As a long time vintage jazz listener and broadcaster I’ll add that the results of JRT Davies efforts were rarely surpassed
He engaged BOTH the science and the ART restoration.
Broadcasting vintage jazz since 1982
> On Apr 24, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Ted Kendall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I wouldn't laugh, if I were you. The subject of the film is John R T Davies, under whom I studied restoration techniques. Crackpot some of this may seem, but it worked, and there are hundreds of his remastered LPs and CDs to prove it. By the time I knew him, the cutting out of clicks had been supplanted by judicious use of a Packburn, or my Front End, whose design he inspired, and blooping the remaining clicks by removal of oxide. The peculiar motion of the tape in the split block (or decerealiser) enabled one to locate the click very accurately and scrape oxide with such precision that the click sank into the surrounding surface noise. Until CEDAR came along, this was the best method of getting muck out whilst leaving the music intact. A pioneer, and a visionary. May he rest in peace.
>> On 24/04/2018 17:04, John Haley wrote:
>> Hold everything! We are obviously doing it (audio restoration) all wrong.
>> Here's how it's really done! (I may need trumpet lessons).
>> Here's the thing. Will future generations laugh as hard at what we do
>> John Haley
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