An interesting parallel is the simultaneous development of and concern with
the madated "high definition" televison and the compression of moving image
signals to enable cell phone viewing.
Or as a famous lady once said, "who's zooming whom?"
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cedar
> At 05:42 AM 2007-05-23, Tom Fine wrote:
>>One thing to consider about CEDAR. You might want to buy some of the
>>CBS/Sony reissues of their 78 catalog from the earlier era of CD's, for
>>instance any of the 2CD Duke Ellington sets.
>>One could take just about any of the Bluebird/BMG recent reissues done by
>>Doug Pomeroy to hear what I'm talking about. I think Doug is on-list and
>>will correct me if I'm wrong but I believe his method is use well-cleaned
>>metal parts whenever possible, play back very precisely and use digital
>>tools judiciously in the computer after A-D conversion. Finally, I'm sure
>>this is stating the obvious but even if you are successful in removing
>>much of the background noise, a 78 still has very limited frequency
>>response and will this never approach "fidelity" by the dictionary
>>definition of being true to the source.
> Hi, Tom,
> I think Doug has CEDAR (not Cambridge) and I really think that what you
> are seeing are people who are in love with the tools, listen for the wrong
> thing, and don't realize what they are doing wrong. Also, my taste is
> minimal and even my minimal taste may be too much for some people. I don't
> think we can fault the tools as much as the operational tradeoffs applied
> to them.
> While I don't use CEDAR processing, I do use Algorithmix and find it to be
> a useful tool when properly applied.
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