... and other music-related stuff

About

Run by Iain Carr, RecordRestorations.com is a site which originally offered a high-quality vinyl-to-CD service between 2002 and 2009. Some vinyl-to-CD information and advice is still available on the site.

Currently the site is moving into other music-related areas.

About Iain Carr

"I have been a musician for most of my life (aged 56 at the time of writing), learning the piano from the age of six and singing with my brothers to home visitors and church gatherings for some years before that. Until I left the teaching profession in 2005 I was Head of Music in a comprehensive secondary school for over twenty years, and have a musical ear which reflects my lifelong experience (fifty years since my first piano lesson). I have also been a hi-fi enthusiast for most of that time, starting with an old tape recorder my dad gave me at around the age of ten. Since then I have striven to attain the best sound possible from the equipment I had managed to acquire, sometimes in the past reaching beyond my financial means to obtain the best (for example, the Linn Sondek LP12 mentioned elsewhere). In the late 1990s I began to experiment with transferring my vast record collection to CD (more than a decade later, I've still got most of them to do), constantly refining my procedures and culminating in the Record Restorations service which was first offered in 2002. I have been the pianist and bass guitarist in several bands and am currently the organist of a large parish church and two smaller country churches, having previously held two organist posts over a period of years in different locations. I have also been involved with a number of choirs (church and secular) both as participant and director. In presenting the Record Restorations digital transfer service, my passion for music was coupled with both my enjoyment of high-fidelity sound and computer knowledge. I hope that new ventures into other musical areas on this site will be useful to the site's visitors."