CEDAR Cambridge rescues classic Australian radio plays
24 September 2013
Grace Gibson Productions, Australia's leading audio library of classic radio plays including The Castlereagh Line, Cattleman, Dossier On Dumetrius, Night Beat and others, has invested in CEDAR Cambridge to restore its vast collection of vinyl records and magnetic tape.
"I tried some less expensive software solutions but I ended up with a less expensive result as well," commented Bruce Ferrier, Managing Director of Grace Gibson Productions. "Grace Gibson has been in operation since 1944, and was the largest producer of radio drama during the 'Golden Days Of Radio'. In fact, we were the only audio production company to continue producing radio drama into the 1990s so the catalogue is enormous!"
"Unfortunately, no master discs were ever kept, and so the vinyl albums have well and truly done the rounds of Australian and international radio stations. Some of the vinyl discs were quite damaged with some pretty alarming results on playback. So it was of paramount importance that the right equipment was obtained to restore such a valuable collection of Australia's radio history. CEDAR Cambridge turned out to be the correct investment and it has provided outstanding results."
"In fact, I'm constantly staggered at how good a result it produces without any apparent deleterious effect on the main audio. So we're thrilled, as it has allowed us to give these great shows a new lease of life, and retail them direct to the public through our recently launched GraceGibsonRadio.com website."
"It has been a real pleasure to service Grace Gibson Productions," said Peter Orehov, Manager of CDA Pro Audio in Australia. "The CEDAR Cambridge system has proved to be an invaluable investment for Grace Gibson and it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback on the audio restoration capabilities of the CEDAR Cambridge software."
Original article written by Phil Sandberg and published in Pro Audio Asia
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About Grace Gibson
Grace Gibson (a Texan by birth) opened her own production company in 1944, having been brought to Australia in 1934 by the General Manager of the then fledgling 2GB/Macquarie Radio Network. Her task was to set up ARTRANSA (the American Radio Transcription Service of Australia) and then sell and 'Australian-ise' American radio soap stories for them. Initially she was only in Australia for six months, but ended up staying a lifetime.
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