At 07:35 PM 8/28/2003 +0200, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>----- note that Mike stopped reading here, reaching for his gun:
I did not stop there. I read the article in its entirety and chose not to
comment on what followed.
>----- now, if he had read on, then the following text would have appeared
>before his eyes:
>For this reason I have proposed to IASA that we recommend that any pitching
>is made on a secondary carrier obtained by a first transfer. Now, in the old
>days, a cassette was ideal for this, because you would not use tonal
>fidelity, only pitch fidelity as the goal. [there was more, and specific
>advice, but no reason to quote further]
>----- Mike, all you had to do was to say "I agree!"
Except that I do not. That "secondary carrier" is an interesting device
with which I am completely unfamiliar. You seem to suggest a single capture
used both for determining proper pitch and obtaining some sort of master.
Presumably, that master would be some idealized analogue format. I do not
capture in analogue - in fact, my primary open-reel deck does not record at
all. I know of no way to obtain a secondary digital signal which would not
require resampling after the proper pitch was determined; or a secondary
analogue signal which would be considered preferably to the primary one.
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