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Scofield version - SW theater recording

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Scofield version
Live in-theater audio cassette recording of Star Wars ~1977.
Source: ProtocolDroid.
Cine Capri (AZ).
FedMart cassette.
Transferred by Puggo using a Nakamichi MR-1.
side 1: 60:33
side 2: 56:15

original thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Is-this-amateur-audio-recording-of-any-use/topic/14000/

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Does this mean it's finished already?

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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Reminds me of the Kmart brand cassettes I used back then to record the audio of tv shows. :)


Where were you in '77?

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"Another FedMart Quality Product"

Classic

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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I've long wondered who could have made those store brands. The Kmart ones I had held up a lot better than any other cheap brand I could afford as a kid. They were still quite playable when I experimented with digitizing some of them about ten years ago.

Scary thing is, some of the labels on my Laserdiscs are starting to look like the labels on that cassette. The glue is fossilizing. Already had a disc where the labels fell off after being played for the first time in years.


Where were you in '77?

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This looks great! Are you going to release it to all us hungry little fans?

If you do, I hope you will releases it lossless, ie, FLAC...

 

This brings back a lot of memories for me. In the days before home video I used to record movies on to cassette for later playback.

 

ah, the 70s...

 

thanks!

dR

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Ok folks, currently the audio is in the form of two .wav files (side 1 and side 2). Each .wav file is about 600Mb.  Of course I could convert them to FLAC to make them smaller.

But the more pressing question, regards what content people want. There are a few potholes in it... a small missing chunk when the tape was flipped, a brief missing chunk at the start, and 2 or 3 missing chunks (2-3 seconds each) on side 2 where someone apparently accidently put the cassette machine into "record" while this tape was in it.  If people want to listen to this or sync it with some video, those will need to be patched.

Should I post the original, raw capture - warts and all - so people can do their own restoration?  I can patch it, but there are many other folks here that are more knowledgeable about the various SW mixes than I am, who might do a better job.  There is also the question of what sort of other postprocessing might be desirable.  I haven't checked its eq curve or looked for errant hums or other distortions yet that could be fixed.  But some might prefer the raw capture as a basis for their own careful or studied restoration.  Thoughts?

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I'd love to hear it as it is. Please post it raw. Then people could make what they want out of it.

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I'll just wait for something good that syncs up with Puggo Grande or Harmy's version.

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Really looking forward to this - what a nostalgic blast from the past! Brings back fond memories of recording all my favourite films onto audio cassette (with a mic! I used to go nuts if anyone talked hahaha!). We must have been one of the last families in the UK to get a VHS recorder!

I'd prefer to hear it untampered with in any way, as it was originally recorded. People can always do the patches and alternate cleaned up versions later.

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I'd like to hear as is too. How will you distribute?

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I don't know - I've never distributed any of my work.  After doing my restorations, they have always just "somehow/magically" gotten out there.  My preference has always been to leave the distributing to others, so that I could continue to do my restorations with less fear of reprisal.  Because, it is very easy to figure out who I am.

So all you naughty people that are distributing my restorations... shame on you! shame!  :)

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this screams to be synced up to the puggo grande, and the GOUT

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Ah, I see. I shall keep a look out at all the usual places.

Thanks Puggo.

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I vote for raw, and the tape flip over gap at actual length.  ie you have to wait through the tape flipping portion.  No to patching with the soundtrack from another source, but can fill this tape flip void or other missing segments with something phun.  And please leave in the over-recorded segment, curious what was so important or a complete accident.

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Puggo - Jar Jar's Yoda said:

I don't know - I've never distributed any of my work.  After doing my restorations, they have always just "somehow/magically" gotten out there.  

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none said:

I vote for raw, and the tape flip over gap at actual length.  ie you have to wait through the tape flipping portion.  No to patching with the soundtrack from another source, but can fill this tape flip void or other missing segments with something phun.  And please leave in the over-recorded segment, curious what was so important or a complete accident.

 

I agree with this

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raphael said:

none said:

I vote for raw, and the tape flip over gap at actual length.  ie you have to wait through the tape flipping portion.  No to patching with the soundtrack from another source, but can fill this tape flip void or other missing segments with something phun.  And please leave in the over-recorded segment, curious what was so important or a complete accident.

 

I agree with this

+1.  You could fill the gap with sound effects of a cassette tape being ejected, flipped over and restarted, even.

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Is there much audience mumbling?

If so you could sample a bit from elsewhere in the recording do what IronMagus suggests about making the tape flip noise but magically have the audience still shifting around in the background.

The effect would be like someone had taped him taping the film and caught the tape flip on their tape.

I'd love to listen to this synched up with Puggo Grande.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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I just thought I would give Puggo some thanks for taking care of my cassette recording.  I hope that you guys find some value in it (but not monetary).

As a huge SW fan, I love the main focus of this site (GOUT, preservations, restorations, etc), and I feel like I get to contribute something to it with Puggos help.

Thanks Puggo.

 

PD

 

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