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Re: [ARSCLIST] Podcasting--explained a bit...
Also note that mono WAV files take about half the space for the same amount of time. 78's are mono.
One man's voice segments are mono. So even more specious is the excuse of an old computer! PS -- my
first record-to-computer efforts were on a Pentium 133 Toshiba laptop with the old/slow kind of hard
drive, all of 1.2 gigs large. It would not record 44.1/16-bit WAV stereo files for more than a
couple of minutes because the hard drive couldn't keep up, or the processor. I wanted to record
deteriorating old radio tapes, made from transcriptions. That's mono material. I quickly figured out
that if I set everything to mono 44.1/16-bit WAV, it could record until the hard drive was full with
One could argue that, say, 32K/16-bit WAV would be OK for 78's and spoken segues. Just about any
computer since a Commodore can do that. I'd stick to CD-standard 44.1/16-bit though.
And I 100% agree with Steve Smolian's post about being ethical to the original artist and producer.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Breneman" <david_breneman@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Podcasting--explained a bit...
--- Lou Judson <loujudson@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Steven, I wonder if there is a idfference between and archivist and
record collector? You definitely seem to be the latter. I wonder if
someone can get a grant to come and actually archive and digitize
I got the impression that what Steve had in mind wasn't a
preservation project, but to produce a podcast "radio show"
of music from 78s. If that's the case, there's no reason
to retain the original wav files (although it would be
nice) after each show is produced, and the only cleanup
necessary would be to make the material more "accessible"
to modern listeners - not the kind of exacting noise
reduction regimen used by professional restorers for
David Breneman david_breneman@xxxxxxxxx
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