Also, on title "The Chase", played by Dexter Gordon And Wardell Gray I can
hear a lot of artificial (stereo) reverb aded to ordinary lacqer transfer.
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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 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 but you'd think they'd want to put a better foot
> -- Tom Fine
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> From: "Doug Pomeroy" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 6:49 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Something new in audio restoration?
>> In the March issue of Stereophile magazine, Robert Baird's article, on p.
>> 130, describes the
>> current reissue of a boxed set of 9 CDs by Mosaic Records: "The Complete
>> Dial Modern
>> Jazz Sessions". These famous bop recordings on the Dial label have been
>> reissued before,
>> and Baird quotes Mosaic's Michael Cuscuna who praises the audio
>> improvements wrought by
>> mastering engineer Steve Marlowe who performs "bit density processing".
>> Backer says the
>> result is "pretty dramatic": "he (Steve) goes bit by bit by bit and
>> ferrets everything out. It's very
>> tedious and very time consuming". Backer says re-equalization was
>> performed, and (presumably)
>> pitch stabilization. Compared to the Savoy Records reissue from 2002, he
>> says the sound has
>> "a much more three-dimensional presence -- a bigger, rounder sound -- and
>> the high-frequency
>> response is greatly improved overall".
>> I reached out to Steve Marlowe (via Jonathan Horwich) but have not heard
>> back from him.
>> I've had no experience with DSD, so I'm curious to know what might be
>> meant by "bit density
>> processing". Perhaps others can suggest the answer?
>> Doug Pomeroy
>> Audio Restoration and Mastering Services
>> 193 Baltic St
>> Brooklyn, NY 11201-6173
>> (718) 855-2650
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