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Progressive Labs

Transcribing your cd collection has traditionally required a labor intensive computer process which requires manually ripping a cd one at a time. This process is extremely time consuming and introduces the potential for errors to be made in a variety of areas including important metadata collection. Progressive Labs uses state of the art robots to perform this process coupled with dbpoweramp batch ripper software, encoding your files in the format of your choice such as AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, MP3 or other format which you desire.

dbpoweramp provides bit perfect accurate rips of cd’s by comparing fingerprint files made of each track against an on-line database from users all over the world. We use GD3 to provide the highest accuracy and richest metadata available. High quality album cover art is included for free. Each song is tagged with ID3V2 information which includes (Artist, Album, Title, Track#, Genre, Year, etc.) so that you can quickly organize and find your favorite songs and albums.

Why Choose Us

Converting your CD collection to files is something that should be done once and done correctly! We use the best ripping software in the industry to provide you with bit perfect “Accurate - Rips” so that there is absolutely no difference between the original from the files on your drive.    Progressive Labs provides the highest quality ripping of CD’s using dbpoweramp software which is regarded as the best available.    dbpoweramp provides bit perfect accurate rips of CD’s by comparing fingerprint files made of each track against an on-line database from users all over the world.   A report is provided within each CD folder showing the accuracy of each ripped track and how many other users files were in agreement with your rip.

Around 2% of all ripped discs have errors, discs do not even have to be scratched to give an error, such as from manufacturing defects. CD drives on their own cannot determine if a ripped track has errors (using c2 pointers, or re-ripping), ripping errors could be speaker-popping-noise, or silence (where the drive interpolates the error).

We use metadata provided from GD3 which provides us with accurate and more complete metadata than found elsewhere. Classical music lovers will find a host of additional information included in each file that is not provided by other providers.

We are able to complete most collections within 72 hours, however we will provide you with an estimate for your collection based on the size with a written quotation

Portability

Having a digital music collection allows you the freedom of taking your music wherever you wish.    You can connect your digital drive to your audio system at home, your portable music player, phone, or mobile audio system.   You never need to worry about dust, fingerprints, or scratches and you can make a back-up copy or place your entire collection on a cloud to insure that you will never experience a loss of your music.