My general rule of thumb is to use my ears. Singer could have distorted on the original tape, the engineer could have boosted highs because that's how he liked it. If the recording sound great, and many do then I transfer it strait. But if it doesn't then a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
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On 7 בספט 2012, at 07:19, Evan MacBeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Only moderately off track, does anyone have any particular tips for transferring Stereo RCA Dynagroove discs from the early 60s? The disc i'm trying to copy has such an over-the-top top end. I intend to reduce the top end a bit, but does anyone know if Dynagroove used a specific top end boost?
> In addition, certain sibilant syllables from the vocalist distort terribly while others in the same song do not - but if i sum the two channels to mono the sibilance doesn't distort at all. Whether this is down to the vocalist's mic technique or not, i wouldn't know - i don't have any other Dynagroove albums to compare this to. Also, this is a brand new disc, it was still sealed until i cracked it open on Tuesday (and yes, it needed a clean!) but i've had the same problem in the same place with other copies too.
> Any tips at all?