"May" 2008 Meeting
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington
St, 1st Floor Conference Room (Room 103), Boston, MA 02215, (617) 271-6588
Featured Guest: Jamie Howarth, Plangent Processes
Topic: Removing Wow and Flutter from Analog Recordings.
Jamie Howarth is a veteran of the TV and record industry,
late of ABC TV and the Hit Factory. Howarth established Plangent Processes
in 2001, a research and design firm specializing in solutions for the Pro
Plangent's latest product is their soon to be released
tape and mag film repro system, a current state-of-the-art ultra-wideband,
low-noise, low distortion solution compatible with Plangent's Grammy Award-winning
dewow system, which removes wow and flutter and intermodulation distortion
from magnetic recordings.
Jamie Howarth will demonstrate the efficacy of this
novel and powerful technique playing familiar master recordings and displaying
empirical data culled from various feature film and music recordings.
His work in restoring the fragile, live 1949 recording
of legendary Woodie Guthrie is featured in a article in the May 2008 Scientific
American. Before- and- after samples of the Guthrie recording can be heard