I agree, Tom!
This is actually better sound than the low-level tape we were discussing
earlier today, sadly. In fact, what Patrick posted is probably more
intelligible than the low-level sound AFTER I attempted to clean it up!
This also made it to the Society of American Archivists List!
Kudos to Patrick!
On 2012-06-20 7:13 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> This is amazing stuff! I'm hoping Patrick Feaster is on-list for this
> Question -- is there an algorhythm to remove the modulation noise
> behind the voice? It seems to be repeated modulation, just like if a
> disk were played and the groove was "listing" to one side, sort of a
> woosh-woosh-woosh. Because it's a relatively uniform modulation, I'm
> wondering if it can be "zero'd out" to improve voice audibility?
> In any case, very impressive indeed! For the record collector, does
> this preview a time when we can put our scratched or poorly pressed
> records on a scanner, grab an image and then use software to "play"
> the groove and correct things like rough material in the groove (what
> I call "grit distortion"), overcut grooves (usually heard as fuzz
> distortion), bad scratches (requiring software to "guess and repair"
> the damaged groove walls) and pressed-in "pimples" (again requiring
> "guess and repair")?
> -- Tom Fine
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] audio from pictures
> For those of you following Patrick Feaster's work on the earliest
> sound recordings, you might be interested in his recovery of the voice
> of Emile Berliner from a picture in a periodical.
> There is a news release from Indiana University here
> A summary version on our blog with an audio clip
> Patrick's description of this project
> Mike Casey
> Director of Media Preservation Services
> Media Preservation Initiative
> Indiana University Bloomington
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