A considerable appreciation of early records is noted in the CD market; however, the resulting signals presented on these CDs are extremely inconsistent. It is un-historical and hence un-authentic to use an expectation of the taste of present-day listeners as the guiding principle for transfers. Rather than trying to criticize those responsible for such transfers, the present paper presents the recording process of the acoustic period in order to promote a necessary step of interpretation and reverse engineering.
Affiliation: The School of Conservation of The Royal Danish Academy for Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
AES Convention: 103 (September 1997) Paper Number: 4610
Publication Date: September 1, 1997
Subject: Sound Restoration and Archiving
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