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Thread #166031   Message #3989363
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
26-Apr-19 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
GUEST,Old Performer - agreed, these days there are no excuses for poor quality shoddy recordings..

The widest availability of cheap digital recorders in one form or another
enables anyone to make clear unmuffled distortion free recordings.
A few quick easy lessons in proper operation of these devices
will minimise handling and backround noise..

The results should be acceptable for most amateur purposes.

However, back in the days of cheap rubbish cassette recorders,
good recording quality was the exception..
If those surviving tapes are all we have to cherish.
Then even the most advanced software noise removal techniques
can't shine up a turd into a diamond.

But if we care enough about the artistic and historic importance,
then we do our best to tolerate hiss, tape drop outs, tape flutter, and all the rest of the audio garbage..

I just bought a cheap Sandy Denny CD of informal recordings in another artists house.
Every review emphasises how shite the sound quality is,
I've not got round to playing it yet.
But am prepared for the worst...