--- Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easier to do pitch-correction digitally once the
> transfer is done?
Last time I transferred any Dictabelts was about four years
ago, and I didn't have a PC handy with the horsepower to do
even this. Nowadays software makes sense.
Another "D'oh!" moment...
> Christie, another worthwhile contact would be the LBJ Library in
> Texas. I think they supervised or
> did all the transfers that ended up in the two Michael Beschloss
> audiobooks of the LBJ "tapes", most
> of which are Dictabelts.
One thing you can hear very plainly on the LBJ recordings is that
the belts have at one point been pressed flat. The sound of a
crease going by is quite distinct. You can smooth a belt out
quite a bit by just letting it run around and around on the
machine for an hour or so before transferring it. Of course,
if you have a lot to do, that becomes problematic.
David Breneman [log in to unmask]
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