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  1. Johnny Hodges Mosaics

    I have those Avid releases but I’ve never been particularly satisfied with the sound. Can anyone recommend an alternative that’s not the Mosaic LP?
  2. Album covers with people jumpin'

    This one I designed:
  3. Mosaic Wish List

    Count me in for that!
  4. RIP Helen Reddy.

    You've perfectly captured why that song was necessary in the first place.
  5. Digitally restoring 78 records?

    Thank you. This has been my experience but I needed a sanity check. I’ve had some success with the “centre channel extractor” feature, which analyses the L and R channel of a stereo digitisation of a mono recording and allows you to keep only the parts that are common to both. It doesn’t fix everything, but has helped. I wonder if someone has made a feature like that that can analyse and combine digitisations of different 78s for the same purpose. I just wish I could drop the overall noise levels without destroying the music, the way the pros seem to do, but i suspect that has more to do with access to clean original sources and metal masters and that sort of thing.
  6. Digitally restoring 78 records?

    In terms of workflow, do you de-click first, and then denoise? Do you denoise more for certain frequencies?
  7. Digitally restoring 78 records?

    I’ve been spending some time playing around with restoring some of the recordings over at the Internet Archive and I'm looking for some resources and/or advice. I’m using Adobe Audition (it’s what I have access to) and would appreciate some thoughts on approach for dealing with these sort of recordings: I’m mostly interested in Swing Era recordings that I currently only have in poor quality. The 78 transfers are noticeably better despite the heavy noise. Earl Hines example: https://archive.org/details/78_julia_earl-hines-and-his-orchestra-walter-fuller-george-dixon_gbia0062881a Resources I have found so far are either too simple (run a heavy noise filter over everything), or too complex. I guess I’m looking for something in between suitable for an enthusiast but not an audio engineer. Help appreciated!
  8. Two Cheap HRS Mosaics on eBay

    This confuses me too. Are there owners that throw the boxes away when they buy them? Or separate everything out for storage and then lose parts? I don't get it.
  9. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Ah cool, I've been charged too. Thanks for chasing it up.
  10. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I also pre-ordered and haven't heard anything. Are these being shipped out at a staggered, slower-than-usual pace?
  11. Mosaic on Spotify

    Wow, quite a lot there. I'll report back in 277hrs
  12. I think the Mildred Bailey set might be available too. I'd love to see a few more OOP Mosaics that I missed become available, even if it's not quite the same as having a nice box set.
  13. It looks like this set has been rebranded and added to digital services (Apple Music, Spoify etc) by Sony as "Chu Berry: The Columbia and Victor Sessions". I haven't checked but it looks the same as the Mosaic. So if you missed out (on what is my favourite Mosaic release), now's your 2nd chance!
  14. This list really appeals to my tastes. Probably a fantasy at this point, but for what it's worth, I'd especially like: Complete Fletcher Henderson Duke Ellington 1924-1930 Sony Henry “Red” Allen/J.C. Higginbotham 1929-1946 Sony sessions (great concept!) Charlie Barnet 30s/40s Sony (Bluebird etc)
  15. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I was just wondering about this and noticed that the expected release date now says June 2019