Human voice and piano have a lot of upper partials that are out of
tune to the primary note. This is why they can be heard against an
orchestral accompaniment. Harpsichords at one time were what most
would describe as a louder instrument than the early pianos yet they
blended into the orchestral sound. Composers seemed aware of the
above in their writing. In early electric records piano and voice
usually doesn't sound very natural. They obviously were a challenge
for the engineers. Perhaps this is the explanation for your comment
On Aug 17, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From Tom Fine: "...I've never had problems with Windows Media
> Player as far
> as playing CD's...."
> I also hadn't noticed any before. The particular recording
> (Rendezvous, a
> Jim Anderson recording of Cassandra Wilson) has an extraordinarily
> vocal quality that quite simply was missing. It's funny how the
> human voice
> is so frequently what shows up audio problems.
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