AES NEW YORK 2019
147th PRO AUDIO CONVENTION

AES New York 2019
Archiving and Restoration Track Event AR06

Friday, October 18, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Archiving & Restoration: AR06 - You Mean You Wanted Those Tracks?!: Challenges of Preserving Multitrack Recordings

Chair:
Jeff Willens, New York Public Library - Fair Lawn, NJ, USA
Panelists:
Bryan Hoffa
Kelly Pribble, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services - Moonachie, New Jersey, USA

Whether on analog tape, digital tape, or born digital media, multitrack recordings make up an increasingly large percentage of archival content in need of preservation. How are various institutions dealing with the problem of multitracks? Do they see a difference between analog and born-digital sources? Do they require alternative workflows? This panel will cover practical and technical considerations of multitrack preservation, including tape degradation, the need for backups, metadata storage, and file-level tagging, as well as the need to develop industry-wide best practices for archiving multitrack recordings.

Presented in collaboration with ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections)


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