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At CBC, we always adjusted azimuth by feeding recorded pink noise into a scope and adjusting for straight line lissagious, (sp?) pattern.

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On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:29 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 

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>Isn't there some technique for full-track azimuth adjustment where you take two feeds of the output, 
>polarity-reverse one of them, input into two console positions at unity gain and then adjust azimuth 
>for greatest net null?
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>-- Tom Fine
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:03 PM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] recording "cleanup" plugins and 192/24
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>> On 9/10/2014 5:34 AM, Andrew Dapuzzo wrote:
>>> While I understand the importance of capturing output "above 20kHz" with
>>> the aforementioned tools, are there any tools available to help with
>>> azimuth adjustments?  Older recordings, especially those made in the field
>>> with machines that have been "banged up", may be recorded with azimuth that
>>> is slightly off.  Therefore, the higher frequencies may be lost or
>>> diminished if playback is not adjusted to the exact azimuth of the original
>>> recording.  Is the only tool available our ears listening as we manually
>>> adjust the azimuth?
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>> Essentially, yes; if the tape is stereo, combining the channels into mono makes it easier to get 
>> the azimuth right.
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>> Peace,
>> Paul
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