Pink Floyd - BBC 'Science Session' - Escapist Restoration (24-48)
 
Album info
 
Length  : 06:14
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 05-03-1969
Track List
 
01 Cirrus Minor 06:14

Notes
Recorded at the BBC 'Science Session: Let's Make Pop'. London, UK. Great SQ.


From the info file:

BBC 'Science Session: Let's Make Pop' (Escapist Restoration)
London, England, March 5th 1969 (broadcast day)

transferred by FurryAnimal from M.B. tapes
original upload by Hallucalation
restoration by Escapist

Sound Quality: VG
Source: Pro-Shot Video or Radio?
Generation: cass[?] > Sony deck TXD-RE210 > SB XFI Platinum > Audition 1.5 >
WAV@24b/48Khz > FLAC@48khz > WAV24b/48Khz > Izotope RX 3 >
WAV@24b/48KHz > FLAC@48Khz

1. LAYING DOWN THE TRACKS (6:14m)

FROM THE ORIGINAL INFO FILE:

Well, itīs not a big improvement in SQ, but it doesnt sound as shrilling as
the one on the On The Air roio, which was NRed resulting in a very annoying
listen. This one sounds a little more natural but itīs still in the VG area.
This is a documentary about the multi-track recording techniques, and includes
some outtakes from the recording of the More soundtrack, Cirrus Minor
precisely. -gbc

RESTORATION WORK in IZOTOPE RX3:

- Azimuth correction
- Converted to Mono
- Declick to remove the buzzing sound
- Spectral repair (attenuation) to even out the frequency spectrum
- Minor EQ adjustments

Overall there wasn't much I could do to this to try and improve the sound. That
said, I wanted to try and get rid of the buzzing sounds and reduce some of the
more 'piercing' frequencies. No noise reduction was applied as it was pointless
in my opinion - I tried a variety of algorithms and settings but it was either
overly damaging or pointless! Really, this is to be taken as a supplement to the
original upload rather than a replacement.

Thanks to all involved in the creation of the original transfer and upload, and
thanks to those who offered feedback on this and encouraged me to upload it!

- Escapist (Feb 2014)