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Re: [ARSCLIST] "Echo" in 1916 vertical recording
On Monday, February 16, 2009 1:45 PM, Eric Hollis wrote:
> The recording seems to have a faint "echo", meaning that I'm
> hearing a faint recording of the gentleman as he speaks. The
> faint recording is ahead of the main recording.
I'm wondering if several discs were dubbed at once, and that
vibrations (?) from another dubbing system
> Also, I'm hearing distortion in the louder passages of the
> recording, as if the stylus is being overdriven. I've adjusted
> the levels, and it doesn't appear that I'm clipping, but I'm
> still hearing the distortion.
A long shot perhaps, but do you have any hum/rumble and
harmonics of those in your playback system?
In addition to the fundamental hum, its harmonics will create
a pseudo reverb effect and other distortions. The pseudo
reverb, however, will not behave like the pre-echo that you
are describing. It can indeed sound like an overdriven stylus
A good hum removal plug-in can work wonders in this scenario.
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