Bob Koszela, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services - Kennerdell, PA, USA
Bob Clearmountain, Apogee Electronics, Inc. - Santa Monica, CA, USA; Mix This! - Pacific Palisades, CA, USA
Kelly Pribble, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Andrew Scheps, Recording engineer - Van Nuys, CA, USA
Andy Skurow, Universal Music Group
Advancements in audio technology and tremendous changes in how the entertainment industry creates and monetizes content have challenged engineers to accommodate requests to migrate, mix, master, store, and distribute content securely. This panel addresses the challenges to restore degraded or damaged media assets including those affected by binder hydrolysis (sticky shed), tape binding adhesion (NOT sticky shed), mold, water damage, bent flanges, de-spooled pancake, salt residue, glue seep, splice repair, lubricant loss, static discharge, and acetate spoking to name a few. Moderated by Bob Koszela of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Digital Studios (who preserves over 28 million assets for its customers), the panel will show examples of various types of degradation to a wide range of audio formats.