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Re: [ARSCLIST] Cedar, was: Aren't recordings original sources?

Lou Judson wrote:

(I understand the need for pure transfers, but in some cases cleanup is desired - perhaps for listening copies, online distribution, etc. Why not Cedar for that?)
On Oct 22, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
Hush! That word ist verboten.

CEDAR is a group of tools for Audio-Restoration, and like any kind of tool its components can be mis-used.

The problem is that ham-handed people think they can use a tool like CEDAR right out of the box without taking the time to learn each component of it and understand what it will do and most of all, when to stop before you over-do it!

I just spent a few weeks learning and trying CEDAR's NR-4 process and was amazed at what I could do with it on some 1928 Victor recordings.
It is only ONE of a bunch of processes that, when applied together, results in a restoration that comes as close to what you would have heard if you could have stood in the studio on the day the recording was made, allowing for the technology of the day... and after all, isn't that what we want to achieve?

... Graham Newton

Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com
World class professional services applied to tape or phonograph records for
consumers and re-releases, featuring CEDAR's CAMBRIDGE processes.

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