Osiris Studio has completed the digitization and restoration of several venereal disease recordings for the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. The project consisted of 8 rare 16-inch transcription discs. Each record featured 1 15 minute public service announcement radio show per side with such artists as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, and Phil Silvers all warning of the dangers of venereal disease.
Rev. Johnny L. "Hurricane" Jones - Jesus Christ from A to Z released on Parlortone/Dust-to-Digital. The album is a great collection of recordings from Rev. Jones’ personal recordings of his services over the years. Rev. Johnny L. Jones stood out for his unique delivery that combined solid theological grounding and moody, explosive flights into a high-turbulence zone between song and speech, earning him a reputation as the Fireball Preacher and more famously, The Hurricane. The project consisted of digitizing hundreds of reel-to-reel and cassette tapes. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.
Osiris Studio has been selected by The Archives of the Episcopal Church to help preserve recordings in their collection. Approximately 200 hours of oral histories and interviews from 2 separate collections originally recorded to cassette tape will be digitized for preservation.
Utah Smith, I Got Two Wings: Incidents and Anecdotes of The Two-Winged Preacher and Electric Guitar Evangelist (audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves at Osiris Studio) has won the 2009 ARSC Award for Excellence for Best Research in Recorded Blues, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul Music. Congratulations to CaseQuarter records and Lynn Abbot!
Osiris Studio installs new Prism ADA-8XR analog to digital converter. We auditioned several of the top converters in the world and decided on the Prism. Prism makes what is considered to be some of the most accurate analog to digital converters available in the professional audio world. We take the responsibility of converting our client’s audio artifacts to a digital format very seriously. Usually this is a onetime process for analog media reaching the end of its life. Therefore it is critical that the analog to digital conversion process be performed by only the best converter available. The Prism ADA-8XR is nothing short of state-of-the-art in this regard.
The Coca-Cola Company selects Osiris Studio for preservation project. The collection consists of 7,000 radio commercials recorded on a variety of sources; reel-to-reel tape, vinyl, shellac and acetate records.
“Coca-Cola’s corporate archive represents a national treasure and I am honored to have been trusted with the responsibility of ensuring part of its long-term survival,” says Osiris Studio’s Michael Graves. Spending the last few months preserving these recordings has been a very rewarding experience.”
Art of Field Recording: Volume I: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum, has won the GRAMMY for Best Historical Album! Steven Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum receive GRAMMYs for production and Michael Graves receives a GRAMMY for Mastering.
Art of Field Recording, Vol. II released on Dust-to-Digital. This is the second collection of Art Rosenbaum’s amazing field recordings containing 4 discs, 107 songs. As with the first volume, there’s something for everyone here. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.