On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Mike Richter wrote:
> My interpretation of the limited information is that the parameters used in
> a Vorsetzer (hopefully, extended and refined) are extracted from the audio
> recording. Those parameters are used to drive a piano. Correcting dynamic
> range should be far less of a problem than determining pedaling and other
> degrees of freedom whose effects may be too subtle for the noise level of
> the source.
My thinking was that the limited dynamic range of an older recording would
limit the dynamic range of any file derived from that recording.
While I know many reject the authenticity of reproducing piano rolls
(obviously I am not one of them having issued seven volumes so far on my
label), at least those rolls were not subject to a compressed dynamic
I should add that the choice of piano in making the roll transfers
concerns me greatly. We also try to take into consideration the size of
the room where the rolls were originally recorded...which was rather
small. So many variables...