Past meetings of the Society
May 2008

"May" 2008 Meeting

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington St, 1st Floor Conference Room (Room 103), Boston, MA 02215, (617) 271-6588

Featured Guest: Jamie Howarth, Plangent Processes
Topic: Removing Wow and Flutter from Analog Recordings.

Jamie Howarth is a veteran of the TV and record industry, late of ABC TV and the Hit Factory. Howarth established Plangent Processes in 2001, a research and design firm specializing in solutions for the Pro Audio industry.

Plangent's latest product is their soon to be released tape and mag film repro system, a current state-of-the-art ultra-wideband, low-noise, low distortion solution compatible with Plangent's Grammy Award-winning dewow system, which removes wow and flutter and intermodulation distortion from magnetic recordings.

Jamie Howarth will demonstrate the efficacy of this novel and powerful technique playing familiar master recordings and displaying empirical data culled from various feature film and music recordings.

His work in restoring the fragile, live 1949 recording of legendary Woodie Guthrie is featured in a article in the May 2008 Scientific American. Before- and- after samples of the Guthrie recording can be heard at


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