ShawnDoc: His (horrible) website:http://irene.lbl.gov/
ShawnDoc: ShawnDoc: His (horrible) website:http://irene.lbl.gov/I submitted that a little too quickly. His website has examples of different recordings. The optically captured recordings, after being run through a noise filter process are remarkably clear.
gaslight: Digitizing it is different from playing it, subby.
balthan: The two researchers later augmented their technique so they could retrieve audio information from even older wax cylinders. The cylinders were more problematic than the discs because they are easily damagedYou don't say.
maddogdelta: BUT 60HZ HUM AND BREAKFAST CEREAL CRACKLES GIVES THE RECORDING A WARMER SOUND!!!!!// The only pure sound is banging mammoth bones on rocks, you techno-turds!
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: My favorite recording is inaudible. You've probably never heard it.
UsikFark: maddogdelta: BUT 60HZ HUM AND BREAKFAST CEREAL CRACKLES GIVES THE RECORDING A WARMER SOUND!!!!!// The only pure sound is banging mammoth bones on rocks, you techno-turds!Well you just try to put on a blank CD next time you want to give the room some class. Me, I have a full collection of silent records for that natural polyvinyl warmth without some squabbling toady going on in a whalelike fashion.
TheDumbBlonde: Been done. http://www.nypl.org/node/61970
Lokasenna: It's amazing how cranky some people will get when you try to explain that "better" actually means "distorted".
PirateKing: And now they can do the same thing in reverse: Take digital recordings and make vinyl out of them:
theorellior: Lokasenna: It's amazing how cranky some people will get when you try to explain that "better" actually means "distorted".What about the idea that recordings were mastered to that distortion at the time and playing them on higher-fidelity equipment removes the period sound? Or do you hate people playing baroque compositions on period instruments using different tunings than 440-A as well?
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