Archiving and restoration were the topics in the early hours of the first day at the AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA. 9:00 AM is not typically the best time for audio engineers to gather, but we had a nice, enthusiastic crowd! Thanks to Jessica Thompson (Coast Mastering) for inviting me, Cheryl Pawelski (Omnivore Recordings), Steve Rosenthal (The Magic Shop), and Jamie Howarth (Plangent Processes) to talk about what we love to do!
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.
"The synth effects, so daring at the time, might sound dated now, but the new remaster brings out some gorgeous acoustic textures underneath"
"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."
Remastered and sounding fantastic, Kate & Anna McGarrigle's third album, Pronto Monto, has been unavailable since its 1978 release. That changes July 1 thanks to the fine people over at Omnivore Recordings.
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.
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
I was recently featured on two Atlanta TV stations. The first one comes from Andi Larner at FOX5 Atlanta and focuses on some of the recent restoration and mastering projects I've worked on.
The second clip is from CBS46 and highlights the GRAMMY nominated Parchman Farm set from Dust-to-Digital, and a recent haircut.