George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>> In other words, can we take a 19th century acoustic recording, and
>> infer from that what a stereo, full-fidelity recording of that sonic
>> event would sound like...?!
> ----- that is not unlikely, but the noise-reducing tools will not perform
> that. It would require analysis tools that could tell us something about the
> reverberation in the original room and then model a soundscape including a
> stereo perspective.
> Kind regards,
Some of us are still reeling from the memory of those gawdawful Caruso
reconstructions. Don't forget..the "original room" was designed to produce the
maximum amount of oomph and channel it into a horn. Mapleson cylinders would be
about the only recordings where you might have a vague hope of reconstructing
an acoustic worth hearing.