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Well, The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields"  was a composite of two versions in 
different keys, requiring some nifty varispeed to make the edit work.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Airshow Mastering & Plangent Processes


>> so far the drift of the transport of the machine making the recording is 
>> way worse than the drift of
>> the bias oscillator - famous case of a huge Who hit that goes flat when 
>> played on a servo PB
>> machine... the bias was reliable enough to correct the pitch over 8 
>> minutes while the recorder had
>> run faster and faster. Not yet seen any cases where bias drift was an 
>> issue.
> I wonder if this is the song I learned about in a master class with a 
> british producer. He mentioned a song that was specifically detuned during 
> mixdown by varispeeding the recorder ever so slightly so that the song was 
> in a different pitch by the end of it. I don't have the notebook on hand 
> so I can't remember the name of the song but it does sound similar don't 
> you think? If not, there is another song out there that is recorded that 
> way on purpose. Now I'm curious what song that was that we discussed in 
> class.
> Shai