1955 78RPM

An interesting job passed through Smash'n'Sound this week - a transfer from a 78RPM vinyl pressing. 
Recorded in London in 1955 for Recorded Sound Ltd in Marble Arch, it featured the first recording by Al Solly, a singer/guitarist who whilst based in Australia was a member of the band for Graham Kennedy's, In Melbourne Tonight legendary TV show. 
Transfer was completed with a SPDIF direct digital copy via a Stanton T80 turntable with a Shure M87xE Audiophile Cartridge into Pro Tools. Options of original and also de-noised copies where prepared for client.
Original 78RPM transfer
Restored attempt 78RPM


AVA (At the End of the World)

Easter weekend was a true highlight for Smash'n'Sound - providing the audio mix for AVA (at the end of the world) in the world famous Spiegeltent.

Set in Melbourne in 1959, “Ava (At the End of the World)” shows Ava Gardner letting her hair down with Frank Sinatra and a gang of local jazz musicians while filming “On The Beach”.

Eric McCusker (“Come Said the Boy”) whom I have worked with for the past 6 years in Ross Wilson's band - presented a work-in-progress version of his new musical. Joining Eric was a stellar big band and guest vocalists performing this new work with scripts-in-hand.  
Feat: Hetty Kate (Ava) , Dave Bowers (Frank Sinatra) and Josh Kyle (Joe Lane).

With a full stage featuring band and vocal performers accompanied by a narration delivered by Wilbur Wilde - this show offers much promise and I look forward to working on AVA again as it grows and travels.
World premier of "AVA (at the end of the world)" @ Spiegeltent - Easter 2013

AVA rehearsal @ Speigeltent

AVA mix on DigiCo SD9