From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Tom Fine wrote:

> For what it's worth, I did use WAV reverse to play "Revolution #9"
> backwards. No hidden messages, 
> just the too-long nonsense in reverse.

----- what would happen if you tried it on that lovely single I have 
(somewhere): "They're coming to take you away, haha!"? Would it turn into the 
B-side, suddenly? Napoleon XIX, IFRC.

----- while you're at it, it could do with some speed correction, too.

Kind regards,


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Scott Phillips" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] InSearchOf: Batch Editor to REVERSE WAV files
> My understanding was the former to allow for one pass digitizing of
> stereo 1/4 track 1/4" tape, or similar bi-directionally recorded
> materials.
> I own the newest version of Sound Forge, but I've never tried batch
> reversal, only sample rates and the like. Let me try it and see... If
> 'John is dead..'
> Scott Phillips
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven C. Barr(x)
> Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:14 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] InSearchOf: Batch Editor to REVERSE WAV files
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Newest Sony Soundforge will do batches, too. I don't have it but I
> > think the
> manual is online. I
> > know it will do batch sample-rate-conversion, do not know about
> batch-reverse.
> >
> Does this thread relate to playing sound files backwards (which might be
> needed if one played a four-track tape on a commercial stereo deck...?)
> ...or playing it forward but "upside down" (i.e. inverting the wave form
> and playing THAT...?!)
> Steven C. Barr
> (Note that if the former is true, it should be able to settle a number
> of controversies per "secret messages" on Beatles LP's...)