Correction. They are the same until I invoked the A=440 processing checkbox
which is part of the wow and flutter module. Though both were well-centered
on my turntable when being dubbed, the program processed them a half tone
apart- and they are sequential in the same soundfile. But the levels
between the two pressings differed before using it as well. In this case, I
did not use the azimuth correction module so it couldn't be a factor. So
this is a double-check caution when using the setting for pitch. Glad I
From: Steven Smolian [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 8:48 PM
To: ARSC List
Subject: Columbia Puzzle
I dubbed my Columbia copy of Van Rooy's Beiden Greandiere, recorded
1-7/1906. I also dubbed a second copy, this one on Star. The matrix
numbers are, respectively, 30029-1-3 [M-100-1] and 30029-1-4.
Imagine my surprise when I found the Columbia one was almost a half tone
higher than the one on Star, and the Star is about 2 db louder and is a bit
They are clearly the same take, with a late note in the piano in the same
place in both. The Star label is pasted over a Columbia one. In the
interest of science, I dug through the Star label in search of the [M-100-1]
number there but couldn't find it.
I then used the A-440 pitch setting and set it to zero wow or flutter
implementation in Izotope RX-8. Same result.
Has anyone a Columbia pressing of take 1-4 and, if so, does it have the M
number ? Mine on the 1-3 copy is under the label just above the matrix
The diameter of the recoded surfaces appear identical, or so my index card
measurement tells me.
What's going on here?