At 07:29 PM 2008-01-04, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>----- I have a heretic question:
> - dependent on the use, why not increase the speed of the cassette in a
>calibrated way while transferring (squeezing 90 minutes onto 80 minutes) and
>use the varispeed on your replay CD machine? On the other hand, using just 45
>minutes on the CD will leave a good marginal area that is unrecorded on both
>CDs, so they will not mind writing of readable information.
>----- one good reply is that the squeezing is 12.5%, while the range of the
>varispeed only is -12.0%. Oh, well, almost there.
>- my first contribution for 2008, thinking out loud (a lot of you do on this
>list, you know!)
Indeed this is a good idea with several exceptions.
The bulk of my clients who want CDs want them to play everywhere and
want to be able to clone them for relatives, etc. (Aunt Martha and
the Kiddies, etc.)
In a small archive, the people using this will not want to figure it
out. It's easier to have two CDs in one jewel case. Side A, Side B. Done.
I am trying very hard -- especially after Dietrich Schuller was
adament about this at JTS this June -- to get larger clients to
consider file systems rather than CDs, so it becomes a non-issue.
Even some private clients are opting for DVDs with WAV files.
I don't think the cost of saving the CD (although there is a finite
cost to setting the CD up) is really worth the bother.
Since we recently had a discussion here of stagger-head stereo tapes
and possibly some not getting de-staggered prior to CD release,
anything that has to be "dealt with" during a future migration is
likely not to happen, so I fear that there would be some "chipmunk"
recordings propagated down the line from this idea. I have little
faith that this would be addressed on playback, especially
considering the rarity of varispeed CD players.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.