I am not clear on the history of the records themselves. Disk transfers were used to make the Savoy
reissues, so what happened to the disks and why can't new transfers be made? Which brings up another
question -- wasn't at least some of this Dial material reissued in the LP era, presumably from
disk-to-tape transfers? So was a search undertaken for those tapes? I would think, if you did a
high-resolution Plangent transfer on those tapes (thus removing the mechanical artifacts of the tape
dub), you'd have a decent shot at sculpting the disk sound to taste, without digital artifacts if a
tasteful and skilled engineer is at work, using modern DSP tools.
Ideally, you'd want to re-transfer the disks using a more competent playback and modern
high-resolution digital technology. In lieu of that, I would think old LP master tapes would be
preferable to trying to "fix" badly-done 44.1/16 materal. I haven't heard any of the Savoy reissue
CDs in ages, but it's possible at least some of those digital artifacts were native to those
remasters, and cannot be removed by any "bit-whatever" method.
All of this is too bad because musically, the examples in the Soundcloud area on that page are very
interesting. I'm not in the Charlie Parker cult, but I find his music interesting because it
influenced so much jazz that I enjoy. The material from the other Dial artists in this set is also
interesting because I don't think much of it was previously available.
-- Tom Fine
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Something new in audio restoration?
> I didn't realize that some titles can be heard on the Mosaic web site.
> The sound is very unnatural, IMO.
> I'm sorry to see Mosaic make such a mistake!
> Doug Pomeroy
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>>> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:52:08 -0400
>>> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: Re: Something new in audio restoration?
>>> There are Soundcloud excerpts on the descriptor page:
>>> I hear a LOT of digital artifacts on some of the tracks. It might be lossiness from Soundcloud
>>> you'd think they'd want to put a better foot forward.
>>> -- Tom Fine