Re-Master

A Blast from the Past

Recently completed re-mastering of the Ted Vining Trio 1981 live @ Prince of Wales Hotel recording by PBS radio . This represents an iconic ensemble in the jazz scene of Melbourne during this very adventurous period, where local artists began to firmly imprint their music throughout the world on international stages. The original tapes were dubbed on 1/4" at only 7.5 IPS and the consequent low fidelity had only deteriorated further, so a mint copy of the LP on vinyl was our best source. Once digitised the new masters were treated to analogue compression from Audient and Avalon, subtractive EQ to remove the sub-harmonic turntable rumble, additive EQ in the low mids to enhance the pretty poor acoustic bass sound, removal of several other vinyl artefacts, stereo image enhancement in the 800hz-5kHz range whilst retaining the mono from vinyl below 125Hz, Empirical Labs FATSO senior to apply some excellent saturation and dynamic LPF for some of the gnarly high-end spikes especially on the piano, then Universal Audio's Precision Limiter. Noise reduction was used for the quieter sections of the recording where the media itself could be heard alongside the music. The late Barry Buckley on Bass gets another hearing and enters the digital age. A wonderful exercise in retaining a character and vibe from the 80's whilst delivery of an end product well into the 2000's. To be released through Newmarket soon.

the Original LP cover notes

the Original LP cover notes