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Friday, October 29 • 9:00pm - Friday, December 3 • 5:45pm
Archiving the '90s (the '80s Edition)

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Archival practice often spotlights the challenges of working with magnetic tape and grooved media. This panel shifts focus to the formats used frequently in 1980s recording production: Small format analog multitrack such as 8 track 1/2” and 16 track 1”, DBX and Dolby noise reduction,  DASH, ProDigi and PCM F-1. Loads of great records were made on these formats, frequently in project studios with smaller budgets. Sadly, they are some of the most at-risk formats, both because the carriers are awful and the because playback machines in working order are hard to find and maintain. The fact that most of the studios using these formats were smaller project studios with minimal budgets only heightens the urgency of preserving this content. Panelists will talk about playback and preservation of these formats, specific considerations in capturing audio, timecode and other data, sourcing and maintaining playback machines, and noise reduction techniques with tapes that often have less than optimal notes and are degrading faster than they can be cataloged.

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Jason Bitner

Traffic Entertainment Group
Jason Bitner is a mastering engineer and production supervisor at an independent record distributor in the Boston area. His roots in the Boston music scene go back to repairing brasswinds for Rayburn music. Now, in addition to daily production operations, Jason can be found transferring... Read More →

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Eddie Ciletti

Audio Engineering Society
Eddie has been a self-employed audio tech (and occasional recording engineer) for most of his career, with stints at MCI, Bearsville, Atlantic, Record Plant, and R/Greenberg Associates along the way. He began his professional career in 1975 as a keyboard technician for Hall and Oates... Read More →
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Dan Johnson

Owner, Audio Archiving Services, Inc
Dan Johnson is the owner of Audio Archiving Services in Burbank, CA. Over the course of his career, he has worked with priceless masters by high-profile legacy artists such as Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, KISS, The Doors, Eagles, Prince, The Ramones, Van Halen, De La Soul, WAR, and... Read More →
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Kelly Pribble

Director of Media Recovery Technology, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES)
Kelly Pribble, Director of Media Recovery Technology at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES), is a veteran studio engineer, studio builder, archivist and inventor. In March 2022, Kelly was issued a Patent for Media Recovery Technology. Before joining Iron Mountain, Kelly... Read More →
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Catherine Vericolli

Infrasonic Transfers & Archival
Catherine Vericolli is a transfer and archival engineer based in Nashville, TN at Infrasonic Transfers & Archival. With over 15 years of experience with analog media, she specializes in the preservation of historic records and collections across a wide range of mediums, often in need... Read More →

Friday October 29, 2021 9:00pm - Friday December 3, 2021 5:45pm EST