Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Doctor John Restoring Old Recordings (4) Restoring Old Recordings 22 Sep 00

I don't know if this has been done for old blues recordings but it certainly has for jazz. Where there's an old recording with cracks and gaps, those technical wizzards sample the sound on either side and fill in the space. A note that sounds like Louis but was never played by him. Very clever stuff but in the extreme you could end up with a whole side by Louis which wasn't. Is it justified? I'm not sure what I think of this; I suppose a little bit's OK but bits get bigger. Or would I rather listen to the crackles which weren't recorded anyway? What do other 'catters think? Dr John

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.