[78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording

David Sanderson dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com
Thu May 12 07:15:40 PDT 2011

On 5/12/2011 9:30 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> Did I see a crapophone in that video?  For the uninitiated, that is a repro
> open horn phono, made from mainly new parts, and usually comes from India.
> They have loose fitting joints and terrible pivots so they are not kind to
> records.
> Ron L
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Dennis Flannigan
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:01 AM
> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
> Subject: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording
> Today, somewhere in Utah, folks are smiling and learning there are ways to
> preserve old audio recordings. Received this from Mike Wizland, who teaches
> audio restoration. He sent me the following. I nice video for geezers with
> grooves. df

I've done the same at various times, and it's always a real pleasure. 
78s home recorded in 1943, a WWII recorded message from an aunt, an 
interview from the 1970's - you never know what's going to turn up when 
you talk with older folks.

My funeral story is particularly satisfying.  A friend, his wife and his 
brother had played together for 50 years or so.  When the brother died, 
I had a cassette tape they had made at home, not great but usable.  So I 
took a few pieces off the tape and did up a CD, making multiple copies 
for the family, photo of Eddie on the label etc.  For the service at the 
funeral home we gave them a copy of the CD;  so we had Eddie singing and 
playing with the trio all during the service.  You don't get many 
chances to do something like that.

David Sanderson
East Waterford Maine
dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com

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