Sampling frequency on Radio programmes - Taking it off topic

michael norman michaeltnorman at
Mon Apr 27 04:34:03 PDT 2015

On 27/04/15 09:25, Jim web wrote:
> In article
> <CA+L9Mav+WTCNAAL+d6RVJ7+cT+ndXg3V4F+=xaobVqz6GZjDEw at>,
>     Kevin Lynch <klynchk at> wrote:
>> Although this discussion is largely closed I just wanted to draw
>> attention to  this show on R4 that investigates the whole "art" of
>> remastering I have not listened
>> to it yet but it's in my queue
> Stretching the OT just a bit further...
> Its an interesting programme. But for some strange reason it seems to
> overlook the cases where a recording may have been 'remastered' to bypass
> flaws in the earlier 'versions'. ;-> You can see one or two examples of
> what I mean at
> ...and alas I've also found a recent BBC Music Magazine cover CD with such
> flaws. So, alas, the game isn't over.
> Jim
I'll only trust "remastering" if the people who do it define what their 
source is, if its digital exactly what bitrate etc, what their mastering 
chain is and more pertinently what they are trying to achieve by 
remastering in the first place, and what if anything they have sought to 
improve.  Without that information debate is pointless.

Disclaimer : I have not heard the programme so I don't know whether 
those sort of issues were raised.


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