THX to John Haley for the original link!
As one who started in the recording industry when vacuum tubes were
still in use (Late 1960's), I can honestly say: "Been there, done that."
I have edited many a click and pop from audio tape. And, I used some of
his methods for Forensics and Restoration from that era. As equipment
became available, mostly single ended noise reduction, I employed it's
use as well. I was fascinated by just how much Mr. Davies methods were
the same as editing magnetic film ( Wiping oxide from the backing and
his editing block was similar to a magnetic film "Sync Block", etc.)
Yes, things are much easier today,
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 4/24/2018 9:31 AM, Ted Kendall 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
>> 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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