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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