to hear the improved sound quality from my old records.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Simpson.

St. Austell - Cornwall

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Hi john,

Just a quick mail to let you know that the courier arrived as scheduled 
on Friday; I've opened the box and everything is in good shape, so many 
thanx once again for your speedy and very professional work. I'll
certainly be in touch again should I need any more vinyl etc digitising 
and will have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anybody I
know who needs similar.

Best wishes for the future.

Neil

Oldham


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Dear John

Thank you very much for attending to my LP/reel to reel items with such speed!, even quicker than I can ever recall !

I shall be sending you a new compilation soon as possible with the accent on cassettes this time.

All the very best,

Geoffrey Walters

East Sussex

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Hi John,

Many thanks for the conversion - the CD + our original disc came back yesterday. It turned out to be a recording of my wife's mother when she was a small girl - as she died a couple of months ago, it was a moving recording for us.

Best regards - David Wilkins

Buckinghamshire

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Hi John,

Thanks very much for the high quality recordings and for the amazingly fast 
turn-around, it is much appreciated.


Regards,
Eddie Newall 

Kent
 

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Dear John,

Over the past few years, you have done some terrific work for my wife and I, so I thought it
was time I dropped you a few lines of appreciation.

I spent ten years in the Hendon Band followed by a further ten years with the GUS Band
(world famous at that time), where I played in many BBC Radio and TV recordings.

Each time I bought our tapes to you, starting about three years ago, I feared they would
have deteriorated far too much for you to work with them and was prepared for the worst. 
However, with your expertise, including dusting most of them down etc., you fully recovered all  the music from the tapes - not only that, but the sound quality was even better than we had ever hoped for. 

Not only is our music and family get-togethers preserved, but we have so much more
pleasure in listening to them, including in the car as we travel.

We look forward to making more visits to you in Romford, (stopping off at The 'Volunteer'
on route), before our 'mission' is complete.

Thanks John for your excellent service - so pleased to have found you when scouring the
internet.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm     

Bedfordshire

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Mardle

Hi John,

Thanks very much for the CD - the audio quality is excellent and I'm very pleased with your efficient service.

 Best wishes,

 Philip Morgan

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Dear John,

I have just received the re-mastered CDs back of my Dejanice/Giouanni LPs and the sound quality is exceptional.

What I didn't say before was that I do have a comparison disk for the Dejanice--a homemade probably second generation copy of someone's LP. The difference in sound quality is staggering, and a great credit to Shaw Sounds!

Thank you.

David

Japan

Dear John,

Just to let you know that I was so pleased to find someone that was thoroughly recommended in Harold Wood, Essex. You transferred my 5" record to CD and the result is brilliant (considering the state of the original). I brought it to your studio at 10am and it was ready by 1.30pm! A truly professional service at a very fair price - I would not hesitate in recommending 'Shaw Sounds' to anyone !!

A. Cudworth

Sheffield

I played the CD as soon as I got home, and am absolutely delighted with it!  It is even better than the original records, with minimal clicks etc.  All the trebles and basses are there, and the quality of the music is very "full".  I am so grateful to you for this splendid result.

Kind regards, 

Dr. George Beckmann.

London

Just to say many thanks for creating a wonderful CD from my ancient audio cassette of family voices.

I can't really believe how much you have improved the quality and made it so easy to listen to and enjoy.

I shall be busy searching the archives for more work for you.

Thanks again,

Roger Anderson,

Chagford,

Devon

Just to say thank you for the excellent service you provided recently.

Kind Regards

Lance

Herts

Thanks very much indeed.

Ian

What a brilliant service you offer !

Chris.

Essex

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Hi John,


I would just like to say a very big thank you for the excellent reel to reel to CD transfer process.

Given that the reels were 40-50 years old and many were entirely unlabelled I had assumed that the quality of recovered audio would be poor and that there would be few useful recordings. My assumptions could not have been more incorrect. As part of my profession I work with audio recordings on a day to day basis and I can say without doubt that the quality of the recovered audio was astonishingly good. I was also very pleased that the number of useful recordings was far higher than expected, hence I am extremely grateful that I took the risk and asked for unlabelled reels to be converted as well as labelled reels. 

The net result is that my family now has a window into the past that would have otherwise sat in a box and degraded over time. Listening to the audio has been an emotional and sometimes painful experience for myself and my family, but very much worth it. My mother (in her 70s) described the audio as "the best present ever", we last heard my fathers voice more than twenty years ago.

If you have a box of reel to reel tapes sitting in a box gathering dust I urge you to have them converted into a digital format and I would not hesitate to recommend John Shaw's exceptional service. The quality of the results and the speed of delivery both greatly exceeded my hopes and expectations.



Regards,

Bill Frost.

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Just a little note to thank you for the conversion from LP to CD you did today for my mother, Mrs Hill (Eileen Fowler exercise record).  She is absolutely thrilled to bits with her new CD and has, as she has just informed me, ? already done her exercise for the day !  Thank you very much for the speedy and professional service - you've made an elderly lady and her daughter very happy.

 Kind regards,

 Lindsay Sabbarton.

 Romford

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Absolutely brilliant John.  And a million miles away from another effort I had done a year or so back from another "expert'.

Going to send you another LP shortly.

Regards,  Carl

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Many thanks for your swift attention to my old 78's.

I look forward to hearing the results!

I thought you might like to know, I found your website through Google & found the site itself very easy to use and informative. It gave the impression that my old records would be in knowledgeable hands.

Thank you.

K. Willoughby.

Scotland

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Hello John,

Received the cd today. I just want to say a very big thank you. I am thrilled to bits with it. I can't wait to see my partners face when I play it at our wedding.

Thank you.

 Kim

 Rye

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Dear John,


Just to confirm that we have received the record and CD version of David
Walton's Handel renditions of yesteryear.

Many thanks indeed - we are very pleased with the results and appreciate the swift conclusion of the job.

Best regards,

Carole.

 Kingston on Thames

Dear John,

Just a quick line to thank you for repairing and transferring my mums tape. I will recommend you to anyone in the future if they require quick and efficient service.

You have made an old woman very happy, thank you once again.

Wendy Clark

Buckinghamshire

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Hi John,

Received my LP this morning - great job, many thanks! 

The music is really 'present' again, if I can put it like that. I will likely send you the 
other half of this double LP at the end of next week if that is OK.


Thanks again!
 Nathan.

 London


 

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Hello John,

A very belated thank you! My dad loved the CDs and couldn't believe the sound quality, it was the nearest I have seen him come to tears in 44 years!!!

Thanks again and hopefully we will have some more to do later in the year.

Alison.

Southend

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Dear Sir,

I want you to know how utterly delighted I am with the transfers from LP to CD that you have done for me - the sound is magnificent - and thank you too for your prompt service.

Yours faithfully,

Margaret Eve.

Essex

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Dear John,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the excellent service I recieved from you.

The 78 record you copied was very sentimental to our family, and we had not been able to play it for many years. I was a little worried posting it, and cannot believe the fast service you provided.

It was wonderful to be able to listen to it once more, and it will certainly bring a tear to my mothers eye once she gets to hear it again.

Many thanks to you -  I will certainly be recommending you to my family and friends.

Tracey Bantock.

Thurrock

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Hello John,
 
The CD arrived yesterday. It sounds great. I can't believe it !

I had a friend transfer them to tape from a 78rpm record player a couple of years ago and you could only just make out the songs - I was hoping for a bit better quality but this is so much better ! The family will appreciate it. Thank you!!!
 
 
Regards,
Colleen.

Whitstable

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Dear John,

Just to say thank you so much for the fantastic job you did on transferring My Grandads 78rpm recording onto CD. 

Having not heard it before I must admit I shed more than a few tears!

I'm sure my Mother will be the same when she hears it for the first time.

You have brought a treasured family member closer to us again. Thank you once again.

Yours most greatfully,

Kerrine McAulay.

Windermere

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Dear John,

I am writing to thank you for transferring two of my old LPs.

I haven't listened to "Blue" for over 10 years as I have no vinyl replay system - it's good to hear them again with no background noise!

The CDs were beautifully packaged with artwork, you turned them round incredibly quickly and most importantly, they sound great!

Thanks again.

Ian Walker.

Inverness

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Please find my cheque attached, in respect of the transfer to CD of
my reel to reel tape of the Royal School of Church Music 1970 summer choir at
Westminster Abbey. As we discussed, I was a young chorister in the choir and have had
a reel to reel recording of one of the recitals for many years, although, regretfully, I
haven't been able to listen to it for what must be about 30 years or so.

I was amazed at the quality of the conversion to CD and have listened endlessly to the
recording, recalling every note from every line from every anthem as if they had been
rehearsed only yesterday. So impressed was I with the quality of the conversion that I
had to get a couple of copies which will make extra special Christmas presents,
especially for my parents.

Many many thanks for the work you have done for me which is much appreciated. I
would be more than happy for this note to be represented in the testimonial section of
your website.

With best wishes for the future.
Yours sincerely,

Suffolk

Michael Thompson.

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Hi John,

I have today received the CD's of my beloved Nan reciting her poetry and I just wanted to say thank you so much.

You have done a brilliant job of converting poor quality tapes onto CD and the quality is brilliant. To hear my Nan's voice again so clearly as she recites was wonderful and touching.

I can't thank you enough for your prompt response and understanding manner at this painful time.

My Nan was a beautiful lady and your help has enabled me to pay tribute to her memory in a way worthy of her.

I would not hesitate to recommed you.

Kind regards,

Kim Bircher.

York

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Hi John,

Just to inform you that I received the tapes yesterday and I'm more than just pleased at the results! 

They say that word of mouth is the best advertisment there is, I don't know anybody who could possibly meet your level of service.

Rest assured, I will certainly recommend you in the future. 

Thanks once again from a more than grateful customer.

John Lee.

Oxford

                                                                                                                                        

      

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Hi John,

I would just like to thank you for the excellent results you achieved in the transfer of my three cassette tapes to CD's. The quality is absolutely first class, as was the speed of service you give. I would also add that your personal help and consideration during our telephone conversations was second to none and very much appreciated!

I would have no reservations in recommending your company, it's outstanding!!

Many thanks once again.

Yours sincerely,

Ken Brown.

Essex.

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Hi John,

Parcel arrived safely - thank you, immaculately done.

Really appreciate the speed.

Jenny.

Surrey


 

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Hi John,

I received the CD today.

I'm very pleased with the sound quality and I thought that the miniature artwork was a really nice touch.

Should I find anymore records in the loft that I haven't heard for 20 yrs, you'll be the man I call.

Many thanks,

Regards,

Brendan

All in all an impressive service that I shall be happy to recommend to anybody.

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John

Thank you for transferring the LP - I had it back today. It's a joy to hear it again after so many years. For so long it has been a favourite of mine that I haven't been able to listen to. It's now safely copied to my iPod so I can listen whenever I travel.

I am so pleased with the quality of the transfer. It has remarkable clarity, considering that the original vinyl is nearly 34 years old!

Many thanks again,


Carl 

Sussex

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Dear John,

Fantastic service.  I received the discs back the very next day and given the age of the LPs I am absolutely delighted with the sound quality. The labelling in the CD case is the icing on the cake.   

Jeremy N. F. Norman 

St Davids

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Dear John,
 
I'm writing to say thanks so much for your amazingly quick service and excellent high quality transfer. The CD sounds brilliant; you've helped make several people very happy indeed.
 
All the best and thanks again,
 
Simon 

Saffron Walden

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Dear John,

I have received the CD today.  It's perfect.

What a truly professional and unbelievably fast service.  Its so rare to find such attention to detail these days.

My father will be thrilled.

Thank you so much for exceeding expectations.

I'm sure we will be doing business again!

Many kind regards,

Nigel.

Dartford

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Hi John,

Thank you so much for the quick response. I received my vinyl and cd's this morning.

I have listened to a couple of the cd's and the sound is amazing! Thank you for doing them for me. If ever I need more vinyl put onto cd, I'll be sure to use you.
 
Cheers,
 
Conrad.

Upwell


 

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Hi John,
 
Rec'd package and am playing it through at the moment. Absolutely thrilled with the quality and speed of your service. I have already processed payment via PayPal.


I have a 50 year old Buddy Holly album (33rpm) that I will be looking to get transferred to CD soon so will be back to you again...............quite a lot of crackle as you can imagine ??
 
Many many thanks,
Andrew.

Shropshire

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Hello John.

Just a note to let you know I received my CD this morning.

I can`t tell you how delighted my wife and myself are, the results you have achieved are fantastic, my wife had a tear in her eye while she listened to it.

So keep up the good work.      
 
Kind Regards,

Bill.    
        
Minehead                                
                                       

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Hi John

Six CDs safely received.

To date, I have only had the time to listen to parts of a few of them, but am absolutely staggered by what you have achieved.

You seem to have retained the warmth of sound which some serious audiophiles still claim is missing from CDs, whilst at the same time removing the clicks and distortions at the end of a side of an LP that used to drive me mad!

I am already preparing another batch to go to you.  You will discover I have very eclectic tastes, ranging from Bach Organ Music to Jean Michel Jarre!

Thank you so much again for your excellent service.

Kind regards

Mike.

Clacton

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Dear John,

Please find a cheque for £28.50p for transferrring the Judy Garland cassette tape to CD.

I also want to put on record my great satisfaction with the service that you provide-brilliant!

I hope that you have an enjoyable Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.

Best wishes,

Steve.

Barnstaple.

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Dear John

Thank you very much for sending me the copy CD which I received yesterday.  I have to say I am absolutely amazed at the sound quality, you've done a fantastic job.

I look forward to receiving the records at your earliest convenience.

Best regards

Simon Thornton

 Ipswich


 

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Dear Mr Shaw,

I would like to thank you so much for the swift and efficient service & for bringing my Dad's voice back to me. It's great to hear it!

Yours sincerely,

A. Kirk.

Surrey.

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Hello John, it's Ty.

You converted some 7 inch records to CD for me complete with front and back covers and CD artwork from a band called "The Giggles".

Just wanted to say that the outcome was better than I could of hoped for. The CD's are an Xmas gift and I'm sure they will be much appreciated thanks to your 1st class work.
 
Thank you again.
 
Ty Mc Donald.

Edinbrough


 

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Dear Mr Shaw

Many thanks for your efficient transfer of the vinyl records I sent to you to CD. I received the fruits of your labours a couple of days ago. I am most impressed with the way you have transferred the record sleeved covers to the CD boxes.


Sincerely, S. Berry.

Wanstead


 

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Hello John,

I have received the CD today and I am very impressed with the qulaity of your work and service level.

You mentioned that you did your "best" to reduce the high distortion on the LP, but given the age of the record I am more than happy with the final result!

Unfortnately I can't seem to get hold of the CD which was released in 1994, however this recording will more than suffice while I wait for the next re-release or am able to find a copy of the CD.

Once again, many thanks for an excellent service - I shall certainly recommend your company in the future.

Kind regards,

Adrian.

Halstead. Essex.

Received my CDs yesterday, many thanks, John.  Excellent service, as ever - prompt, well packaged, and well produced audio CDs - thoroughly recommended!

With thanks,

Tessa Cheal.

Hertford

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John,

Just a short line to thank you for your CD version of my Grandfather's record.

I was very conscious of the high noise level and low audio of the original scratched recording, but you have managed to make it not just comfortable but pleasant to listen too.

My cousin who had the original record said she and her daughter were moved to tears at hearing our Grandfather singing "Trees".

It was recorded almost sixty years ago before I was born and he died almost 40 years ago but I can recognise and remember the sound of his voice from this now.

It is a very valuable memento which I am copying to all the family and which includes those living now in Canada. It will be treasured and passed on down the generations I am sure. 

Thank you once again.

Kind regards,

Colin Moger.

Trowbridge

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Many thanks for the very quick turn around of my request, but also for the quality of the recordings on the resultant CDs.

It was an extremely emotional moment for me to hear something I had last heard some 40+ years ago with the clarity as if it was today, and the voices of people who are sadly now dead. I'm sure my mum will appreciate it for her 90th birthday, even though she is also likely to find it very emotional.

Again, many many thanks.

Dr PC Drennan.

Honiton

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John,

Thanks very much for the disc which arrived this morning.

Sound quality is fabulous and the whole ordering process was extremely easy.

I forgot just how good this track sounded and it sounds even better than my old vinyl version.

Thanks a lot.

Paul Johnson

Ely

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Dear John,

I don't know what you did or how you did it but I just had to write to say that the 'Romeo & Juliet' you transferred for me is just incredible!

The sound is so "alive! that I can imagine myself seated in 'The Boston' in Moscow.

There is more depth, more focus, more detail than the original which by comparison is restricted, one dimentional and recessed.

You've done a grand job there if you'll pardon me for saying!

Many thanks.

K.W.

Brentwood, Essex.

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Hi John

The CD arrived safely.   

You've done a great job with the conversion - the
whole conversation is now crystal clear.  My
grandfather passed away over 20 years ago and although
we have many photographs of him it is really special
to be able hear his voice so clearly on the CD.


 

Many thanks.

John.

Christchurch

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Dear John,

Received the CD transfer today.  

The service was certainly rapid and efficient.  More importantly the quality of the sound is amazing, not only have you been able to eliminate clicks etc,  but the original analogue sound has been retained.

Many thanks.

J. J.

Milton Keynes

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Dear Mr Shaw,

1 have to agree with the recommendations on your website as to the
efficiency and speed of your service, it is magnificent and of course I am
so pleased with the finished article.

My only regret is that I did not record more of my father's reminiscences about his childhood in
Manchester but of course one never realises at the time how important it
will be when you reach the age of appreciating nostalgia.


Should I discover any further "gems", I will be forwarding those to you too without
a moment's hesitation.

Many thanks.

M. D.

Birmingham

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John,

Thank you so much for the beautiful CD's - they are more than I could have hoped for.

Your work is excellent indeed and brings back so many memories for our family.

It was a pleasure speaking to you and dealing with you.

Perhaps I can be in touch again for help in the future.

Again many thanks.

C.R.

Luton

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Just wanted to thank you for your excellent service. I received my order back only 3 days after sending it and I am thrilled with the results.

The records were copied for my dads Christmas present, he will be chuffed to bits, hasn't played them for years!

All that remains is for me now to sneak the LPs back into his record collection!!

Thanks again.

 M. I.

Haverford West

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...Well, I don't quite know  where to begin.... there used to be
a joke about someone known as 'Speedy Gonzales' ! and you seem
to fit the bill...anyway thank you very much for a WONDERFUL job particularly from the
overall sound point of view,- it used to be the case that if you transferred musical sound from one media to another you always lost sound quality... your equipment seems to have built-in safe guards here ? 

Thank you again for your warmth and kindness but most of all your wonderful expertise.

G.W.

Devon

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John........

Album and CD arrived here a couple of days ago.CD sounds perfect (as did last one).

Wonderful presentation,Superb service and communication. As soon as I am able to locate next album will send it to be transferred to CD.

A pleasure to do business with you and will not hesitate to use you again.

Thanks,

Richard.

Yorkshire

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Hi John,

Thank you for transferring the Supremes "We Remember Sam Cooke" to CD format.

Wow ! fantastic job and so quick. Really impressed with the LP cover (back & front) copied onto inlay cards. Would highly recommend your service to others.

Keith Bache

Luton

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Posted LP to you on Monday, rec'd CD and LP today, Wednesday!! absolutely brilliant service, I can't believe the quality of the CD, the LP was in a terrible state! I am now looking for more work for you!

The cheque is in the post. 

 Regards,

 G.S.Phillips.

 Avon

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Hello John,

Compact disc and album arrived here yesterday.

Cannot believe quality of CD, just superb !!!!!.

Presentation absolutely Brilliant.

Service second to none.

Thanks for transfering my vinyl to cd. I'm looking for another two albums by same artist and as soon as I am able to purchase them I will send to be converted.

Thank you again.

Richard.

Cornwall

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Many thanks for a job well done. The single track sounded seamless, bearing in mind it was a split recording on separate sides of a record.

Quality exceptional considering the home made recordings on 78s were fifty years old !

My parents have yet to hear it but am sure they will be delighted.

A job very well done and anyone else worried about entrusting you with their treasured recordings especially home recorded 78s, don't worry.

Professional quick service and I have no hesitation in recommending you.

Thank you,

Paul

Ireland

I hope to have this track played at the Priory for my parent's fiftieth wedding anniversary and renewal of their vows.

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I just wanted to say thank you very much for a no hassle super quick and professional service.

After waiting three weeks for my local hi-fi shop to say their machine can't copy my lp to cd because of a problem,

it was nice to find you and get the job done.

Many thanks again

Nigel Bartlett

Wales

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"Got the LP to you on Saturday. Received back with CD on Tuesday.

The sound quality is out of this world. Without doubt one of the best decisions I ever 
took when I found your web-site.

Can't recommend you enough to others looking for this type of service."

Once again, many, many thanks. I shall remember you when it comes to sifting 
through MY old vinyl at some point.

Adam Ritchie,
London

 

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Have recieved the CD of Elgar Marches conducted by my Great Uncle Stanley Pope and it is excellent.

Thank you so much for the very quick turn around and for the quality of the recording. I never thought I would be able to get anything that he conducted to hear and this has made my day.

Thank you.

Regards

Gill Brion

Somerset

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Dear John,

I had to stop playing the CD - tears were streaming down my face. The clarity of the singing is so beautiful it is like breathing fresh air again. 

Thank you, not just for transferring my records and tapes onto CD, but for somehow lifting the music up onto a higher plane.

With warmest regards from a very satisfied customer,

S.F.

Exeter

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Dear John,

A huge 'Thank You' for transferring my old records on to CDs. I am absolutely delighted with them - I listened to them for hours yesterday when I received them­. The Howell's School 78 records were made in 1952 or 1953. It was strange listening to myself as one of the soloists - I was the soloist singing to the harp accompaniment, -  (and chorister) after all this time! Then, of course, the three records made in St. Clare's Convent School (1967, 1968 and 1970)  were when I was the accompanist/conductor/Music Teacher!! - again very happy memories­­.
 

Thanks so much.

Kind Regards,

Anne

Aberdeen

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Hello John

Last Friday I posted to you the contents of my Music Transfer Project. I assumed that I would have to wait patiently for a week or so before hearing the outcome on a CD.

I was absolutely astonished when your parcel safely arrived on the following Monday, all

complete and ready to play. Also, I discovered that there was no need to worry that new CD's could ever sound as good as the original vinyl, well yours do.

As one of your new and many satisfied customers, I think you perform magic using your knowledge and experience, not only to enhance our listening pleasure but also to enable record collectors, to limit the wear & tear on their treasured tracks.

Thanks

Bob Richardson

West Sussex

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John,

Received the CD this morning. Wonderful Valentine's Day present - I didn't know you cared... Listening to it right now. Great job thank you.

You offer a fast, effective professional service. I would also like to comment on your web-site: It is well laid out, concise and user-friendly.

I have no hesitation in using your services again or indeed recommending you to family and friends.

Diolch yn fawr,

Thank you very much,

iolo.

Wiltshire

Hi John,

Just got the tapes and CD's and have been listening!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for a wondefrul service its been very emotional hearing my Grandmother and Father again so clearly after all these years and it has brought back a lot of lovely childhood memories.

It's like being back there again!

It's also great to have this for Easter as we can listen as a family!

Best Wishes

Steve Kimber

Brighton

Many thanks for making an excellent job transferring the LP to the CD. It is as if it was new and not a sign of any sound interference at all. You even manage to convey something of the "Big Sound" of the vinyl LPs that modern CDs don't seem to have.

Many thanks again

Andrew Hume-Voegeli

PS I will no doubt be in touch again to do a similar job another old LP.

Birmingham

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Dear John,

I'm really delighted with the copy. The quality is extreemly high, the way you've presented it on the CD is immaculate, and the turn-round time was far shorter than I expected.

All in all, an excellent service - many thanks.

D.S.

Dorset

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Dear John,

I just wanted to thank you for the very prompt and efficient transcription you did for me. I really didn't think I would be able to get the cassette transcribed so quickly and professionally, so thanks very much!

J. W.

Swanage

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The CD's arrived Saturday, and we are very pleased with what you were able to accomplish with them. Both my sister and I had tears in our eyes as we listened to our mother playing the piano from so many years ago.

I have also sent you in today's mail, the remaining tape(s), with an enclosed note. Please see if you can work similar wonders on them.

Thanks so much,

R.P.

USA

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Dear Mr Shaw,

Thank you very much for sending me the CD of "cleaned up" Alice! I think it is truly amazing how you have managed to filter out the awful scratches and enhance the actual music and voices. The wonders of electronics, and the skill of John Shaw! Even when the 78rpm records were new they were not as clear as the sounds coming over following your work. Thank you very much, and especially for doing the work so quickly.

With many thanks and good wishes.

F.S.

Cumbria

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Hello John

Thank you very much for an amazingly fast return of the above CD.  I am very pleased with it, it sounds great.  I will be only too pleased to recommend your service.

All the best

Shirley

Cambridge

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Hi John,

Just to let you know the recording of the tape on CD arrived in perfect
condition exactly as I would have wished.  The recording is of outstanding
quality after 37 years'  I shall certainly recommend your service to anyone
interested and I thank you for your efforts and for the prompt service.

Best wishes.

Ken Doughty.

Southampton

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I am writing to say how delighted I am with the CDs that you produced for me from the LPs, singles and tapes.

For me, the one that is the most remarkable is The Shepherd's Song by The Tony Osborne Sound.  As I said to you, the quality of the recording on the single had always been poor. I wouldn't recognise the CD as having come from that record.

I was also very impressed with the covers you produced, and the trouble you took with those which were taken from LPs.  I suppose to say that they are incredibly professional isn't quite the right thing to say, but I hadn't expected anything like this.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, and I very much appreciate the care that you have taken in putting these CDs together for me.

With best wishes.

Karenina.

 Kent.

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I can't tell you how delighted I am with the discs that you sent me last week. In view of their excellence, I have decided to add to the number already sent.

Thanks for all your courtesies and good work.

A.A.

Norfolk.

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Hi John

Just to let you know that the tape and CD arrived safely. thanks for the terrific work.

Regards Pete

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This is the first time I have ever used a vinyl to cd transfer service so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a top class service. The recording is absolutely fantastic, amazing quality. I sent the record on the Wedenesday and it was back with me along with the recording on Friday morning. I will definitely be using this company again and I can recommend it to anyone. Try it for yourself.

Ian Macpherson

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Hi John.

Just confirming received safe and sound today. Beautifully packed. 
I'm very pleased, and so will my wife be: she's a teacher, and it's to save 
her voice. It's nice to deal with someone who takes the trouble to do things 
properly. Thank you.

 J. W.

London.

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Many thanks indeed for the CD that you copied for me; quite above my
expectations!

P.Y.

Gloucestershire.

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Just a quick word to thank you for the CD's - your service is excellent in every respect and I am delighted with the quality........I have already recommended you to a cousin who has a large quantity of valuable 78 records.

Again very many thanks.

C.S.

Surrey.

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Have received my first batch of CD transfers. Absolutely delighted with the
quality. Mother in Law will be ecstatic to be able to hear the Welsh
Congregational Singing once again. It is only a pity that you don't provide
ear plugs!

H.T.

Surrey.

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For one horrible moment yesterday when I got home, I thought that the Royal Mail had returned my parcel.

In one way they had, as it was being returned by you! I can't believe you turned it all around so quickly. We are thrilled with the results and most grateful for the excellent service you have provided. There aren't many people like you left in business nowadays - you obviously take great pride in your work.

D.H.

 West Midlands.

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Many thanks for the quick courier return of the tapes and the wonderful CD transfers.

My goodness the various concerts take me back to the occasions immediately! With your excellent and high quality machines, you have revitalised the sound from tapes that have been hanging around unplayed from over 25 years ago! I am amazed by the sound!

With my good wishes.

R. M.

Cardiff.

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I should just like to tell you how delighted I am with the CD you made for me. The sound quality is superb, as is the presentation and the promptness of delivery. Thank you very much.

Best wishes,

P. R.

Kent

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I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you, for an excellent service, perfect sound and to even copy the sleeve to make it look good....

My mum's over the moon, thank you so much John.

M.M.

 London.

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I have now had the opportunity to listen to the CD's you kindly made for me and I am most delighted with the superb play back of the items you have transferred.

The vinyl transfers of organ music made some fifty years ago would appear to have been only made yesterday and that speaks well of your engineering skills.

The CD's of the 'Messiah' tape have also been carried out with much skill and the end result has brought back a memorable concert for my wife and I in a large Central Hall.

Thanks again for your efforts.

P.R.

Suffolk.

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I have just received my first CD from you and I am more than pleased. I am astounded with the quality of your workmanship and the very prompt service you provide.

It is so thrilling to hear the sounds of the past reproduced to such a high quality, thank you very much.

C.M.

 Shropshire.

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Thanks so much for the wonderful job. Those records were of huge enjoyment for my father and are an emotional reminder of my childhood. I've spent all PM listening to them and the quality is remarkable. It has brought alive the phase 4 albums and it has been quite an experience listening to them in all their glory. Thank you once again for an excellent job done so quickly.

M.P.M.

London.

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.................I've just finished listening to the CD that you produced from my old reel to reel tape, "The Valkyrie Act 3". There's always been a legend amongst Wagner/Goodall fanatics that it was an exceptional performance. Now I know it is! Thanks to your technical wizardry I can hear it so crispy and full-bodied in sound. It's a stunning transcription! Many thanks for the very considerable pleasure you have made possible. The enclosed payment cannot begin to measure my gratitude.

P.R

London.

I cant thank you enough for the quality reproduction onto cd of my record and also its prompt return.

Will certainly be using your service again once I can look out those old lp's out of the loft!!

Thanks again.

J. H.

Herts.

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Well, I received the 2 CDs this morning. 

The morning at work dragged slowly, with the CD's teasing me on my
desk. 
Lunchtime came and I rushed out to the car to have a listen. 
Obviously I would not expect the end result to be in glorious technicolour
stereophonic sound, especially given the state of the original mono
recording and physical tape!  Something about silk purses and sows ears? 

However, I would go as far as to say the CDs reflect how the tape used to
sound when the recording was first made, but "cleaner" - minus the usual
tape induced noise.  I can actually hear some of the lyrics now!!!!!!!!!!!

 ....AND you managed to get all the background noise preserved, just as I
 requested, without breaks in between the tracks. 
And if that wasn't enough, I was delighted to see the overall title and
 track titles on the CD and inlay - just to put the proverbial icing on the
cake. 
Am I pleased with the result? 
YOU BET I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
My verdict? 

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 Money very well spent as far as I am concerned. 
From your point of view, the bad news is that offhand I cannot think of
any other tape or vinyl I possess that require the same treatment 
The good news is that: 
1.  If I find any I will come STRAIGHT to you. 

2.  If I hear of anyone else needs a similar service I will have NO
hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to them. 
You might get the vague impression that I am singing your praises and
leaping up and down in glee with my restored recording. 

YOU WOULD BE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Thank you very, very much for a job well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Very Best Regards, 
A Very Happy And Grateful 
Ron Hobbs

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....thanks for an excellent job on my Francis Jackson organ tapes. I am so pleased that they came out so well. I've had a lovely wallow in nostalgia and know I shall have many happy hours of listening again and again! Thank you for making this possible.

R.R.

 Norfolk.

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I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you made of recording my records onto CD. 
The quality is excellent, and I'm so pleased I discovered your service on the internet.
For years, I've wanted to try and get some of my old records onto CD, but until now, I did not know anyone who provided this service.

I have more records and tapes I would like transferred in due course, and I know my parents have an old reel to reel tape of their wedding speeches, so you'll no doubt hear from me again!
Once again, many thanks for your very professional work and quick response.

N. Swann .

 Wiltshire.

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"I used Shaw Sounds to transfer some reel to reel tapes and was very impressed with the high quality service. I found them to be friendly and professional, and was very pleased with the efficient turnaround of a difficult job. Highly recommended."

 IMG Artists, Audio/Visual Division.

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The quality of the recording is excellent, especially as you had so little original and dated material to go on!

Mrs Summerton .

Eastbourne.

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Very many thanks for your time and trouble - I know where to come if I want any more records copied.

Peter Crooks .

 Kent.

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"Shaw Sounds have never failed to amaze us with their friendliness, professionalism and efficiency. We shall continue to use them and have no hesitation recommending them to our customers and associates. Well done & keep up the good work!"

"Thank you too for providing us with such wonderful service at all times. Your attitude to customer care and professional conduct is a rare combination in this day & age which you have got just right."

A. Azizpour. (Evermedia).

Cheshire.

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I must write and say how pleased I am with the reproductive sound of the CDs which you transferred from my old LPs & 78s, absolutely superb!
No more changing or turning over records after every 2 or 3 minutes, just sit back and listen to favourite melodies for an hour or so.
Definitely a case for recommendation to others, thank you.

J. Staddon.

Kent.

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Thank you for the return of my album and for the two CDs. What an improvement?

D. Taylor

Herne Bay.

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Thank you so much for your excellent work and the speed and efficiency in producing a copy, which at our first listen appears to be even better than the original!
You can be quite sure that if I need other help you will hear from me.

K. Richards.

 Norfolk.

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I must say that I am amazed at the speed at which you completed the task.
Despite the age of some of the records and the resulting slight crackles in the tracks, I am delighted with the results and can again listen to bands from my earlier years.
Many thanks once again for your speedy and efficient service which I shall certainly recommend to any of my friends who still possess their no doubt, cherished but playable records.

J. Bowden.

 Wigan.

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We are very delighted with the CDs and impressed that you managed to salvage so much from the well worn records and the broken one.
Thank you for the excellent work you achieved.

M. Culverwell.

Frome.

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Thank you for the superb job you did on my Peter Dawson tape.

C. Langman.

Tavistock.

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How wonderful to hear the voices of my relatives again. Thank you so much for your prompt attention I can't believe how quickly the CD came back to me!

A.Hitchmam.

Birmingham.

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Hi John, got the CDs today, may I comment on an excellent job!! Thanks a lot for all your work, I am very pleased with the results, keep the good work going!

Maria.

 Birmingham.

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We were delighted to receive your CD transcript this morning. We are thrilled with the result, you have certainly made an excellent job of the transfer ? congratulations!

J. Linnell.

Surrey.

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I'm very pleased with the CDs and extremely grateful to you for understanding the organ works.

M.Cousins.

Nottinghamshire.

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Thank you so much for making this CD for me. It was lovely to hear my fathers voice again - it was 31 years since he died.

Merseyside.

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The records and the CDs arrived in perfect condition today. For half a century I have been telling "foreigners" that in England they: 1/. Are better people 2/. Do a better job. How nice it is, once in a while, not to be disappointed! I am delighted with your product. Thank you so much.

Michael Williams.

Ontario. Canada.

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 Fantastic!  Fabulous!  Fabuleux!  Fabelhaft!  Fabuloso!.. many thanks, I'll be in touch, probably with more records.

 P. Cutler.

 Essex. 

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I am delighted with the restoration job on those 3 LPs.

The story behind them is as follows:-

In the Early 60' four of us from a special forces unit (not SAS) were on a 9 month tour somewhere in the Middle East. When one of my colleges got his hands on a record player and 5 records which he played constantly, the 2 vocal ones we used for target practice (Poor Ruby Murray). The 3 Percussion records we buried in the sand while he was sleeping. I was the last of the 4 to come home to the U.K. so I dug them up and brought them home as I am meeting the only other member who is still alive at a reunion shortly I will have them played at Dinner.

Gratefully Mac.

Pembrokeshire.

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Thank you for the CDs.

I am very pleased with the results and will definately use your services in the future - recommending you as well!

P. Burton.

Kent.

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Just to let you know that the LP and CD arrived here on Friday and the finished product is fantastic.

If I am able to give feedback on your website I will do so, but as a Customer Service Manager in a previous life I would say that your Customer Service is excellent and many businesses could learn a lot from you.  The end product that you supply is superb and I would highly recommend you to anyone.  I purchased an LP on Saturday and by the following Friday it had been from Herne Bay to Hereford, back to Romford put onto CD and was back in Hereford again - fantastic!!

Thank you once again for your very kind assistance.

 B. Dollery.

 Hereford.

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Thank you so much for the work you did on my LP. I am absolutely thrilled 
with it and know that my friend will not believe it when he opens it on 
Christmas Day. I had to email you and thank you as I was bowled over by the 
sound quality!
We have several more LPs and cassettes that we will be contacting you about 
in the New Year. In the meanwhile, thanks again for such a refreshingly 
professional service.
Very best wishes for a super Christmas and New year.
With kindest regards,

Melloney.

Cornwall.

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I received my CDs in the post yesterday and I am really thrilled with the results.
(I particularly like the Christmas baubles on the CD itself!!)

I am sure as you have been in business some time you don't need any help, 
but I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

Regards.


Nicola Morris.

London.

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Thank you very much for the absolutely superb transfers to CD. You managed a remarkable level of noise reduction, without affecting the sound quality. I shall contact you again with some more transfers.

H. Anderson.