Very interesting how the term "digitize" is used when the DATs are
already digital! Ten years and more ago it was considered the right
term, but today wouldn't we say "encoded"? Unless the DATs were
played back via analog outs to the computer which re-digitized
them... Methods have changed!
Not picking nits, really; the recordings are fun to hear, and if done
today perhaps more noise would be removed - or not?
Thanks, Karen, for fascinating online material! I like the Stars and
Stripes played on marimba...
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Nov 19, 2009, at 7:12 AM, Karen C Lund wrote:
presentation was done a long time ago (11 years or so!), but I
believe that sound engineer Larry Appelbaum transferred the discs to
DAT tape in the LC Recording Lab. Hussein Hassan and Marc Dudley,
who were working on the digital end of the project at that time, used
Sound Forge 4.0 to digitize the recordings at 22,050 Hz, 16-bit
mono. The Real Audio files were then made from the WAV files.
I don't work in MBRS any more so someone else will have to answer
whether the Library plans to put any more Diamond Discs online.