SADiE Retouches Grateful Dead Track
Dec 12, 2002 12:00 PM, Editors
When Jeffrey Norman, mixer and mastering engineer for the enormous archives of Grateful Dead recordings, encountered an audio glitch on a recording made in 1972 at a concert in the United Kingdom, he found that SADiE's CEDAR Retouch software was the solution.
The track, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," appears on the
Norman transferred the piano track along with time code onto a CD-R and sent it to SADiE U.S. VP Gary Rosen, who applied the Retouch. "When it came back, it was pretty amazing," Norman said. "It had been made usable. Without what the Retouch software on the SADiE was able to do, I wouldn’t have been able to use the song.
"We do a lot of archival work here," Norman continued, "and many of the tapes are showing signs of needing corrective surgery. Based on this experience with SADiE and Retouch, I would say they’re leading contenders when the time comes."
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