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From: Nigel Champion <[log in to unmask]>
> The drawbacks with this method are:
> 1. It's only suitable for low-bandwidth material (ie speech and not music)

Is there SOME way to rid the audio and video world of this concept that
speech does not need wide-band recording and reproduction???  The human
speaking voice has the widest frequency range of just about any musical
instrument and do not assume that the only reason to record someone
speaking is intelligibility of the words.  I grew up reading all the
tape recorder ads that said use 3 3/4 for voice and 7 1/2 for music. 
Enough already.  That concept should have been ignored in the 1950s and
should be ignored now.

IF the speech recording you are working with does happen to be low
bandwidth, that is one thing.  But don't make it low bandwidth by bad
reproduction techinques because "what the hell, it's only speech".  Some
3 3/4 speech recordings DO have wide bandwidth.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]