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Each year the whole country stops to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict over the centuries.
We are always very touched to see how many people use CDS and DVDs to raise money and remember the lost and those who still grieve for them.
At Duplication Centre we stop to remember them.
Duplication Centre celebrates 15 years of successful business this year.
We are a family run, small business which allows us to work closely with our customers. As the business has grown we have discovered that probably the most important thing in our work, after producing high quality and professional products, is that we listen to and try to help and advise our customers one to one.
Good communication in any aspect of life is so important and we try to always work with our customers to understand and help them acheive what they want with their order.
We find live chat really helpful along with the phone lines that come directly to experienced staff.
We always aim to respond to emails as quickly as we can and will proactively notify customers if we spot a problem with their order.
If you order this month we are adding 5 Extra Free units, just put FREE5 in the special code box when you check out.
Give us a call or chat online via the website:
This year we celebrate 15 years of successful business.
We grew from a Recording Studio into one of the UK’s leading Duplication Company’s.It has been a great help to us when we work with musicians that we understand the importance and value of each individual recording /duplication order we receive, and have extensive knowledge among our staff who can advise, help and guide you through the process.
As we celebrate our success we are happy to offer 5 FREE units with every order placed until the end of June 2019; just add the words FREE5 in the special code box as you go through the check out.
You can get an instant quote and place your order with ease here: www.duplicationcentre.co.uk.
The sharpest customers we deal with no longer rely on any one way to make money from their music.
Remember that the fresh way to approach making money is to have a mix of content available for your fans:
- Via Your Website
- Via Social Media
- After Gigs
These will include digital downloads, merchandising and of course the opportunity to buy CD’s and DVD’s in hard copy….and if you’re doing this you have all bases covered.
Another tip is to make yourself available after gigs to sign your CD’s…providing a memory that people love to keep!
Check out our instant price calculator to get a quote for your CD’s/DVD’s & BluRay’s to sell at your gigs.
Music wouldn’t exist without the work of songwriters composers and publishers.
Music Licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music.
Music licensing is intended to ensure that owners of copyrights on musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work.
The PRS represents them and ensures they are rewarded and royalties are paid to members when their work is used.
If you are considering recording any music other than your own compositions you should always get in touch with the MCPS or PRS to check about copyright .
Our Managing Director here at Duplication Centre was a Professional Musician majoring in the Hammond B3 Organ .
He has an amazing musical ability and an incredible ear for music and plays most instruments he picks up!
Martin owned a recording Studio and it was from this studio that Duplication Centre grew. It was here that he met Mark Smith our Technical Director.
Apart from all his other duties at Duplication Centre, Mark has an amazing affinity with the machines and is our Mr Fix it!!
He is responsible for the day to day production of all your artwork and discs and is a very patient and meticulous worker.
Una Johnson manages our packing and dispatch team and is also responsible for our Digital Marketing.
All of these gifts and talents combine to make a great team.
If you call us or email you will most likely speak to one of these people so can be sure that you are getting the best possible advice and guidance for your project.
As we approach Remembrance Day we are proud to have duplicated many DVD’s and CD’s dedicated to the many who lost their lives in the Two World Wars and in other conflicts around the world.
We support Help For Hero’s and salute all those who fought to make the world a better place; and for those who still defend us in the Armed Forces.
In today’s society everything is done by internet: Emails whizz from company to client, children do their homework via the web, people illegally download music and video from the internet… This last, the pirating of music and film, is becoming an ever-growing problem in our technological world. But it doesn’t just occur on the internet: Pirated discs can be bought as well! But what effect is this having on our music and film industries and is it such a big problem that we need to worry about its effect on the CD and DVD manufacturing world?
The answer, unfortunately, is yes! We do need to worry about it: The music and film industry is an expensive business to run: With hiring actors and musicians, studio fees, pre- and post-production costs, disc duplication, advertising and distribution of the product there is a lot of money being sunk into making the product in the first place. There is a delicate balance between the money being sunk into films and music and the money being made from these to produce more films and music and if we as the public begin to pirate the products, there will not be enough money going into the cycle to make CD and DVD manufacturing continue.
Of course occasionally you get a film such as Lord of the Rings or Titanic which makes an absolute mint but for the most part films just about make back what was spent on them in the first place, if not even making a loss. The same can be said about music: Michael Jackson and Madonna may be incredibly wealthy but there are literally thousands of bands who every year scrape by. Is it really fair to pirate the work of these people?
Piracy has become a serious offence in many countries now, with the media recording cases of suing up to and over £60,000 pounds – a lot of money in anyone’s books! And yet it is still happening: Loop-holes are being found or people are simply taking the risk so that they can save money in the short term. But the effect this is having on our music and film industries is palpable and soon the cycle of money going in and out could get so broken that both industries will collapse entirely and there will be no more CD or DVD manufacturing!
So what can we do to help? Well, the answer is simple: Don’t use pirated goods! Don’t download illegally off the internet! Whether you use pirated goods or simply buy them, you are still enjoying the same product (nearly always at a higher quality if you buy it, as well!) So why not support the industries so that they can produce more music and film while you’re at it? Get a higher quality product and keep film and music alive by buying legitimately rather than pirating!
The compact disc, or CD, was developed as a result of the evolution of LaserDisc technology. Both Philips and Sony scurried to develop prototypes during the 1970s and they later worked together to produce a standard format and player which was eventually made available to the public in 1982.
The origin of the CD has many stories and several trailblazers to thank for experimenting and figuring out ways to make a disk like the CD available to the public. Although many people claim different inventors of the CD, the early credit should go to three men: Emil Berliner for his proving that flat discs work better for transmitting sounds than the round phonograph, Thomas Edison for his invention of the gramophone record and Antonio Rubbianifor his experimentation with digital video.
However the actual CD was not produced until L.Ottens constructed a team of seven people to create an audio disc that produced a better sound quality than the vinyl record. They set out in 1974 and eventually developed a lab that allowed for more testing and prototypes than ever expected.
The original thought was to develop a CD that had a diameter of 20cm, however this was later changed to 11.5cm to match the diagonal length of a cassette tape.
During that time, Sony joined the race by displaying an optical audio disc in the fall of 1976.
In 1976, Philips and Sony created a joint task force of experts and engineers to create a brand new disc. The task force was headed by ToshitadaDoi and KeesSchouhamerImmink, and after a year of testing, they released the Red Book CD-DA standard which was released in 1980 and later recognised as the international standard in 1987.
The small team was split by representatives from each company and each person was there for their own area of expertise. Representatives from Sony focused on error-correction and Philips representatives focused primarily on the manufacturing process.
The first CDs and players
Langenhagen, Germany was the sight of where the first CD was pressed. The Poydor Pressing Operations plant created the CD with a recording of Richard Strauss’s EineAlpensisfonie. Mass production began in 1982. The first musical album to be release on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd street, which was sold beside Sony’s brand new CD player CDP-101. This release occurred on October 1, 1982 and led to an explosion of sales in CDs and CD players.