more info on the optical digitizing process:
NEW HOPE FOR EARLY AUDIO:IRENE Audio Preservation for Grooved Media Now Available at NEDCC!The new IRENE Audio Preservation service at the Northeast Document ConservationCenter (NEDCC) is the culmination of a decade of research and development at theLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Library of Congress.
The IRENE technology uses a non-contact approach, which eliminates the possibilityof damage caused by mechanical contact of a stylus on fragile media. The processcreates ultra-high resolution images of the audio groove structures in either 2D or3D, and the resulting image files are then processed through software thattranslates them into an audio file.
NEDCC CURRENTLY WORKS WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMATS:Wax cylinders, lacquer discs ("acetate" discs), aluminum transcription discs,shellac discs, tin foils, and other rare formats (e.g., Dictabelt, Voice-O-Graph,etc.), and can handle rare, fragile, or damaged media.LEARN MORE:About NEDCC IRENE:https://www.nedcc.org/audio-preservation/about
About the History of the of the IRENE IMLS Grant Project at NEDCC:https://www.nedcc.org/audio-preservation/history
(via my mom the archivist)
― sleeve, Saturday, 22 November 2014 05:05 (two years ago) Permalink
Couldn't find the other thread about old time recording devices so I am posting this link here:http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gramophone/028011-3004-e.html
― Zings of Oblivion (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 03:04 (two years ago) Permalink
whoa, a lot to dig through there - the podcasts page looks like a great start, thanks!
― The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 03:46 (two years ago) Permalink
New BBC series Sound Of Song is relevant to this thread, recreating old recording devices. Episode 1 is on iPlayer.
― nate woolls, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:28 (two years ago) Permalink
Other thread with related info is: What is Country?
with most important relevant link to here:http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/recording.technology.history/notes.html
― Mike j'Abo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 January 2015 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink
Original link still works!
― Mark G, Sunday, 25 January 2015 22:31 (two years ago) Permalink
Sorry, wasn't thinking about original link just repurposing thread a little to be links to old time recording methods references, such as the Audio Engineering Society Recording Technology History page I just linked to, since I was not aware of some such other thread.
― Mike j'Abo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 26 January 2015 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink
NY Times profile of WFMU's gramophone/cylinders specialist (and a high-school classmate of yrs truly) Mike Cumella:
― skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 October 2015 05:10 (one year ago) Permalink
And the original UCSB archive site has been updated.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 November 2015 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink
also related, at IU-Bloomington:
― sleeve, Friday, 6 November 2015 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink
Meantime, there's this -- Archeophone has a lot of good stuff in their catalog.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink