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RE: Time for a science project

Glad you are up for "tweaking" svisner.

30 years ago when I got into tape and garnered quite a collection of 2 tracks, I realized the EQ problems you mentioned. Especially in the highs. Seemed that a number of the tape labels either didn't adhere to the industry curves or their duping machines were off.

Ended up playing with my A77 and adding a pot in the HF EQ circuit (actually very simple to do) which gave me basically up to +- 6dB at 10Khz. In this way I could vary the highs without actually adding any external "processing".

For years have had a DIY, Palette-like equalizer as part of my line stage. Helps with shrill CD vocals/strings and adding lows to older recordings.

Dolby is another story - it's real-time variable HF equalization which requires the appropriate decoder.



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