MUSIC INDUSTRY PROS use Plangent Processes restoration system to re-master material from celebrated artists and feature films, and gain incremental revenue from their re-release. Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of Plangent Processes for restoration work, Airshow offers tape transfer services, optimized for Plangent’s proprietary signal processing which eliminates wow, flutter, and other speed aberrations present on even the finest analog tape recordings, revealing previously unheard clarity and increased image depth and focus.
“By investing in the technology that optimizes tape transfers for the Plangent Process, we can help our clients revitalize their analog masters and bring them up to today’s high-def standards with maximum transparency,” explains David Glasser, Airshow’s Chief Engineer. “This is an important mission to us, and it’s a continuation of the archival and restoration work that we’ve done over the years that earned us two GRAMMY Awards. Our custom-built signal chain is one of a kind, and it sounds fantastic.”
Record labels, film studios, producers, artists, and archivists turn to Jamie Howarth, founder of Plangent Processes, and authorized provider Airshow to restore their back catalog of high-profile works. Satisfied Plangent clients include: Grateful Dead Productions, Neil Young, Vanguard Records, Red House Records, Appleseed Recordings, Sony Pictures, and Fox Video, among others.
Plangent Processing involves a few steps. First, the original analog masters are transferred to high-resolution digital at Airshow in Boulder. Speed-correction processing is then done at the Plangent facility in Massachusetts.
“Out of necessity, many of our clients have to transfer their valuable recordings from worn out original tapes,” states Jamie Howarth, founder of Plangent Processes. “Our tape transfer and processing system provides the maximum transparency and restoration achievable today.”