Category Archives: Audio Restoration

The First Music Video, 1895 The Dickson Experimental Sound Film.

This film, known as The Dickson Experimental Sound Film, is the first known film with live-recorded sound. The film features William Dicksonplaying the melody “Song of the Cabin Boy” from the light opera “The Chimes of Normandy“, composed by Robert Planquette in 1877. more »

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PopMark Media’s Confessions of a Small Working Studio: Bringing the Past Back to Life through Audio Restoration

PopMark Media’s Confessions of a Small Working Studio: Bringing the Past Back to Life through Audio Restoration By Lisa Horan Creative Audio Works is featured in Mix Online this month.  The original article can be found at MixOnline.com. So much of more »

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The myths and reality of vinyl records vs.CDs.

Vinyl always sounds better than CD As described below, despite decades of arguments, there is no technical proof of the sonic superiority of the vinyl medium compared to CD. One vinyl record may sound better than its equivalent CD for more »

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The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show Feb. 9, 1964

On this day in 1964, the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, as teenage girls screamed hysterically in the audience and 73 million people watched from home — a record for American television at the more »

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Deconstructing Dad is a documentary dedicated to Raymond Scott, one of the true geniuses of the past century. As (hopefully) most of you will know, he was an accomplished musician, a very original composer and the inventor of some revolutionary more »

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From the Collections, Sound Recordings Heard for the First Time

With help from scientists and preservation specialists, the National Museum of American History recovers sound from recordings that have been silenced for over a century One March morning in 2008, Carlene Stephens, curator of the National Museum of American History’s more »

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History is added to Creative Audio Works

Creative Audio Works recently acquired 2 channels of Ampex 350 electronics for use in our new mix/mastering suite, which is expected to come online in March.  The Ampex 350 electronics came with the original estimate addressed to Milton Yakus of more »

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Abbey Road Remasters the works of Wilhelm Furtwängler

Simon Gibson one of Abbey Road Studios’ most experienced mastering engineers, talks us through the process of restoration and remastering of the works of  Wilhelm Furtwängler. Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is more »

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1963 Seeburg “1000” Background music system

The Seeburg 1000 background music system was introduced in 1963 in which to provide background music or “elevator music” as we know it today for shoppers in stores, or factory workers etc. The video incorrectly states that it is a more »

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The ‘Ah, Ha!’ moment

Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer. He is a well-known and respected figure within the music industry.  His name is credited on the covers of albums released across the world, and he has won numerous awards. Throughout his career, more »

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