Meeting Topic: Technologies & Best Practices for Preservation and Restoration of Audio Archives
Moderator Name: Alberto Gaetti
Speaker Name: G. Scuotri (MARTLab); L. D'Aleo e F. Baldi (ICBSA); Nadja Wallaszkovits, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences (invited speech); F. Olivieri (Radio Vaticana/AES/IASA); C. De Marinis e S. Pogelli (RAI); P. Bolduc (Audiophile Sound); P. Vendittelli
Other business or activities at the meeting: After the presentations, a roundtable was held focusing on software tools for sound restoration, specifically for click and crackle removal. Stefano Daino (developer of DSP-Quattro) participated at the discussion, with details and proposals for further investigation of audio examples.
Meeting Location: Rome, Auditorium of the Sound and Audiovisual Central Institute
A full-day, high-profile technical workshop was held at the Sound & Audivisual Insitute located in the historic centre of Rome. Attendees from all over Italy posed several questions and participated actively, showing that the topic of audio restoration is of relevant interest. The invited speech by Nadja Wallaszkovitz offered an overview of international progress in restoration and was much appreciated.
Feedback from participants was very positive, and the Institute itself proposed further collaboration for more events in the near future.
Written By: Umberto Zanghieri