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From: "Jerry Young" <[log in to unmask]>
> This is almost a forensic question. I am looking at a
> number of recordings made in different studios and
> performance venues, and I would like to know if there
> is some reasonable way to analyze the room acoustics
> (decay rate, frequency spectrum etc) to be able to
> locate where recordings (or parts of recordings) were
> made. It seems that there must be some tool for
> quantifying what the ear tells you is different.
>
> For example, you can often spot Studio 8H when you
> hear it.  Is there a tool that can sniff at a
> recording and, if not tell you where it's from, take
> an acoustical fingerprint that you can match other
> recordings against?
>
I've witnessed this being done for acoustic recordings...I have a
good friend, with an excellent ear, who could aurally identify the
source company of recordings by listening to them!

As far as electric recordings, I can't say specifically...

Steven C. Barr