AES New York 2013
Tutorial T21

Sunday, October 20, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 1E09)


T21 - National Recording Preservation Plan: Audio Preservation/Archiving: Disc Playback Stylus Selection

Marcos Sueiro Bal, WNYC / New York Public Radio - New York, NY, USA; Masterdisk - New York, NY, USA

Draft document AES-16id-2010 on stylus selection states that stylus selection “will always be subjective,” but there may be mountains of data waiting to help us with our selection. As a proof of concept this tutorial will attempt to establish whether there is a correlation between playback stylus size and year of recording using data from a recent project transferring over1500 lacquer disc sides from radio station WNYC. This kind of research aligns well with the NRPP’s recommendation to develop “scientific and technical research leading to the development of new technologies to recover, reformat, and preserve audio recording media."

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