[78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri May 13 07:32:55 PDT 2011

Amateurs! Everywhere, amateurs! I'm surrounded by assassins.

--Grinnan Barrett

On 5/13/2011 10:13 AM, Royal Pemberton wrote:
> Not a bad idea....we could also list various kinds of media each of us is
> equipped to cope with (so, for instance, if someone comes to you with a wire
> recording and you don't have a wire recorder to play it back on, you can
> refer the person to one of us who does have one, etc).
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM,<bradc944 at comcast.net>  wrote:
>> I have been considering doing the same thing... perhaps this is a good
>> chance to put forth some kind of network of home-audio-restorists?
>> I can do it in denver...
>> Brad
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Royal Pemberton<ampex354 at gmail.com>
>> To: 78-L Mail List<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
>> Sent: Fri, 13 May 2011 13:17:43 -0000 (UTC)
>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording
>> I wonder how much money could be made in doing audio restorations from
>> home?  I could do to be pulling in $1000-1500 a month but at present I'm
>> living in the boonies of north central Arkansas....any ideas?
>> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:10 PM,  wrote:
>>> That's why I love acquiring home recordings.  I have stumbled upon some
>>> VERY well-done family musicians putting their work onto lacquer (which
>> I'll
>>> re-encode and post somewhere).  There's also the Clangers, to be sure.
>>> I ran across a cassette recording of Hank Aaron's 714th, done with a mic
>>> hanging in front of the TV speaker.  Interesting recording of the call of
>>> the game, but what had me wincing in terror was the comment made by the
>>> elderly gentleman when the home run was struck: "Boy that N***** sure can
>>> play baseball"
>>> Obviously THAT will never get played publicly!
>>> Brad
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: David Lennick
>>> To: 78-L Mail List<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
>>> Sent: Fri, 13 May 2011 03:11:19 -0000 (UTC)
>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording
>>> There's a ton of work in that area. Graham and I have suffered er sat
>>> through
>>> hundreds of home recordings, off key saxophone solos, polka bands,
>>> recordings
>>> made over top of other recordings ON LACQUER YET...
>>> "Come on, Grandpa, there's not much room left on the record!"
>>> " (Unintelligible, and probably just as well)"
>>> dl
>>> On 5/12/2011 11:05 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
>>>> I've also done this, transferred a record for a friend so they could
>>>> play it for their Mother, a memory of the kids when they were little.
>>>> Momma died shortly after that.
>>>> joe salerno
>>>> On 5/12/2011 9:15 AM, David Sanderson wrote:
>>>>> 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.

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