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Re: [ARSCLIST] Delamination on Aluminum base laquer disc
John Loy wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions for playing back delaminating Laquer
discs? The pieces are shrinking. These gaps are so big they actually
send the stylus flying off the cartridge.
I have experimented with making a wax bridge to fill the gaping trench to the
height of the land, then scribing a groove by hand to connect the grooves of
the two lacquer pieces using dental tools under a stereo zoom microscope. Wax
can also be used to hold down any broken pieces of lacquer to the aluminum
base. Gently warming it allows the piece to be properly repositioned if you
don't get it right the first time.
The whole idea is to get the disc into a state where it can be played into a
workstation where the noise created by passing the gaps can be edited or
compensated for using processes like CEDAR's De-thump or Retouch available in
the SADIE workstation.
It is VERY time consuming and tedious, and only practical if the material on
the disc is sufficiently important to expend the time to do so, but it will work.
I suspect the solvent and fume cupboard approach of FilmSoundAustralia may
produce better results and yield something that may be easier to work with,
although it may risk the artifact if inexperienced hands are doing the work.
... Graham Newton
Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com
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