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Old 13th February 2018, 10:58 PM   #1271
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Scott Wurcer and I had a long productive meeting today about the LP.
Always good to do something like this face to face. Chris there always was an intent to be able to map our display of speed variation onto the EIA spec.

We also came up with a possible way to verify the LP tracks after production that removes a lot of the confounding issues, I need to make some inquiries before getting hopes up.
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Old 14th February 2018, 01:51 AM   #1272
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Probably a few degrees warmer than here in Boston right now. The lunch sounds pretty good too, damn. Missing all the fun.. LOL

I did enjoy a sunny, if brisk 3 mile walk probably while you guys were a' jawin' I'll drag you over to Assembly for lunch sometime once you are back.
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Old 14th February 2018, 03:38 AM   #1273
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Hi Scott,
Yes, and now I know. These things were a concern for me, but I'll take what I can get and be lucky I did. That's why I feel better about the record.

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Old 14th February 2018, 04:18 AM   #1274
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There was a running joke in scifi/fantasy movies for a while that involved a corpulent German officer wandering in the jungle with his Wagner and hand crank phonograph.

Herzog too of course but it had to be Kinski. YouTube
One could make some excellent metaphors between Fitzcarraldo and this Test LP thread.

Have you seen Encounters at the End of the World?

In classic Herzog fashion:
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I was referring to the record collection at McMurdo Base there There's a massive record collection in the frozen wilds of Antarctica - The Vinyl Factory
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Old 14th February 2018, 10:25 AM   #1275
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The 2nd LP in the Telarc OmniDisc set had 5 test tracks on the one side (Piano, Choral, Symphony etc) and two others on the last side for tracking tests (Beach Boys - Good Vibrations & "1812 Overture" - just a pity they didn't have an excellent Jazz track too.)

Adding a 2nd LP to the mix has been raised in the thread previously, but nothing further came of it (or was there a definitive no?) I am definitely not averse going to a 2 LP set. Having a few well mastered, decently cut high quality music tracks would definitely be a bonus. There may well be copyright issues to get around though.

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Old 14th February 2018, 12:37 PM   #1276
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I was referring to the record collection at McMurdo Base there There's a massive record collection in the frozen wilds of Antarctica - The Vinyl Factory
That's funny, I have a friend that engineered/DJ'd at the base in Thule Greenland during Vietnam. He asked to be assigned anywhere there is no shooting.
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The problem is we would need a release but also have to carry the copyrights if any forward on our LP. I don't see repeating straight cuts of some commercially released music as having a lot of value.

Pano and I discussed how different the recordings Jan made sound. Simple micing and no EQ or compression at all. Maybe someone here could donate some snippets of guitar or something else?
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Perhaps some musicians here could provide some well-recorded instrumental sounds for reference- such as a snare drum, acoustic guitar strings, and so on. Not necessarily “music” but of some utility. Maybe even some ambient / environmental soundscapes, like a city, a jungle and so on.

Then, it will be reference sounds independent of musical taste. Better for a broad audience I would think. I notice that with PMA’s or others test tracks for example Ive heard basically “disliked the music, so didn’t really focus or complete the test.”

I find that snare drums are particularly difficult to reproduce for some reason.

Also bagpipes oddly enough. I have an experimental bagpipe / drum recording which I tend to use as a reference.

Not this particular track, but thought I’d share. As a warning- some of you might find this wholly unlistenable. Scott you will likely appreciate.

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Really! Not bagpipes, I was prepared for the worst. This was worse.

Actually, some snare drums, timpani drum, violins, a harp, piano. Individually, they each can tell you something about the reproduction chain. I'm forgetting to mention other useful instruments I'm sure. Pipe up people!

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