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ABOUT : OSIRIS STUDIO
Osiris Studio is an Atlanta-based mastering and audio restoration services facility owned by multiple GRAMMY® Award winning mastering engineer Michael Graves. We specialize in providing state-of-the-art digital audio restoration services to the entertainment, archival and forensic communities.
Audio that needs help. That’s the unifying theme to the types of projects that Osiris Studio specializes in. For projects that will be commercially released this may be a rare performance recorded to an old 78 rpm record, clouded by surface noise and years of neglect. In the archival world it might be long-gone voices recorded to deteriorating or obsolete media. A forensic project might need buzzes, hums and other noises reduced to reveal the true contents of a recording.
All have one thing in common; the audio is there, it just needs someone to help bring it to the foreground and make it sound the best it possibly can.
Because of the nature of most of the projects we receive (rare, one-of-a-kind recordings, deteriorating media, etc.) our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality product possible, because there may not be another opportunity to do so.
This is accomplished through years of experience, comprehensive knowledge of current and aging media types, using only the best possible playback equipment, employing uncompromising analog to digital converters and careful treatment of the audio; both analog and digital.
- o-si-ris (ō-sī-ris) noun, Mythology. Egyptian god of resurrection and renewed life.
- o-si-ris stu-di-o (ō-sī-ris stoo-dē-ō) noun. Mastering and audio restoration facility specializing in bringing recordings back to life.
ABOUT : MICHAEL GRAVES
Michael Graves is a multiple GRAMMY-Award winning mastering engineer. During his career Graves has worked with clients from all over the world and has gained a reputation as one of the leading audio restoration and re-mastering specialist working today, earning 2 GRAMMYs and 9 GRAMMY nominations.
- 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album for Dust-to-Digital’s Art of Field Recording: Volume I: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum (the 52th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2012 GRAMMY Nomination for Dust-to-Digital’s Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM (the 55th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2013 GRAMMY Nomination for Dust-to-Digital’s Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980 (the 56th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2014 Two GRAMMY Nominations, one GRAMMY Award. Graves received a double nomination for Dust-to-Digial’s Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia and Omnivore Recordings’ Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 with Hank Williams ultimately winning the GRAMMY (the 57th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Dust-to-Digital’s Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959 (the 58th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2016 GRAMMY Nomination for Dust-to-Digital's Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles 1959 (the 59th GRAMMY Awards)
- 2017 Two GRAMMY Nominations, one for Dust-to-Digital's Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams and one for Ostinato Records' Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa.
These and other projects have received favorable reviews and critical acclaim by many major news organizations including: National Public Radio, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The L.A. times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Down Beat and many others.
Michael Graves is a member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Blues Foundation, Georgia Music Partners (GMP), and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). Graves currently sits on the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and has served multiple terms as a Governor in the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy. Additionally he serves on the advisory board of Music Memory, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of large, rare 78 rpm collections.