[78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri May 13 08:37:54 PDT 2011

I'm often getting requests to transfer tapes to CD and these require constant 
monitoring, separate tracks and so forth..and they think it'll only cost them 
ten bucks per tape. Even semi professional recordings made on DAT turn up half 
the time with no time codes, too long a program to fit onto one CD and no easy 
way to find a dividing point.


On 5/13/2011 11:31 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> I charge by the hour and if I were presented with damaged material, would
> explain that I will do what I can but cannot do miracles.
> Ron L
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Royal Pemberton
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:02 AM
> To: 78-L Mail List
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Audio Restoration saves family recording
> Do you charge by the job or the hour?  And by the hour for baking the odd
> reel?  Do you have to turn away such things as if someone wants an old LP
> transferred to CD, and it's, say, a mid-1970s Carter Family LP on Columbia
> that's a bit melted such that the outermost track on each side of the record
> won't track?
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com<
> neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> It's a matter of finding the work and folks who will part with enuff $$$
>> to make it worth your  time and materials. I tried it for a while and
>> gave up. It's not that is wasn't fun and entertaining, but I did get
>> bored with it, and it was not enough work to really keep me busy or
>> justify the time. I probably wasn't charging enuff, but if you do, how
>> much work do you lose?
>> js
>> On 5/13/2011 8:17 AM, Royal Pemberton wrote:
>>> 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,<bradc944 at comcast.net>   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<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>>>> 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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