Michael Graves talks audio restoration and mastering with The Multimedia Ninja

Michael Graves spent some time talking with The Multimedia Ninja recently.  Records, turntables, needles, recent projects and how he got his start in the music business are all topics of discussion.

Part two:  Michael talks about his mastering/audio restoration techniques and gives us some audio samples from some of the great labels he works with.

8.9 for Music of Morocco

Dust-to-Digital's Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959 get's some love from Pitchfork:

If either you’ve lost sight of or continue to lament the disappearance of the physical object in recorded music, you couldn’t dream of a better reminder than this set. Words just don’t do justice to how it feels holding Music of Morocco in your hands, or to its stately elegance sitting on your shelf. And if you’re looking for an entry point into the soul of a people via its music, you simply can’t do better than Music of Morocco. Consider it essential regardless of your musical tastes or background.

Ostinato Records Debut Release: Haiti 1960-1981

Roads and Kingdoms recently posted an adapted excerpt taken from the liner notes of Ostinato Records' outstanding debut release: Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, and Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960-1981. There are some great photos and sound clips in the article.  I'm happy to say that all the tracks were transferred, restored and mastered here at Osiris Studio and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Winfield Parker at Ru-Jac

Ru-Jac Records, one of the nation’s first African-American owned record labels, was formed in Baltimore in the early 1960s by Rufus Mitchell, who booked east coast entertainment venues including Carr’s Beach, a segregated summer resort near Annapolis. Ru-Jac was active through the beginning of the 1970s and featured R&B, jazz and even rock acts. One of the most soulful was Winfield Parker.

Release date: March 25, 2016

2016 GRAMMY AWARDS

The 58th GRAMMYs are over with and while we didn't take home any awards this year it's still an amazing honor to be recognized by our peers on this scale and I'm incredibly proud of the work I get to do with Dust-to-Digital on a regular basis.  Congrats to all the nominees in the Best Historical Album category and especially everyone involved with Bob Dylan's, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 that ultimately won this year's GRAMMY.