lovetoboogie wrote:The reels were never missing... they have always been available with the exception of a few shows that it was unknown that Betty recorded them. Cornell, and the bulk of the 77' gems that she recorded were transferred from the reels many moons ago.
(In Bobby Moynahan character voice): "IIIIiiiiii...........'m not so sure about that?"
Wasn't this part of the "goat farm footlockers" find? From Lemieux's video he seems to be saying that their whereabouts became known a few years ago, but they didn't finally make the deal for them (Cornell & May shows) until late last year- if I'm hearing him correctly?
Au Contrare'(...in some French dude's voice) The Betty Cantor recordings were transferred to cassette with an unforgiving DBX encoding loooong time ago. It was lost in translation in that Betty Boards have been available for quite some time. The reels themselves did go underground(missing) which made it impossible for the oh-so-fresh smelling digitization process that gives us these amazing packaged goodies now! We do however have, and have had some amazing Betty Boards on cassette since the 90's...
The DAT lineage is interesting!
5/8/77: 7" two track BBD reelw/ DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES @ 44.055 kHz
PCM501ES analog out > DBX-1 decoder > analog in PCM501ES
PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz
It sounds fantastic. It is much more punchy... with the dynamics of each song coming through. I believe that is what is getting lost in the current digitizing of the reels. But I am totally open minded and psyched that this stuff keeps churning out new life!