Audio restoration of dubplates: cleaning and digital processing lacquer records from reggae/dancehall culture
Jeremy Blades, Karl O. Jones, Colin Robinson
This paper discusses the cleaning and digital restoration of lacquer records from the Reggae/Dancehall culture known as Dubplates. The paper evaluates the use of certain digital restoration tools used in the processing of the digital audio file. It also discusses the merits of using household goods in the cleaning of these records. The paper also evaluates the use and overuse of certain digital processing tools. This paper is intended to educate laypeople to save these artefacts from further deterioration, and to interest people who are familiar with Reggae culture as well as those who are interested in audio restoration.
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Blades J., Jones K.O., Robinson C. Audio restoration of dubplates: cleaning and digital processing lacquer records from reggae/dancehall culture. Electrotechnica & Electronica (Е+Е), Vol. 57 (9-12), 2022, pp.87-96, ISSN: 0861-4717 (Print), 2603-5421 (Online)