Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Song puzzles

I have some old recordings in my possession. Old means really old - at least fifty years or more. I have a cousin, who is a professional Audio Engineer with a big studio in India. But his passion is music from a very very tender age. As they say, he lives for music. When he was a student, he used to roam around in Kolkata to collect old records. I guess these recordings came from those ventures. These are recorded from noisy 78 RPM disks. I haven't tried to cleanup the recordings. I have noticed in my earlier attempts of cleaning that unless one has lots of time and really good tools, it's better to leave the noise. Incompetent noise-reduction kills the song more than the noise does.

Move over to my Music Broadcast page and listen to the Recognize the singers section. If you can recognize them before I publish the name, drop me a line.