Despite the assumption that this may well turn many folk off and continuing from the weekend activity thread, another longer-term project is the uploading to YouTube of my father's BBC (and other) recordings from the 60's and 70's.
He died in 2000 whereupon I inherited the reel-to-reel copies of these broadcasts, often interspersed with transmission clicks and other sound-dirt. With the immense help of one of my coupé-mates up here most of these have now been digitalised and to a great extent cleaned-up - in one or two cases even brought up to pitch as the originals had been recorded on slower-running machines. I should say at this point that the Vortexion recorder (valve, not transistor) used was also inherited and is still, touch wood, operational and had just enough energy to complete the transfers.
For anyone bold enough to stick an ear in bear in mind they are not CD quality recording-wise and therefore are likely to have a modicum of background hiss, however the uploading was done to 24 bit, 44.1 khz, the best-quality available. Available at the moment are the complete Rachmaninov concertos (except no.2 which is in the pipeline), also Ravel, Bach, Prokofiev. Several solo piano works appear also.
The major part of this could not have been done without the unflagging patience and expertise of the aforementioned to whom I shall be eternally indebted for enabling my wish of over 40 years to be realised.Miles Coverdale