>> Wouldn't a more appropriate term be 'modeling'?
Could we call it a recreation? Oh, wait, Edison already used that one.
Over on the pianophiles list, or was it 88s on 78s?, we had some
discussion about the process some time ago. My personal opinion was that
the weakness in the Rachmaninoff CD issued by Zenph was not the process
itself, (that's another discussion) but the over miked sound - way too
close and muddy to be pleasant to listen to. Ironically the modern
aspect of this process has defeated the purpose of the historical or
archival aspect. The 78s sound better and are easier to listen to IMO.