On 24/10/11 14:09, S. Massy wrote:
No problem! Here are the original track and the VHS-bounced version,
both as 24-bit 48khz FLAC files:
I've lined up the starts of the files as closely as I can, so you should
be able to start playing them at the same time and solo one or the other
to compare them. They're both normalised to 0dB peaks, but the VHS
version seems about 2dB louder, so you may need to adjust its gain down
a little if you're doing that kind of comparison.
As it happens, the VHS version has the phase reversed, so if you play
them both at the same time, they almost cancel out, at least at first;
they do eventually drift ever-so-slightly apart.
I had the audio as hot as I could manage at the time, though it may not
have been hot enough. I also used long-play mode, on the assumption that
using less tape would impart more effect on the signal. I suspect the
VCR may have some automated level control, anyway, so it may not be
possible to actually make it any hotter than this when it hits the tape.
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