I believe the folks at Capstan will answer your questions if you ask them.
I did have some slight experience with capstan in a demo version,
and found it requires much user intervention. The system shows you
where it finds problems, but is not always able to fix them automatically.
A good sense of pitch is an operator necessity.
It works better with some kinds of music than others (rich harmonies;
orchestral best) and goes bananas if fed applause. No good on speech,
I think it can be made to process gradually changing pitch over the
length of an LP side. A possible alternative: I believe Diamond Cut
software allows a curve to be drawn which will control pitch shifting
of a file (requiring trial and error). The only other alternative is
Plangent Processes which works only with original tape recordings.
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On Dec 27, 2013, at 12:00 AM, ARSCLIST automatic digest system wrote:
> Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:12 -0800
> From: Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Capstan
> Wondered if any of you might have experience working with the Capstan softw=
> are.=C2=A0=0A=0AIs the learning curve as simple as it is the demo video?=0A=
> Does it work well?=0AAre there less expensive alternatives?=0AWill it handl=
> e a slowly changing pitch=E2=80=A6over the length of a side=E2=80=A6I am wo=
> ndering about side changes of recordings.=0AHow long can a file be?=0A=0AAn=
> y observations=E2=80=93thoughts would be most welcome.=0A=0AThanks.=0A=0AKa=