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From 1948 through some time in the 1960's, my Dad had many local TV shows and radio shows in LA, Las Vegas, and San Diego. I have
a Kinescope of one of those shows from 1948 or possibly 1949 and donated it to UCLA Film & Television Archive. After doing some
research, I think the show was aired in 1949 since the song AGAIN (my Dad sang that song with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra in
February 1949) is used in the intro and outro of the show (just the instrumental part of the song). My Dad's Christmas song is
used so I assume the show was aired near Christmas time. I asked UCLA for a DVD and when I received it, I noticed it had a huge
ground hum problem.
I recorded the audio to Pro Tools. The hum problem was very strange as it was not 50 or 60 cycles since the many plug-ins I have
did not fix the issue. I then went to plan B, which was to use EQ plugs. Using an 8 band EQ, I identified the frequency areas and
notched out -18 dB with a very thin "Q" (width of the frequency area). I then inserted another 8 band EQ and duplicated as to
equal a total of -36 dB at those frequencies. I then inserted a 3rd EQ to boost frequencies as to bring up other areas as to make
more sonically delicious. You will find the full
story here and here below are 2 audio clips showing the work I did to clean up the audio.
The Audio Files Before and After Repair
The two mp3 audio files go through the first song and my Dad's first talking sequence. The first one is before the audio
fixes and the 2nd is after the fixes. Both clips open in a new window.
Here below is a screen shot of the final repaired audio (PRO TOOLS PIC). It's the mono version (2 mono tracks interleaved for left
and right) at 48k/16 bit. The top file is the original, without my fixes. You'll notice the bottom audio starts slightly late, but
that is on purpose, as I needed to nudge round the audio for each song. It starts at the exact point that the original audio
started (as downloaded from the DVD). The audio is a huge improvement. I ended up using around 20 PLUG-INS to pull this off. I
could make it sound even better, but around three weeks on this project is enough.(g) Actually the last issue to be fixed is the
“Wow and Flutter” which are terms I am explaining
in my rap which will be updated soon and more updates to follow in time, so just stay tuned if you are
interested. - Jay Graydon
... and here below is the video with the repaired audio ...
THE JOE GRAYDON TV SHOW on KLAC-TV (ch 13) in 1949
Latest update May 1, 2013
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A note from Jay. The following is long overdue.
I would like to thank Kerstin for putting together an incredible web site!!! She does this in her spare time and I have
always been amazed that a mother of
three with a full time job could possibly maintain such a web site!!! OK, that alone is unbelievable but check this
out!!! Kerstin knows more about my
songwriting catalogue than I do!!! She has organized and maintained the list for many years. Her research has led to
problems and she then fixes such
problems!!! The discography is huge work as well!!! Kerstin constantly updates which is a huge time burner!!!
Now check this out!!! Kerstin runs my record company SONIC THRUST RECORDS on a daily basis!!! It does not end there
since other stuff comes up on many levels!!! Kerstin should be a star of a TV series, "Internet Super Women"!!!
I thank you so very much Sis!!! You are an angel!!!!!!!
I ask that if you like this site, please e-mail Kerstin and tell her so.
Please include Lage (her husband), Peppe and Stefan (their sons) since they have contributed as well!!!
I love this family for so many reasons!!!!!!!!!!!! - Your pal, Jay