On 2015-04-07 11:54 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> I just had e-mail correspondence with one of the first-person
> participants. He told me that the tapes were playable as in they'd pass
> through a transport, but they sounded "worn out" compared to the EQ'd
> copies that they used. The decision was to use what the artist and
> producer thought sounded better. It's an aesthetic and artistic
> decision. In any case, moves are afoot to clarify the text on the
> HDTracks website.
The only question I have with that was what would the "worn out" tapes
sound like if the same EQ was applied to them as was applied back in the
day to the EQ'd masters, thereby saving a generation?
Samplitude and iZotope both offer an "EQ match" function, so it might be
a quick test (tweak to taste later if there seems to be a good reason to
use the "worn out" tapes with modern EQ).
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.