Most RCA stuff from the dynagroove era got released on CD. My advice is, find the CD. Dynagroove was
a bad idea. Often, it was a badly executed bad idea. Some of those records sound so bad they are not
fixable because of the sibilance problem you mentioned. There might be some gold-plated,
made-in-the-moonlight-by-virgins megabux cartridge that doesn't splash that kind of high-frequency
energy, but I doubt it since i think the overload was in the cutterhead, so it's baked in.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Evan MacBeth" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 12:19 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
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
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?