|Pink Floyd - BBC 'Science Session' - Escapist Restoration (24-48)|
|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
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)