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FRENCH CHANSON COLLECTION

1,000 78RPM SHELLAC RECORDS DIGITIZATION AND RESTORATION PROJECT FOR THE FRENCH NATIONAL LIBRARY (BNF-Partenariats)

We have been recently entrusted with a collection of 1,000 french chanson 78rpm shellac records from the 30’s. The songs contained in this one-of-a kind series are selected film songs typical of the historical period, often with a forward vocalist accompanied by a richly arranged score for small orchestra. Some lively and down-to-earth accordion songs can be heard, too. The collection features artists such as Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trénet, among lesser-known vocalists. The record labels are Columbia, Gramophone, Odeon, Parlophone, Pathé…

This digitization and restoration project has just been completed by our staff. Collection owner BNF-Partenariats is currently seeking for the best distribution partners.

The resulting files are not yet available online but you can hear some before/after audio restoration clips below :

Our 10-year long experience in 78rpm discs digitization and digital audio restoration for the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) and more recently for the Radio-Television Suisse (RTS) made it easy for us to quickly setup top-notch carriage, cleaning, databasing and digitization processes as well as a highly-tailored restoration process which included the production of two different restored audio files for each disc side. Complete metadata and photographs of the discs were also delivered.

Our real-world-optimized workflow makes for a highly cost-effective approach.

If you feel you might be interested in having your audio archives restored by us, please feel free to contact us at contact@audiogecko.com

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IASA 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. IASA PAPER PRESENTATION IN SEPTEMBER 2016

We are glad to announce that our proposal for a paper presentation, “INA Selected Radio Broadcast Collections : A Long-Term Audio Restoration Project”, has been accepted into the September 2016 IASA Conference program. This will be a nice way for us to sum up our long restoration and digitization project for the french Institut National de l’Audiovisuel.

This year, the IASA conference will take place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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We will be happy to meet you there… Come and join us !