Restoration and Remastering
Audio specialties include restoration of out of print recordings. Recorded platforms include LP, cassette tape, 7½ inch reel tape and records with non-standard speeds (16, 76.59, 78.26, etcetera). The restoration process starts with analog to digital transfer through a DBX 3BX dynamic range expander. Surface noise is eliminated or otherwise reduced. Most recordings benefit from the use of a virtual valve filter and is applied as appropriate to preserve the sound quality associated from vintage vacuum tubes.
Any tears, rips, stains or missing pieces from the original artwork are repaired and undetectable. Often, ring-wear from records detract from an otherwise excellent condition album. Of course, ring-wear is eliminated from the final graphical output. The original record label is also converted and used as a label for the CD. Booklets for the CD are also available when applicable and represent the booklet or text from the original album.View Gallery
The Young Tuxedo Brass Band - Jazz Begins - Lead Me Saviour.mp3 1.93 mg. 128 kb/s mp3 sound file. Sounds of New Orleans Streets, Funeral and Parade Music. Full length sample audio restored from LP. Although this version is highly compressed, the full version sounds much better. Out of print for years, today the CD can be found on Amazon.download here
Editing and BluRay/DVD Authoring
Video specialties include the editing, restoration and authoring of analog and digital video. Media is de-multiplexed into elementary streams with the audio restoration as stated above and the video is edited, noise filtered and multiplexed (or re-encoded). The authoring process includes menu structure and command sequences needed to navigate through DVD or BluRay structure.
Images above and below are screen shots from an SNL music BluRay disc. Each video is 1920x1080i with 5.1 audio (with two exceptions). Each audio stream (about 290 files) has been passed through a virtual valve amplifier, noise reduction filters, and volume normalization. Resulting audio and high resolution video is superior.
Pictured below is a collection of Blu-ray menu screen shots that can be scrolled through. Each an image link to each video. The disk contains about 21 gigabytes worth of music containing 48 musical acts.
Grey March - Way of the Cross.mp3 5.03 mg. 128 kb/s mp3 sound file. Self titled album still out of print. Full length sample audio restored from LP. Although this version is highly compressed, the full version sounds much better.download here
The Beasts Of Bourbon - Psycho 3.54 mg. 128 kb/s mp3 sound file. Full length sample audio restored from LP. Although this version is highly compressed, the full version sounds much better.download here
The Jazz Butcher - The Devil Is My Friend 2.00 mg. 128 kb/s mp3. Full length sample audio restored from LP. Although this version is highly compressed, the full version sounds much better.download here
Well formatted description for all shows. As a project, 90 of those episodes were restored from DVD and include deleted scences not included in the original show. Most episodes are several minutes longer. Final output is 24 DVD's.download here