Restoring the original ambiance to a 78 that has been processed with noise reduction software which has lost some of the highs most likely and also the subtle ambiance/open sound of the original recording location.
Sound Forge and other software have among the reverb configurations some "ambiance" enhancement settings.
Unlike reverb that can actually dull the transparency of the sound the ambiance can recreate that original openness of the sound used sparingly.
--- On Sun, 1/17/10, Jan Myren <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Jan Myren <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Adding reverb to old 78's
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 12:00 PM
> 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