Like Mike, I've used Audition and Cool Edit Pro to correct speed
variations of tape dubs made from acetates, it's worked like a charm
(but, as Mike pointed out, it's not necessarily an automatic process).
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Mike Richter wrote:
> Steven Smolian wrote:
>> I'm aware there are programs to correct the pitch of pop singers,
>> though my own solution might involve a bit more direct intervention-
>> but I'm off topic already.
>> Has anyone experience using such programs to correct speed drift on
>> 78s, speed correction for chamber music recordings, say solo fiddle
>> to string quartets, orchestral recordings, and on spoken word
>> recordings- four distinct areas.
>> Steve Smolian
> I have used the sliding speed correction of Adobe Audition (and CoolEdit
> Pro before that) to approximate speed on transcription discs of 1930s
> Met broadcasts. More precisely, the work was on transfers of the discs,
> not on the 'acetates' themselves.
> The result in each case was used to determine only that the remaining
> speed instability was too great (primarily, eccentric wow) to make
> recovery feasible. The operation (sliding speed) was a success but the
> patient died.
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