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Old 14th November 2011, 07:15 PM   #17891
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Jan, just to clarify I was experimenting with what Rob Danielson calls a "head spaced barrier pair" which is a simplified dummy head setup. It gives a semi-binaural effect that seems to work on headphones and speakers alike. Here is more on similar stuff... caperteebirder.com - birdsongs and landscapes
It must have been the car wash mittens
So sad that I didn't take more pictures - you'll have to provide some for the article.

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Old 14th November 2011, 08:01 PM   #17892
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It must have been the car wash mittens

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Or maybe the hair curlers?
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Old 14th November 2011, 08:26 PM   #17893
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Well it looks like the 'satisfied' have taken over the thread again. They take 'perfect' pictures with their $100 digital cameras and criticize the earlier efforts of Ansel Adams because his pictures were all black and white. Then they express satisfaction with their sound recordings as being virtually perfect, while the rest of us, with some of the most expensive digital recording equipment presently made, find flaws. Does anyone understand why this is so? '-)
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They take 'perfect' pictures with their $100 digital cameras and criticize the earlier efforts of Ansel Adams because his pictures were all black and white. Then they express satisfaction with their sound recordings as being virtually perfect...
Hmmm, I missed that part. Can you show me where anyone said any of those things?
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Oh, then what do you use to make 'virtually perfect' photographs? Perhaps I misjudged you.
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Old 14th November 2011, 08:48 PM   #17896
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Well it looks like the 'satisfied' have taken over the thread again. They take 'perfect' pictures with their $100 digital cameras and criticize the earlier efforts of Ansel Adams because his pictures were all black and white. Then they express satisfaction with their sound recordings as being virtually perfect, while the rest of us, with some of the most expensive digital recording equipment presently made, find flaws. Does anyone understand why this is so? '-)
John one of your poorest examples yet, arguably modern technology has done nothing to improve on the best of Ansel Adams. It's as if we were still struggling to equal the first electrical Blues recordings of Paramount in 1925 or so.
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Oh, then what do you use to make 'virtually perfect' photographs? Perhaps I misjudged you.
A Hasselblad 500C would do, compare it to 1957 audio technology.
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My photographs aren't "virtually perfect." They're technically pretty good (better than the photos I used to take with my Leica SLR), but I don't have the artistic flair of my wife. Nor a camera as good as hers.

But no-one was talking about photography, so you still have me mystified.
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Well good, and MY reference would be a 30 ips full track custom made analog tape recorder, or a direct disc made with the best recording equipment.
It is the same, Ansel Adams did NOT use a 'Brownie' or snapshot camera, to make his masterpieces. Most of the 'quality' recordings of the 50's and 60's used all analog of the highest quality, usually tube based. Effort and expense are necessary to make the best.
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That's very true. But as with all areas of technology, we've made huge amounts of progress, and the performance of those systems can easily be bettered- if by "better" one means "closer to the sound of the direct mike feed." It's sometimes tough for us old guys to get with the program, but the world has moved on since our youth. Progress is a GOOD thing.

I wish good mikes weren't so darned expensive, though...
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