At 09:34 PM 2006-12-17, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
I think they were already swallowed up before these tapes happened,
but anyway, nothing to do with the ancient record label--the tapes
were made in 1980 <smile>.
>I THINK I see this...except for one detail! Are you playing
>the tapes as though they were two-track stereo (each half of the tape
>is a different channel, with one being reversed...)?
Yes, precisely. I have two tracks on the tape and a two track head
and good to excellent separation.
>If so, do you
>digitize the "backwards" signal and then digitally reverse it?
>So you are looking for a sound-file application that can reverse
>a "backwards" (or, for that matter, any) sound file?
Indeed, and I had applications that could reverse them, but I wanted
to do 28 in one operation while I slept, or at least did other
things. And, as I noted later, I found GoldWave from Newfoundland
which did a fine job of this.
>This leads to a couple of related thoughts...
>1) Perhaps such an application could be packaged as "Is Paul REALLY
>Dead.exe"...?! There might be a demand among Beatles aficianados...
Indeed, but either here or on the Ampex List Tom Fine noted that he
had done this and there was nothing interesting in Revolution No. 9.
>2) At the same time, I can't help but wonder what the results would
>be if other digital files could be reversed and run (other than about
>about a gazillion "Illegal Operation" crashes...)
Well, any media file could be reversed and run. In that way, one of
the imploded buildings could rapidly reassemble itself. The
applications are endless.
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