Re: restoring audio from microcassette ...

From: Bill Seery (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 22 2007 - 21:50:50 PDT

We can do this. We do a lot of restoration work, both audio and video
at affordable rates.

It's helpful to have the machine it was recorded on, but if it's not
available, we have several here.

Bill Seery
email suppressed

On Aug 22, 2007, at 8:19 PM, FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system wrote:

> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:39:59 -0400
> From: Philip Hood <email suppressed>
> Subject: restoring audio from microcassette ...
> hi, I have a friend who sent me this note & I told
> him that I would send it to this list to get a
> professional opinion on it. Now, I don't know the
> state of his tape and whether or not its very fragile,
> as he doesn't specify how old the tape is, but I think
> the tape won't be more than 10 years old. I also
> have a copy of adobe audition that has some denoising
> and dehiss filters. I could just as quickly see that he's
> got a copy of this, get him to output the signal from
> a microcassette player and work with him on
> it, or, say, turn the thing over to someone to do,
> but I fear that this will be prohibitively expensive,
> as in not sure his few hundred dollars budget will
> do. Does anyone here have any suggestions or know of
> any group dealing with things like this:
> Hi Phil,
> I have a microcassette
> recording of an ordinary half-hour conversation that I would like
> to play
> back and transcribe. This recording took place many years ago in an
> office (not a recording studio); there is a lot of hiss in the
> recording,
> and in general, the voices of some of the participants are quiet and
> indistinct in places. What is the best way to enhance the
> recording so
> that all of the voices are as audible as possible? (I believe this
> process
> is called "audio restoration") Should I somehow get it into a computer
> and then apply a filter to remove the high-frequency components?
> Should I
> give it to a studio? This is a very special recording, and I would
> like to
> get as clear a version of it as I can, and I am willing to pay for it
> within reason (say, as much as a few hundred dollars if need be). All
> suggestions would be welcome.

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