Mastering “30 Trips Around the Sun”

Airshow HQ sat down with mastering engineers David Glasser and Jeffrey Norman to talk about the massive undertaking of “30 Trips Around the Sun,” due to ship out this month. We even got Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux to chime in! DL: When we started working on the “30 Trips Around The Sun” box set, […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Spotlight on David Glasser

Airshow HQ recently sat down with founder and chief engineer David Glasser to discuss 40+ years in the business. How did you get into the business? I’ve been a lifelong music fan (and mediocre guitar player.) I spent most of my college time at the campus radio station WBRS at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. This […]

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Keep Your Recordings Safe: Best Practices for Analog Media Preservation

  This post offers some simple tips to help collectors extend the life of analog recording media and prioritize their preservation for the long term. We live in a lucky time: we have sound recordings available to us at our very fingertips. Recorded sound surrounds us, and recordings – spoken or sung – are an […]

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How Airshow Remastered the Grateful Dead Studio Albums

By David Glasser, Airshow Founder and Chief Engineer Any fan of the Grateful Dead would be thrilled – and a little nervous – if asked to remaster some of the best-known studio recordings of the past 45 years. Workingman’s Dead was my first real (and lasting) introduction to the band, and I wanted to be sure […]

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Restoring “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records”

By David Glasser, Airshow Founder and Chief Engineer Airshow received a call from Dean Blackwood of Revenant Records in January, 2013. We last worked with Revenant over ten years ago on the Grammy-winning “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton,” and prior to that on projects by Captain Beefheart, the Stanley Brothers, […]

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Surround mastering: The Grateful Dead’s “Sunshine Daydream”

On August 1st moviegoers will be able to see a film that Grateful Dead fans have been eagerly awaiting for decades. Though it’s long-circulated as a bootleg, Sunshine Daydream is finally getting the official release it deserves. The film is a documentary of a Grateful Dead concert from August 27, 1972 that was a benefit […]

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