IMO adding reverb to a record significantly alters it from what was
heard originally by the musicians/performers and what was approved for
release. I really don't care for it myself. Besides, unless you have
somehow removed all the noise, adding reverb propagates the noise as
well as recorded sound, adding to the overall noise level and defeating
your original intention. Major step backwards.
Jan Myren wrote:
> Here comes a subject I really hope will make an interesting discussion on
> the forum:
> What is your opinions to add reverb as a step to enhance the sound on old 78
> rpm discs?
> Remember the late Robert Parker who made a radio series and a CD series
> called "Jazz classics in digital stereo". His attitude was to make those old
> recordings tailored to a younger public using hi-fi equipment and had no
> special knowledge to 78's and old recording techniques?
> On the other hand we have the late John R.T. Davies whos name is found on
> numberous re-issues of vintage jazz LP's and CD's. His attitude was to add
> nothing, but do the very best he could from the original recording so that
> the original sound was preserved for the future.
> SO, what kind of opinions to you all have out of this?
> Hope for many interesting matters!
> Best regards