MiniDisc

We can digitally transfer your stereo MiniDisc to a digital .wav or .aiff files to be played on a modern PC, Mac, mobile phone, or used for a remastering project. Our MiniDisc player is digitally connected via a Toslink optical cable to an audio interface for transfers. These file formats can then be converted to mp3 or flac. We currently support only standard stereo 74 minute audio MiniDisc and not MD Data, MDLP, MDNet, or Hi-MD.

It is unknown if MiniDisc can suffer from data rot as the first generation of CD-Rs did, and the compression algorithm is proprietary to Sony, so you should convert unique audio recordings that are in this format should be archived to digital files. Contact us now for a quote and directions on sending us your MiniDiscs.

Sony MiniDiscsMiniDiscs use rewritable magneto-optical storage to store the data, offering a capacity of 74 minutes. Sony brand audio players were on the market from September 1992 until March 2013. Unlike the DCC or the analog Compact Cassette, MiniDiscs are a random-access medium, making seek time very fast.


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Why Choose Deep Signal Studios?

  • File conversion work and tape transfers can be tedious and frustrating. Your time as an artist is better spent working on your music and mixes on a platform you know.
  • All work is completed by certified engineers with over 20 years experience with DAWs, MIDI sequencers, notation software, synthesizers, samplers, and tape machines. We have comprehensive knowledge about everything that has come and gone, as well as all current and emerging platforms.
  • Services are performed by native English speakers in the recording capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA.
  • We stand behind our work and offer a no recovery, no fee guarantee. We do not accept any payment until you are 100% satisfied.
  • Your files are secure. All work is performed in-house and in strict confidentiality. Client files are archived for 30-days upon completion of the project, and promptly destroyed thereafter.