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Dear Carl,

Yes, it has been previously discussed here and also has been in use for a
while as a deductive tool. It has proved extremely useful and I have
encountered no dispute as to its efficacy.

DDR

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> No one has mentioned the method that Andrew Rose applies: picking out the
> 50
> or 60Hz residual hum as a way to determine correct speed. Maybe that's been
> discussed before on the list. What's the consensus, if there is one?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:06 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Reducing crackle from 78 rpm records the analogue
> way on 70's reissue LP's
>
> Absolute pitch is not necessary in order to obtain the correct playback
> speed. Any device that will verify the pitches or key is enough, provided
> you know what the original key was. What is far more necessary, in fact
> essential, is a sensitivity to speed instability. As someone else observed,
> centering is often inadequately done and the resultant "WOW" is an analogue
> artifact that is entirely avoidable but fatally compromises the result.
>
> Department of homonymic error: Someone's posting yesterday confused "phase"
> (derived from Latin and Greek) with "faze" (derived from Middle English).
> Or was it supposed to be a pun?
>
> DDR
>
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:51 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > On 01/10/2012, Dan Nelson wrote:
> >
> > > Somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind it seems like someone posted
> > > that John RT Davies used a Shure M44 for many of his transfers with
> > > appropriate stylus and eq of course..... Does anyone else have better
> > > information ??
> > >
> > Yes, I think that is what he says in an interview which is on his
> > site.
> >
> > Do we agree that for transferring "78"s, it is essential to have
> > absolute pitch, to get the right speed ?
> >
> > Regards
> > --
> > Don Cox
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Dennis D. Rooney
> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
> New York, NY 10023
> 212.874.9626
>



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Dennis D. Rooney
303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
New York, NY 10023
212.874.9626