> IIRC the Decca system had a "built in" editor,
> for cuts only, but still it worked. The decks
> were in a separate room.
I do not know what you mean by cuts, Shai.
The DECCA editor used crossfades from 6 to 50 milliseconds, user adjustable,
and a CRT display to see the audio waveform to easily find the edit point
together with the ability to change the level of the audio at the edit point
to get a better match when cutting.
Butt edits do not work very well at all for classical music editing so it
was essential to have a crossfade editor for this.
Later versions of the editor stored the signal into digital memory where the
cut could be moved within 20ÁS or 1 sample at 48 kHz sampling rate.
The system used 48kHz/20 bits right up to 1997 since going above 48 kHz only
adds noise above 22 kHz and 20 bits are as good as the very best 24 bits
converters are in the linearity department when measured instead of reading
the glossy ads.
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