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--- Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> sam stephenson wrote:
> > We have a collection of 1600 7" open reel tapes.
> 418 of the reels, we now
> > know, contain about 1000 hours of jazz music and
> spoken word dialogues made
> > in a NYC loft building 1957 to 1964.
> > But the spoken word dialogues need cleaning up now
> so we can better make
> > out voices and transcribe what's being said, which
> helps us identify
> > content.
> > None of us are engineers or technicians and we
> won't be doing any real
> > restoration work until all content is identified.
> Hearing spoken words
> > more clearly would be very helpful. We need
> something that is
> > user-friendly and relatively affordable and that
> does not require a steep
> > learning curve.
> For non-technical people, you probably want
> something with a graphical user
> interface, the useage of which is deadly obvious to
> all but the most
> technologically challenged!
> If you are prepared to purchase a computer and
> software to perform this task,
> you probably have enough in the budget to afford
> something like a Weiss or
> Yamaha YDP-2600 stand alone equalizer box... plug
> your muffled audio in, and
> after some judicious tweaking of the controls, the
> results of which are
> clearly displayed on a display screen integral to
> the equipment, get the
> modified audio out to listen to or record on your
> existing equipment.
> The Yamaha box is relatively cheap and probably
> quite well suited to your
> needs, go here to look at it:
> (This is a huge link and if it is broken, paste it
> together in your
> browser and it should take you to the correct
> page, otherwise
> go to http://www.yamaha.com/ and search for
> YDP-2600 in the professional
> audio category)
> The Weiss box (go here to see it: )
> is considerably more expensive, but provides more
> flexibility and much
> higher resolution which really is only needed if you
> are doing original
> recordings to current day studio standards.
> ... Graham Newton
> Audio Restoration by Graham Newton,
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