Michael Graves Nominated for GRAMMY

Osiris Studio is proud to announce that mastering engineer Michael Graves is nominated for a GRAMMY! The Dust-to-Digital project, Art of Field Recording: Volume I: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum has been nominated for Best Historical Album for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. The album’s producers, Steven Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum and the album’s mastering engineer, Michael Graves are all nominated and very excited.

Additionally Art Rosenbaum has been nominated for a second GRAMMY for Best Album Notes for his excellent liner notes. Congratulations Art!

Curlew’s First Album Re-issued on CD for First Time

New York's Downtown Music Gallery has released some great music from the early New York Downtown scene on their own DMG ARC label. Originally released on the Atlanta recording label Landslide Records, this new CD features George Cartwright, Nicky Skopelitis, Bill Bacon, Tom Cora, and Bill Laswell. The bonus CD consists of a rare live recording from CBGB’s with Denardo Coleman on drums. Transfer, audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.

Victrola Favorites Released

Osiris Studio is proud to play a part in Dust-to-Digital’s newest project: Victrola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days. The project has been meticulously compiled by record collectors Rob Millis and Jefferey Taylor of the experimental Seattle band Climax Golden Twins. The 2-disc set is a great mix of oddball early recordings, rare world music, '20s jazz, blues and old time. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.

Osiris Studio Restores and Preserves Max Cleland’s Vietnam Recordings

Senator Max Cleland has chosen Michael Graves and Osiris Studio to restore and preserve his personal tape recordings that he made during his service in the Vietnam War. A common practice during the Vietnam era was for soldiers to record “audio letters” and send them back home for loved ones to listen to. The recordings entrusted to Osiris Studio were Cleland’s “letters” to his parents describing his time in Vietnam.

The reel-to-reel tapes were plagued with problems, first and foremost were speed playback issues. Because the portable tape recorder that Cleland used ran on batteries, occasionally the batteries would lose power while Cleland was recording making the tape rotate slower. Upon playback on a fully powered machine however the tape would rotate at the correct speed and Cleland’s voice would fluctuate from normal to being very high pitched. All the speed issues were corrected as well as any other problems. The final restored digitized recordings are now in the possession of Mr. Cleland, his alma mater, Stetson University and The Carter Center.