Kromhout, Melle Jan. The Logic of Filtering: How Noise Shapes the Sound
of Recorded Music. Oxford University Press, New York, 2021.
Please excuse the cross-posting, but I can think of a large number of
people who might want to be aware of this book.
My friend and the lead author on several papers I collaborated on, Dr.
Federica Bressan, sent me the link to this today--and at first glance it
appears interesting, though I have to read more deeply into it when I
see tape noise compared to dither in certain ways. I must say, however,
that this quote resonates with me on the level of chasing perfection in
a software NR decoder for a hardware system.
> The analysis of noise-reduction systems that follows will problematize
> this basic logic of concealing noise and revealing signals, focusing
> on the circular reasoning that follows from the idealized principles
> underpinning their technological operation. In this logic, the system
> reduces all noise, which it defines as everything that is reduced.
> Instead of reinforcing and fulfilling this logic—which I will call the
> conceptual logic of noise reduction—my assessment shows that noise
> reduction is an interminable, inherently partial project. (p45)
It's an open-source publication and available for download now.
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020051794
LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020051795
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Track Format - Speed - Equalization - Azimuth - Noise Reduction
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.