MW Communications Systems

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Sound Recording, Editing & Production

Output formats now available on CD and HDCD for audio projects.

We handle all phases, from acquisition to ed


iting, to delivering the finished product.

Here's some of what we do:

Introducing the newest branch of services, utilizing state-of-the-art samplers, synthesizers and sequencers to produce a wide variety of music genres with a level of realism that sets a new benchmark for sound recording. From a simple solo performance to elaborate orchestral works, we have the tools to produce the sounds that are indistinguishable from a traditional 104-piece orchestra.
Vintage 78rpm recording restoration and transfer to CD
Open reel tape transfer to CD
Recording lectures, music performances & special events
Specializing in restoring badly damaged recordings
Radio Spot production direct to CD
Eight Channel Digital Recording Arrives!
July 31, 2004 -- MW Communications proudly announces the introduction of 24-bit, 96KHz Eight Track Recording.

With the addition of high-end A/D-D/A converters, multitrack recording software and eight large-diaphragm condenser microphones, MW Communications now offers superb on-site recording capability.

"We assembled the recording system with a goal of portability without compromise of audio fidelity. The system is perfect for mastering SA-CD and HD audio programming," said M. Weiss, the company's president.

Everything is controlled by a single portable laptop computer, providing the ultimate in portability. The A/D converters are connected via IEEE-1394 to the computer.

All microphones are 48-volt phantom-powered large diaphragm condenser types, exhibiting exceptionally-low noise and wide frequency response with superb transient response, perfect for critical classical music recording.

The shakedown testing of the new system went without a hitch, as we mastered our first Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound DVD title using this new system.

"It is quite an experience to hear a sound recording that is totally and utterly devoid of hiss and noise. Just the music and ambient sound is all you hear," Mr. Weiss said.

State-of-the-art digital recording is now available to MWC clients at competitive rates for multichannel and stereophonic mixdown recordings for DVD and CD recordings.

The Second Generation
of Audio Restoration Has Arrived!

The Latest Audio Capture, Noise Signature Analysis, Noise Removal Makes Quantum Leap From Legacy Technology

May 6, 2002 -- Mark Weiss, Proprietor of MW announced today that new sound reconstruction tools have arrived and have undergone testing. The results indicate that this new technology, based on FFT analysis of a noiseprint, can remove even extreme amounts of noise without injuring the musical content in the slightest manner.

In a demonstration today, Mr. Weiss used several reel to reel and cassette recordings dating back several decades as source material to demonstrate the new software algorithms. A 1959 recording on 7-1/2 IPS 7" reel tape was sampled. Analog EQ was used to add over 20dB/octave boost to restore lost high end from age. The initial sample was plagued by an unacceptable level of hiss. This sample was then fed through the new automatic noise removal system. The system analyzed the first 1.0 second of tape hiss and captured a noise print. A reduction of 100dB was requested, to test for artifacts under extreme conditions. Everyone was astonished at how the noise completely disappeared, while leaving the music totally unaffected. A veil was lifted from the sound, revealing sounds only heard in the best digital recordings, such as pages on music stands being turned, chairs creaking and fingers brushing across harp strings--sounds which were buried in hiss prior to being processed. The high end of the music took on a crispness unfamiliar in the analog world--as if it had been re-recorded on digital equipment with the newest consoles and microphones--the high end was sweet, with rich detail--yet free of hiss.

The new tools can do many other things better than ever, such as stretching or condensing program speeds without affecting pitch, and doing so without stuttering artifacts of the older generation tools. There is also a new tool that captures acoustic spaces from transient samples and creates a reverberation algorithm based on the acoustic space captured. For instance, one can record a hand clap and it's reverberation in a cathedral, feed that recording into the new system and create an algorithm that will recreate the acoustic space of that very cathedral and apply it to any sound recording.

The new system can also extract from and write to CDs, simplifying the workflow process for faster execution with fewer steps.

One interesting algorithm is "unclipping" --a filter that rebuilds clipped waveforms and adjusts the overall level to encompass the reconstructed peak data. Finally, a tool the can undo distortion from too high a recording level.

The crew at the New Milford facility is eagerly exploring the many other new capabilities of the new tools, and already discussing re-capturing old recordings that have previously been archived to CDs and restoring them with these drastically-improved tools.

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