In the 70's I work at "Club 99" [operatic reissue) records.
I would use a razor blade and a splicing block to "de-click" the tape transfers of some very scratchy 78s.
It would take about 3 hours to de-click a 4-minute aria - verrrrry tedious.
Then, we would take the tape to our sound engineer in Manhattan, David Hancock (RIP) and he would so some expert EQ.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Reducing crackle from 78 rpm records the analogue way on 70's reissue LP's
I spent the week-end going through my collection of 70's and 80's compilation albums of old jazz records remastered by John R.T. Davies and Robert Parker.
I must say I am a bit impressed by the way they were able to suppress noise and especially the crackle form the old 78's they used.
May anybody remember (or know) how they did that and what kind of machines they used back in the analogue days?
All the best