No one has mentioned the method that Andrew Rose applies: picking out the 50
or 60Hz residual hum as a way to determine correct speed. Maybe that's been
discussed before on the list. What's the consensus, if there is one?
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Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Reducing crackle from 78 rpm records the analogue
way on 70's reissue LP's
Absolute pitch is not necessary in order to obtain the correct playback
speed. Any device that will verify the pitches or key is enough, provided
you know what the original key was. What is far more necessary, in fact
essential, is a sensitivity to speed instability. As someone else observed,
centering is often inadequately done and the resultant "WOW" is an analogue
artifact that is entirely avoidable but fatally compromises the result.
Department of homonymic error: Someone's posting yesterday confused "phase"
(derived from Latin and Greek) with "faze" (derived from Middle English).
Or was it supposed to be a pun?
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:51 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 01/10/2012, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > Somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind it seems like someone posted
> > that John RT Davies used a Shure M44 for many of his transfers with
> > appropriate stylus and eq of course..... Does anyone else have better
> > information ??
> Yes, I think that is what he says in an interview which is on his
> Do we agree that for transferring "78"s, it is essential to have
> absolute pitch, to get the right speed ?
> Don Cox
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