I, for one, am very interested. I immediately went to the link &
downloaded the book. The Acknowledgments (which I used to skip) has an
interesting link as well.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: 9/29/2021 2:50:25 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] The Logic of Filtering
>Kromhout, Melle Jan. The Logic of Filtering: How Noise Shapes the Sound of Recorded Music. Oxford University Press, New York, 2021.
>Please excuse the cross-posting, but I can think of a large number of people who might want to be aware of this book.
>My friend and the lead author on several papers I collaborated on, Dr. Federica Bressan, sent me the link to this today--and at first glance it appears interesting, though I have to read more deeply into it when I see tape noise compared to dither in certain ways. I must say, however, that this quote resonates with me on the level of chasing perfection in a software NR decoder for a hardware system.
>>The analysis of noise-reduction systems that follows will problematize this basic logic of concealing noise and revealing signals, focusing on the circular reasoning that follows from the idealized principles underpinning their technological operation. In this logic, the system reduces all noise, which it defines as everything that is reduced. Instead of reinforcing and fulfilling this logic—which I will call the conceptual logic of noise reduction—my assessment shows that noise reduction is an interminable, inherently partial project. (p45)
>It's an open-source publication and available for download now.
>LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020051794
>LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020051795
>-- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
>Track Format - Speed - Equalization - Azimuth - Noise Reduction
>Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.