On 01/10/2012, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> I hope this thread does not suggest any nostalgia for the technique,
> which was *faute de mieux* at best and invariably produced audible
> artifacts. Vinyl noise may have masked some of them but masters
> manually de-clicked proved useless for digital reissue. Digital noise
> reduction strategies now make the tiresome task of removing bits of
> tape and splicing back together seem as quaintly outmoded as the
> washboard and the butter churn.
Splicing would remove a bit of the timing.
I think John R T Davies used to scrape the emulsion away to remove a
click. That would keep the timing, and the tape backing, intact.
But he did a fair amount of physical repair first.
His site was www.jazzrescue.com - you may find it at http://wayback.archive.org/
Look under FAQ in a version of the site from around 2004-5
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