Nostalgic Solos



Planned Approach

Initially this recording was a limited private product David made of songs from before, during the WWII era and decades shortly thereafter. A limited number of cassette copies were made for friends and family.

TortoiseClimbing's plan for next steps for this recording is modeled after the processes used for completing the Hymns and Songs for Living project. Phase II of that projet converted the recorded materials from the analogue master tapes used for Phase I, to digital files, which where then used for Phase II. So the plan for the Nostalgic Solos project is to similarly convert the analogue master tapes David has kept for that project for many years to digital files.

Historical Technical Note

In the early 1990's when the Nostalgic Solos project was recorded in Studio B at Bias Recording Studio, it was before the digital revolution in recording became commerically available. Thus, the same technical medium used for recording Phase I of Hymns and Songs for Living was used for Nostalgic Solos, namely:

Also, at that time in Studio B, Bias was still using Dolby A noise reduction on master tapes in Studio B.

Bias later upgraded Studio B to also use Dolby SR as the noise reduction technology on the master tapes, which they had previously done for Studio A. (That is why Hymns and Songs for Living, which was recorded years later, was recorded using Dolby SR.)

Very fortunately the owner of Bias, Bob Dawson, advised David in October 2019 there is an "app" that allows correctly converting analogue master tapes that historically used the older Dolby A noise reduction technology to digital files.

Subsequesnts steps include remixing, and re-mastering.

A copy of the playlist of songs that were included on the cassette recording is provided for your background as a Work-in-Process.