CD Ripping Service - Quality Sounds

Why compromise your amazing sound system and exquisite headphones with low grade music files? It's time to immerse yourself in high resolution disc-to-digital audio.

High Fidelity CD Ripping Service

Enjoy more from your music

Back in the day, an iTunes mp3 download file came in at 128kbps. DIY CD rippers tended to create the same, which is a major compression value when compared to today’s 256kbps AAC compression standards.

Your CDs look great in iTunes

FLAC and WAV files are not compatible with iTunes or apple mobile devices.


We offer mp3 & ALAC

... heres why

WAV

A WAV file is a completely uncompressed lossless format and file sizes can average 100mb per track. An album can therefore exceed way above 1GB.

This may not be an issue at home, but if you want to go mobile with your music, your iPhone and such like will reject WAV files which is why we focus on the “any-device” mp3 and ALAC lossless Apple format.

FLAC & ALAC

FLAC and ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) are both lossless types of audio files and contain the same data as a WAV file, but adopt a more sophisticated approach to compression. The result is audio preservation combined with smaller files.

Formats like FLAC and ALAC don’t throw any data out – they keep all the data and compress it intelligently, like a ZIP file.

MP3

We rip mp3 to 320kbps and minimise compression / data loss, to preserve your audio. A versatile file playable on all devices. Also comparable to the iTunes AAC 256kbps download.

Some argue they can't hear any difference between this level and an ALAC file, but there are many variables such as the device used, your speakers and how a CD was re-mastered.

ALAC is our favourite. File sizes are larger but given the low cost of storage these days and mobile devices offering greater capacity, it's not an issue. And if you need to transcode to an mp3 later, you can do so from your original Lossless ALAC file, and even in iTunes.

It all comes down to bitrates!

MP3
DIGIRAW rips your CDs at higher bit rate levels to minimise audio degradation. It’s not a cloned lossless result but it is far superior to a typical music store download or average home rip.

Our mp3 files will be a little larger to accommodate all that added fidelity, but we’re talking only a few mb per track, which even a standard set of headphones or home sound system will relish.

You can expect tracks to average 9mb compared to a typical CD home rip or music download/stream at 3mb. And that 200% greater fidelity really does make a huge difference!

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ALAC
If a larger file size is of no concern and your eco system comprises iTunes, perhaps Sonos and apple devices then plump for the lossless ALAC copy of your CDs.

Just like a FLAC or WAV file, your Apple Lossless format (ALAC) will capture every note but with the added advantage of being able to transfer and play them on your iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs.

Better still, if for any reason you need that track or album in an mp3, iTunes has in built conversion feature. Just a couple of clicks of your mouse and your ALAC is saved and an mp3 is created.

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MP3 & ALAC metadata tagging

DIGIRAW will metadata tag your music files directly with album artwork, title, genre and more so all you need to do is a simple drag and drop action into you iTunes or any other media management software.

Why is metadata file tagging important?
“I thought iTunes handled this function automatically!”
Assuming the correct album artwork is listed or even available, iTunes can run off and grab information from Gracenote. However album artwork is stored in a separate back end file and not written directly to each track.

So, if you up-grade to a new computer or endure a crash with data loss, you are likely to face the daunting prospect of starting over. And if you transfer your music to a non iTunes related device, you won’t see any album covers at all.

Tagging directly to each track really is the only way to go.

CD Ripping Prices

  • mp3 + metadata (plays on all devices)

    CDs to High Fidelity mp3.

    Plays on iPods (possibly not early generations), Sonos, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, PCs, MACs, Apple TVs / iTunes and more.

    • £1.35 per disc

    What's included in the price?

    • Metadata tagging.
    • A suitably sized USB external hard drive on orders over £125 configured to exFat format for PC / MAC plug-and-play compatibility.

    Our music ripping prices reflect the increased time it takes to rip your music to HF mp3 format, the larger USB storage device required and the extra time it takes us to write our metadata to each larger track with all that wonderful fidelity.

  • ALAC + metadata (Apple Lossless)

    CDs to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Code).

    Play and installs to iTunes, Sonos, iPod, iPhone, iPod (maybe not early generations), iPad, Apple TV and most other PC based media players.

    • £1.75 per disc

    What's included in the price?

    • Metadata tagging.
    • A suitably sized USB external hard drive on orders over £125 configured to exFat format for PC / MAC plug-and-play compatibility.

    Our music ripping prices reflect the added time it takes to rip your music to ALAC format, the larger USB storage device required and the increased time it takes us to code our metadata to each larger track.

  • Combi (mp3 & ALAC)

    CDs to mp3 & ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Code).

    mp3 (320kbps): Plays on iPods (possibly not early generations), Sonos, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, PCs, MACs, Apple TVs / iTunes and more.

    ALAC (Apple Lossless): Play and installs to iTunes, Sonos, iPod, iPhone, iPod (maybe not early generation) iPad, Apple TV and most other PC based media players.

    • £2.35 per disc

    What's included in the price?

    • Metadata tagging.
    • A suitably sized USB external hard drive on orders over £200 configured to exFat format for PC / MAC plug-and-play compatibility.

    Our music ripping prices reflect the added time it takes to rip your music to ALAC format, the larger USB storage device required and the increased time it takes us to code our metadata to each larger track.

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