Friday, May 25, 2007

WJSV Complete Broadcast Day Remaster

I'll be getting back to Science Fiction soon, but I took on this project, and interested or not, here it is. All 19 hours, slightly high on the reverb, but the original files didn't offer much to work with. They actually reported a 0kbps bit rate. Never seen that before. How is that done?

The radio station got a bit of a boost when I broadcast it for three days straight last week, about a half dozen listeners spent five hours or more with it. So I'm not the only one who finds this fascinating. Less than a hundred years ago, this broadcast feels like Science Fiction, another planet, aliens. I was born smack in the middle of then and now. Does anyone who might have heard this original broadcast feel like they're living on another planet?

Download is located at the top of the blog.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Remaster of X-Minus 1 The Map Makers based on a story by Frederick Pohl

The Map Makers is story with ideas that seem much more like they belong in the last twenty years than the from the 1950's. Human brains modified to act as computers, and something experienced very much like the 1990's version of future cyberspace. Interesting how one finds that some ideas are much older than expected.

Download is located at the top of the blog

Monday, May 7, 2007

Remaster X-Minus 1 of Issac Asimov's Nightfall

I've never seen this story done justice. Maybe it is something that will always be a better read than movie, teleplay or radio-play. I remember a god-awful movie of Nightfall I saw sometime in the eighties. This is a decent, if melodramatic, adaptation.

Download is located at the top of the blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Remaster of X-Minus 1 Episodes, written by Philip K Dick

While tens of thousands mp3's of OTR radio shows exist out there on the internet, more than half of them are unlistenable. X-Minus 1 has some of the poorer audio quality of the any of the series that circulate. Unfortunate, as it is one of the best. Sci-Fi legends had written many of the scripts, and the series stands up today as engaging and entertaining. So I've taken two of my favorites, both by my favorite Science Fiction writer, Philip K Dick, and remastered them for the clearest possible audio. My goal is to provide shows where each actor's voice can be heard at a level volume, and I think I've done this, though because of unevenness in the original recording, some voices come across as tinny.

For those who don't know Philip Dick, he is likely the third largest Science Fiction movie franchise behind Star Wars and Star Trek. Nicholas Cage's new movie, Next, is based on his story "The Golden Man". Last year A Scanner Darkly was released. Blade Runner and Total Recall were based on his novels. Through the nineties his name on the screen brought loud applause and cheers. His stories still bring in movie goers, but now his name tends to be buried in the credits and brings only scattered applause. Seems the public mind is too full of other celebrities to include mere writers anymore. I'll bet you a nail from my coffin that one hundred years from now the designer who does the background color shading in the third remake of the Harry Potter series will have bigger credits than JK Rowling.

All my remastered files will be kept at the top of the blog until such time that I make so many I'll have to move them to another page.

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