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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pristine Audio and the Milllennials . . .
I'm with Charles, 100%. Let's hope some of them even drag their friends to your demos of "stone-age
One demo that might be very educational -- take one of your old 78's and have the class listen to
and write their impressions of the following:
1. the original sold-to-the-public 78rpm record, hopefully in decent condition, played with a decent
needle on a Victrola-type device used in homes at the time of its release.
2. the CD reissue of that song, hopefully made from metal parts and transferred tastefully by
someone like Doug Pomeroy or Art Shifrin (hopefully without a tin-eared "producer" ruining their
work down the line).
3. a cassette and/or 8-track recording of the song, either from the CD or the original, but compare
these back to their source.
4. an MP3 file of typical Internet quality (ie 128kbps or worse).
Play back the electronic sources through a decent but doesn't have to be great system, but don't
change the amplifier and speakers, and see if you can keep the overall volume about equal. The
differences should be pretty clear and it would be interesting to see how the younger folks describe
them. This might diverge too far away from the history of music, but one could argue that the
technology used to record and reproduce the music is integral to how it was perceived and absorbed
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Lawson" <clawson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pristine Audio and the Milllennials . . .
"Gary R. Boye" <boyegr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
This is all a small step, but the 60 or so students in my class at least
learn something about twentieth-century analog audio . . . every other
Those students are very lucky to have you, Gary. They are truly getting
an education. Keep up the great work!
Charles Lawson <clawson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Professional Audio for CD, DVD, Broadcast & Internet